Tree ATC trio

My first day back to work was fine but I’m quite tired tonight. So for my daily art, I simply drew some whimsical trees on watercolor ATCs. I then colored them in with markers which I then diluted and spread with a waterbrush to have a watercolor feel. Simple and fun.

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Weekend update

Another busy weekend has come and gone. Once again, I kept my daily art simple with a mandala and a zentangle. I rarely draw specific shapes when doing my zentangles but this time, for some reason, I started drawing a cup. And I really like how it turned out.

For today, I went for another set of postcards. But this time, I played with watercolors. I painted rather quickly, without thinking too much and I like most of what I did. My favorite is the green “snowflakes” which were supposed to be mandalas. My brush was too big for any detail work so I left it as is. To draw on top of the other postcards, I used my Fude Ball 1.5 pen.

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Dog toy

Since I already had my polyfill out, today I decided to try a no-sew toy for one of my mom’s dog. I used a piece of fleece found at a second-hand store and a “squeaky” plastic thing I found in my stash (from all the sewing stuff my godmother gave me years ago.)

I had to do a bit of sewing because my knots didn’t cover the inner curve at the top but other than that, it’s all knots. The dog loved it so much he already started breaking it! Oh no! That’s okay, I learned my lesson and will try another design for him.

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I also continued doodling on the painted branch:

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I guess I was in a zigzag mood today!

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Weekend update

I decided to draw more mandalas and zentangles over the weekend. It’s easy for me to do those things especially since I usually spend at least part of the weekend with my parents. So here are this weekend’s creations:

For today, I again chose something easy as I was spending the day with my mother. She had previously painted acrylic on some branches and I started doodling on the biggest one with gel pens. It’s an ongoing project so today I’m only showing two sections. I couldn’t do more because the light was quickly fading and I prefer to keep the branch outside. I’ll show more photos as it progresses.

Do you like to doodle? If so, do you have a preferred style or surface to use?

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Weekend creations

The weekend was busy so I decided to do simple stuff for my art. A zentangle on Saturday. I hadn’t done a zentangle since my series of coasters in January so I was a bit rusty but it came out fine. 


On Sunday, i did a silly drawing in a book titled Complete This Drawing. My mother and I take turns drawing in it. On the left, you can see the design I chose which was obviously meant to be a squirrel’s tail but I turned it into a funky hairdo. We usually draw something other than what it’s supposed to be. 


And finally, today I did some more postcards. This time, I created collages on them. At the beginning of the year, I had the intention of sending letters and postcards to friends but never got around to doing it so I’m making various postcards to send out before the end of the year. 

These were fun to make so there might be more collages and/or postcards in the near future. 

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Doodling postcards

Another hot day. And I spent part of it at IKEA to get storage for my studio. I was able to get a turquoise Raskog, the rolling rack. They are discontinuing the color and I really wanted a second one. The first one is already full with paints, pens and other supplies. This one will be for collages elements and book making stuff.

Anyway, after a few tasks, I was too hot to take the paints out. And it’s so humid in my apartment today that they would’ve taken a while to dry. So, inspired by Alisa Burke and Hanna Andersson, I grabbed watercolor paper and my Slick Writer marker and doodled some postcards! Since the marker dries waterproof and permanent, they can easily be painted with watercolors now. Now the question is, do I paint them or do I mail them to people who can then paint them? What do you think? Here they are: City Cats, Flowers, Garden and Mandalas.

If you click on the images, you can see them a bit bigger. And, if you so choose, you can save them by right-clicking on each of them and print them for your own personal use only.

Thanks for visiting and I’ll be back on monday. Have a nice weekend!

Mandala magic

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While doing some cleaning last month, I came across a couple of sketchbooks I had forgotten about. One of them was my round mandala book. I hadn’t used it since November 2012 and only had a few pages left in it. So a couple of weeks ago, I took it out and made a mandala. I had no idea where it was going and just played with it. When I looked at it, the first thought I had was that the middle looked like pineapples and some points like angels, hence the title “Angels & pineapples”.


Can you see them? Or do you see something different?

Today, I grabbed the mandala book again and came up with a different style. Looks more like flowers and insects maybe. I don’t know its title yet so if you have any ideas, let me know!

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Thanks again for visiting. If there is something specific you would like to see me create this month, be it collage, painting, softies, ATCs… anything that I have worked with in the past that is, let me know and I’ll see what I can come up with. 

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