This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
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Friday, September 6, 2013

more from sketchbook...........

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I have done one of these for each season. Not sure if I showed the summer and Spring yet. I know I didnt show winter. Now keep in mind I am not trying for realism here.
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Cartoon like

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I suppose I am looking for ideas for cards or kids pictures.
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really I am just doodling and having fun, you cant see it here but most of these have glitter on them. I bought Martha Stewart glitter pens and tonight will get another set so I have more colours.

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I dont seem to be able to get good pictures but that's OK this is just to keep a record somewhere of what I do.

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Mary had a little lamb, would this subject make a good kiddies room picture with a bit more detail added?
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I would appreciate some ideas what to do with some of these ideas. Do you think its worth making the effort and using proper paper making some of the images to sell? Or are they really not good enough. I would like to do some simple stuff............real pictures take a long time and I do not think they would sell at all. I also need ideas of what to paint on. It does not have to be watercolour or pencil as these are. I have done some decorative painting. That is quite successful.


  1. Why not give it a try you never know, I never see pictures for childrens rooms in shops unless there is ten of them all the same a one off is hard to get.
    The lonely cat is very appealing and could advertise a animal shelter.
    I like the flower pictures too.

  2. My friend, you have to get that doubt out of your mind! If you want to try, go for it!! If this gives you pleasure and you want to share it with the world, again, go for it!!! Mary had a little lamb, would be great for a kids's room ;o) I love your Autumn Girl! Looks like she is meditating! I would paint on wood or canvases, like you have got from me ;o) Go with your heart ;o) Never force anything ;o)

  3. I just love the one of the cat - although I'm dog-person myself.


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