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New Year Inspiration

Happy New Year Friends!!

Have YOU put on a your creative thinking cap(s) for 2019?



I purchased this art book a few years ago…

It is just the daily inspiration I need in the new year!

I made a book-marker for it… You can see I have a square as part of my design (see yesterday’s post).


What inspiration will YOU use in your creativity in the new year?  I hope you share it with me!

Cheers to new creative discoveries! 🙂

Faces and Bookmarks

I’ve been drawing faces of girls in my sketchbook lately as part of an assignment for the online class I’m taking from Carla Sonheim, “Y is for Yellow.”

I started with the hair first for these gaggle of girls:


And I really surprised myself!  These look like REAL people!  LOL!  🙂

The next faces I drew started with the eyes first:


I think all my drawing practice is starting to pay off!  I am starting to enjoy drawing people.

Remember the bookmark that I submitted to Uppercase Magazine at the end of January?

completed wine and cheese

Well, it didn’t get selected for the magazine but it is available for a free download if you subscribe to their free newsletter!  Here is the link if you want to sign up:


It is pretty cool to see my bookmark with all the other 300 bookmarks for the contest –  LOTS of creative people out there!

Happy Drawing and Reading!  🙂

What Are You Reading?

Summer is the time that I like to curl up in the shade and read a good book.  So I decided to make a couple of bookmarkers with my silly fish:

silly fish bookmarkers

I drew them with a black Micron pen and then colored with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils.

I think I like “Baby Face” the best!  🙂  Do you have a favorite?

I am currently reading this book, “Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana de Rosnay:

book I'm reading now

It is an excellent story about July 1942, the days of the Vel’ d’Hiv’ in Nazi-occupied Paris.  Have you read it?

I borrowed my book from a friend so I thought I’d return it with one of my fish bookmarkers.

I also made one to keep for myself – this one is double-sided:

other side of fish bookmarker

2 sided fish bookmarker

I used cheap watercolors and Prismacolor pencils to color this one.

What book you are reading or would you recommend?  I’d love to hear from you!

Happy Reading!  🙂