Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Techo Tuesday

A new year, a new Hobonichi Techo...
interesting to see that the 2017 journal
has doubled in thickness from the
drawing, painting, collage, and other
remnants of life that have been 
adhered to the pages!

Looking towards enjoying new 
adventures in 2018...

Have you ever drawn your breakfast?
Note the little coffee cup, egg and toast 
on the left page.  (I need a hot cup of
coffee or tea to wake up in the mornings!)
Said doodle 'qualifies' me to link
 up to the T Tuesday blog hop,
from which I've been absent too long.
Stop by for a beverage and a chat!

I'd much rather draw and paint in
my journal than do housework...
how about you?

Sunday, December 24, 2017

December Drawings

December drawings from my Hobonichi
A6 planner. Some are inspired by the

Hobonichi Challenge, (found on Instagram)
and some not. 

Because I've been away from the blog
for several weeks, there are a lot
of images to share. Grab a warm 
beverage and I hope you will enjoy!

My parents 65th Anniversary Party (mentioned
above) was a success, and we were 
so glad they enjoyed the evening and got
 to visit with so many family and friends.

If you fancy visiting other bloggers for
a beverage and a chat, stop by Elizabeth 
and Bleubeard's blog. Every Tuesday,
Altered Book Lover shares her 
crafting enterprises, museum visits, and
restaurant adventures. Stop by!

Wishing you a
Happy Holiday Season,
whatever you celebrate!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Happy Mail and Tea

Happy Mail from Diana Ryman

I received some delightful ATC's in the mail
this week from my friend Diana Ryman, of
Ravenna, Ohio.  I had requested the theme
of Dia de los Muertos.  I adore the pieces 
she created!  Oh, that bunny! Made my day...

Ladybug ATC's that I sent to Diana for
the swap: pen and watercolor

Diana had requested ladybugs from me, so
I did a couple of watercolors from images online.

Hobonichi Challenge prompts: fern; hazelnut

I've switched to drinking tea lately...hard to
believe, I know. Tea bags make for interesting
collage materials, don't ya think?  Linking up
for T Tuesday over at Altered Book Lover's
blog. Stop by for a look-see!

Prompt: Brown bear

Drawings in my Hobonichi A6 daily journal...
usually no more than 3 1/2" wide, since 
the A6 is only about 4" x 6" in size. So if
you're viewing this on your computer 
monitor, the image is larger than the
original art work.

Prompt: Dragonfly

The theme for the challenge this month
is "A Walk in the Woods."

Prompt: Clouds

Prompt: Birch trees

Prompt: Moon

Prompts: fox; deer

To all those who celebrate Thanksgiving, have a
wonderful holiday!  Even if it isn't a holiday in 
your neck of the woods, it's a very positive 
thing to pause and be thankful each day...
blessings to you!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Mail Art from Denmark

Mail Art from Kristine in Denmark....

whom I met at a monthly art group when she
lived here in the U.S.  She's a very sweet lady,
and a talented artist.  When she and her
little family decided to move back to Denmark,
we knew we would miss her, but so glad
they are enjoying being near family and
we can stay in touch on-line. 

When Kristine offered to swap Mail Art, I
jumped at the chance.  I love the 
contrast of the stenciled white design on 
the brown craft paper.  A similar design is 
stenciled on the green card. 

Have you gotten any
artistic mail lately?

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Hobonichi Treats; Challenging Pages

Hobonichi Challenge: October~
Chimera and Eyeball

Witch and Candy Apple

Zombie and Potion...
A zombie potion sounds interesting too.

Fairy and Teeth...love those little pumpkins
that people carve and insert plastic 
vampire teeth!

What do you draw for a Poltergeist?
This vintage illustration resembled the 
portrayal of a demon. Historians suspected
the children of the family of perpetrating the
'haunting.'  oh, and Pumpkin Pie was the
prompt on day 31.

November Hobonichi Challenge is 
"A Walk in the Woods."  The first day was
Chanterelle, which I discovered is a 

Owl and Lichen.

Dung Beetle and Chestnut.

Linking up for T Tuesday...
thanks for stopping by to visit!
It's definitely become hot beverage
season in my neck of the woods!