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A Scribble Bird

I learned this technique from Carla Sonheim.

You start with a scribble…

And then you try to find something to create out of it. It kind of looks like a bunny, doesn’t it?

Of course I found a weird bird in it!

I added a few more lines to create my Scribble bird. Next, I colored it with Copic markers:

Then added color pencils and pencil shading:

Here is a mouse I did previously in my art journal:

I challenge you to find an animal or bird in a simple scribble!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 🙂

One Sugar Lump Or Two?

I really like “Random Pick” drawing days in Carla Sonheim’s year long online class this year.  She chooses two words from a container and you get to draw, paint or write a poem with the prompts.

Yesterday, the words were mouse and cup.  So this is what I drew in pencil and then added black micron pen:


Next, I added color with my watercolor pencils from Faber-Castell:


I recommend you write your own prompts and put them in a jar.  It is a great way to generate creative ideas when you feel stuck in an art rut.

Cheers!  🙂

Cat and Mouse

I didn’t realize when I created my cat and mouse using text from “Hoyle’s Up-To-Date Card Games – copyright 1940” that there was an actual card game called:   Cat and Mouse!

Apparently, the game is AKA Spite and Malice, a card game for two players in a competitive solitaire.  Both players try to be the first to get rid of a pile of “pay-off cards” by playing them to center stacks which are started with an ace and continue in upward sequence to a king.

Here is my cat:


And mouse:


I used my gelli-printed deli papers for the other papers.

Happy Whimsical Wednesday Friends!  🙂

Dixie Mouse

Did you have a favorite stuffed animal as a child?

Mine was Dixie mouse:

Dixie Mouse stuffed animal

I was reminded of Dixie when I was journaling in my art journal recently:

art journal of me as a kid with dixie mouse

Here I am at about five years-old.  This prompted me to get out my old childhood album to see when I got Dixie.  I think I got it when I turned one.  Dixie had a rather large nose and ears that were loved off…

It was a rainy day at the lake when I just started playing in my art journal.  I was surprised to find a childhood photo of me in my stash!

Sometimes I like to create a border in my journal with paper scraps.  I learned this technique from the very talented, Teesha Moore.

So today, I decided to sketch Dixie mouse in pencil with a few color pencils:

drawing of dixie mouse

I would love to hear about your favorite stuffed animal as a child!  🙂

Happy Journaling!