Category Archives: ink and watercolor

Catching up with sketches

It’s always nice to complete a sketch and be happy with it.  Artists know that’s not always the case!

Here’s a few of my recent works.  Do I have a favorite? Yes, as a matter of fact I do.  Do you have a favorite of these three?

Tools I used

A few tools recently used to connect a new dryer

 

Rock cairn at Watkins Glen

A rock cairn seen on a hike in Watkins Glen

Kitchen display at CupaJo

Sketch of kitchen utensil display at a local coffee house/restaurant Cup a Jo

 

Flights of Fancy journal and 2020 calendars are in!

2020 is just around the corner, and you can order your calendar today!  These calendars are 8.5×11, and are filled with bird sketches and some of my favorite quotes!  All pages are sturdy cardstock, with black wire binding and a hole for hanging.

I’ve also made a matching journal, 5.5×8.5.  This has pages that are lined, dotted or filled with grids for you to personalize and use to doodle or write in.  Carry it with you to have it handy for those moments of inspiration!  The front and back covers are sturdy cardstock, with black wire binding.

journal lined pageJournal back coverBoth come with a robust black wire binding and both are $12 each.  Let me know how many you want!

Ready for 2020?

2020 is just around the corner, and you can pre-order your calendar today!  These calendars are 8.5×11, and are filled with bird sketches and some of my favorite quotes!

I’ve also made a matching journal, 5.5×8.5.  This has pages that are lined, dotted or filled with grids for you to personalize and use to doodle or write in.

Both come with a robust black wire binding and both are $12 each.

Let me know how many you want!

Skirmisher statue

Blues on the Bridge

Blues on the Bridge is a day of free outdoor concerts, with food trucks and vendors in downtown Binghamton.  This was my first year going, and I brought my sketchbook to give the Skirmisher statue another try.

I wasn’t happy with the first attempt, here:Skirmisher statue

But after walking around a bit, and running into a few family and friends, I sat for another try.  Pretty happy with this one, especially as I just put ink to paper, no pencil outline first.  Calling it a day!Skirmisher statue

Calendar collection

Looking back…

Organizing a bit on this perfect summer day, I came across my calendar collection.  I’ve been making these as gifts since 2012! Eight years of paper calendars led to adding planners, a perpetual calendar and even my first book.  Looking at these evokes emotions, when I see my older works, it can bring me right back to the moments it was being created.

For 2020, I wonder if you can tell me something – how many of you still use paper calendars? Even mine has been more of a wall decoration, than for practical time planning. Maybe I should just make planners for those of us still inclined to use pen and paper? Or smaller calendars that are more image without space to write.

I’d love to hear your opinions! Calendar collection

Garlic

A trip to the Farmer’s Market

This market is awesome for delicious and juicy fresh veggies!  They’re so amazing that, well, sketches were needed.

Here you go, fresh from market, and they tasted as good as they looked!  Hope you’re enjoying some fresh fruits and veggies this summer!

Garlic

Fresh garlic. 

Carrots

   Fresh carrots

Onion

Fresh onion

 

Jamey fishing

Goin’ fishin’

Hiking comes naturally to me. So does, being outdoors, enjoying the beauty of nature.  So when Jamey talked about going fishing, I was happy to join him!

So far, he’s brought me a 7.5’ fly rod, reel and a cool fishing vest!  I got some hip boot waders, so I’m all set! We’ve only been out once so far, as the weather hasn’t really worked with our schedules. The fish were not cooperating that day, but it was just nice being out there and relearning the method. After all, it’s been decades since I last fished! Yeah, I know, a very long time, right? 🙄

Anyway, Jamey had gone a while earlier, and got a photo taken of him while he was on the stream.  It called for a sketch, and here it is.

Jamey fishing

Love this guy! 💕