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.
I try to use my own photo's as much as possible, sometimes I borrow from the web. If I inadvertently use your picture without giving credit, please do let me know and I will either credit or remove it, I hope you will do the same with mine.
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

sketch books......

It's been awhile since I posted anything from my sketch book. I really have not done anything worth posting. I gave it a break for a time but found myself back at it. After a break I seemed to have lost the knack. I really have not done anything any good. Still, I must post the bad with the good, so here are a few recent ones.
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Some things just do not photo well but thats OK. My sketch book is something I work on continually until its full. I go back and add to each page as I am inspired. I copy things from books and I like to put inspirational verses and sayings on each page too.
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The purpose has changed through each book. I began by trying to loosten up my paintings. That is still a goal. I am not trying for realism here, even though that is my preference.
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I am very inspired by other blogs who do painting or drawing. Some are just so good, they can not help but inspire.
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I don't know where this journey will lead me but I am sure enjoying it. What will I do with all the sketch books?
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simplicity.......I would like to illustrate childrens books. I would actually enjoy writing one with simple pictures.
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Well that's enough for now.............I finally got my photobucket sorted out again. So now I have to get down to getting my other blogs done.


  1. I like them they are quirky.

  2. I love your would be perfect at illustrating a book.

  3. I find all your sketches beautiful! Sometimes making art is just so soothing--the doing and enjoying at a later time, too. I like how you go back and add text or other little details. You'd be a great illustrator!

  4. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I think your art is beautiful. Hugs! ~Niki

  5. Wow. Your artwork is beautiful. You are really talented!


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