sketchbook ~ the art of discipline

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hello sweet readers ~have i told you lately… how much i love sewing. quilting. coloring. drawing. doodling. writing? but did you know?… they don’t necessarily come ‘naturally’ ~ even more importantly, did you know… “the narrow gate”  ~ watercolor card … they are disciplines? bear with me in delving into the nuances of the word “discipline” pretty please?  typically, we tend to view discipline  as a harsh punishment. however, websters …

My Newest Christmas Cards ~

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Oh Happy Friday ~ I think this week ahh… has kicked my patootey!  But even bigger Ahh… so glad to make it through!  And speaking of ‘making it’ — Making handmade Christmas cards  has been one of the most relaxing things I’ve done these past couple months… and I love it!  Learning {more} to watercolor, drawing trees … adding glitter …

A World of Octobers ~ Sketchbook

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Happy Thursday everyone! Thought I would share some highlights of my noon-time stroll yesterday along the river…of course, all I had was my iphone {as I wishing for my ‘good’ camera!}  but… nonetheless… it was COOL.  {literally and figuratively!}  And it provided inspiration for my sketch {below}… I hope you enjoy it, too… And a fresh new coating of Fall …

FearLess Peerless ~

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All I can really say is wow!  So far, this is my most favorite watercolor product!  These are known as “Peerless” watercolors, and I got to order a special set labeled “Joanne colors” when I enrolled in Joanne Sharpe’s COLOR LOVE class.  This product comes loaded dry, onto pieces of paper!  Hard, cardstock-like paper.  Amazing product.  See more about it here. This …

Splish ~ Splash !

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My newest art supply – Derwent Inktense Water Soluble Pencils! And they are really, well, intense color.  Easy to use, and … fabulous!    What I really like best is their versatility, whether drawing with them, then adding water, or mixing the colors after drawing, or not!This is just the small set, which I bought at Michaels with my 40% coupon.  …