from my sketchbook ~ discover who God created you to be

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hey friends ~ a page from my mixed media sketchbook.  all i can say is this. {i agree!}a bit of papers i had gelli printed, and doodled on, which was glued to the top of the page with gel medium.  i also incorporated some textured wallpaper, and then used twinkling h2o’s for the watercolor.  finished with a sakura glaze pen in …

a wild dahlia flower in microbead detail ~

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hey friends ~ happy Friday {thank goodness!}not sure what to call this piece ~ maybe it’s a red sunflower… would love to hear suggestions for a creative name on this piece?  i’m fresh out … {it’s been one of those weeks}.i have lots of time in this one, and i was pretty patient, all in all! it was enjoyable, gradualling adding microbead details and color …

mixed media flower ~ winter’s daisy

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hi ~this is a mixed media-styled watercolor piece, created in my large scale, moleskine watercolor journal.  it’s size is 8.5″ x 12″ {and i love playing in this larger venue}this is the photo story, of how the piece progressed {the best i can recall, that is!}the first photo below shows the initial color, using sennelier watercolors, and then my first …

fear not ~ sketchbook love

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greetings on the first of november ~ we all know ~ life is full of challenges.   particularly as i contemplate “what’s next” in the decisions i must make for a depressed and addiction-oriented parent ~ my mom. now struggling with confusion, physical limitations, medications and many ongoing emotional issues, which she has had for as long as i can …

define yourself ~ from my sektchbook

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good morning glories!!!this is one of my favorite journal~watercolor pages… just a lot of bright, bold color laid down this way and that.  i am trying to be more deliberate about leaving white space, and i’m getting {only slightly} better about it.   i used a very large, bold, chisel-tipped black sharpie pen for the initial writing of letters, and outlining them black, raised …

a confident woman ~ from my sketchbook

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good friday to you all! i’m looking ahead at a three day weekend… the day off… a badly needed haircut, a nice birthday dinner for my husband, the beautiful scent of the apple trees in our yard blooming… and maybe even some warm weather!!!  woot woot!it’s also my husband’s birthday… our anniversary … and mother’s day.  just a trifecta of …

THINK ~

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From my sketchbook ~ the word: think. I think it’s called an acrostic.  I like words that help me remember something more, than just the plain ol’ word…  I sketched this a couple months ago when I was home on vacation.  I used my Koi watercolors, Sakura glaze pens, and black Pitt pen.  Prayin’ this will make it from head… …