Oodles of doodles

I’m very busy these days for work, preparing activities for a group of kindergarten students. It’s more work than usual because it’s a new program we’re starting this year so I have to start from scratch. And when I’m busy like that, I don’t have the time or energy to do a lot of art. So it’s doodling to the rescue! Yesterday, I did a variety of faces in my small art journal using different permanent markers. They were fun to make. Today, I went for a little floral arrangement inspired by Alisa Burke. It’s on a 12 x 12 piece of cardstock so I could work a little bigger. Next time, I might go even bigger!

Thanks for visiting!

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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!

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>Photo Friday #14 – Vendredi Photo #14


It’s been raining all week around here but I’m lucky enough to have a hint of spring in my bedroom. I received these beautiful flowers from my family after my show Sunday night. I love that they are the first and last thing I see every day.
Depuis le début de la semaine, il pleut mais j’ai la chance d’avoir un soupçon de printemps dans ma chambre à coucher. J’ai reçu ces belles fleurs de ma famille dimanche soir après mon spectacle. J’aime qu’elles soient la première et dernière chose que je vois chaque jour.

>Altered photo – Photo altérée


For the first time in months, I don’t have anything crafty to show you. So I played with a photo of my morning glories with GIMP (I don’t have Photoshop.) It’s so fun to play with the colours and to try out the different filters (actions.) I still have a lot to learn but I’m enjoying this a little more every time.
Tomorrow, I will have a bunch of journal backgrounds to show you. And maybe a completed page in my Sketchbook…
Pour la première fois depuis des mois, je n’ai rien d’artisanal à vous montrer. Alors j’ai joué avec une photo de mes gloires du matin dans GIMP (je n’ai pas Photoshop.) C’est tellement amusant de jouer avec les couleurs et d’essayer les différents filtres (actions.) J’en ai encore beaucoup à apprendre mais j’aime ça un peu plus à chaque fois.
Demain, j’ai une panoplie de fonds de journal à vous montrer. Et peut-être une page complétée dans mon Sketchbook…

>On my balcony – Sur mon balcon


I don’t have a garden but I do have a few potted plants on my balcony: peppermint, chives, lemon balm… and morning glories. I just love them.
Don’t forget my giveaway.
Je n’ai pas de jardin mais j’ai quelques plantes en pots dur mon balcon: menthe poivrée, ciboulette, citronelle… et des gloires du matin. Je les adore.
N’oubliez pas mon tirage.