Tag Archives: wine and cheese

Very Gouda

I was having some wine with friends recently…


When this Gouda bird showing up:


I’ve heard that these birds hang out where wine and hors d’oeuvres are served.

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Wishing you a very Gouda day… Cheers!  🙂

Cheers To You!

I created this picture totally with my Gelli prints:


I used one print to cut out the wine bottle, glass and cheese and another print as a background.  I added a little pencil shading around these shapes.

This was totally unplanned!  I wanted to show it to you framed but it didn’t quite fit in the mat:


I’m learning a lot about framing my own artwork and hope that I can share some of this information with you in the future.

I plan to take the weekend off from my blog as it is a 3-day holiday weekend in the states.

So I wanted to wish you some good cheer!  🙂

Happy Creating!

Pass The Wine And Cheese!

At the lake, several of our friends gather at 5 o’clock for Happy Hour.  It really is a chance to talk and get caught up with everyone and share some laughter.  Everyone brings a snack to share and what they want to drink.  Some people just drink water but my hubby and I usually pour ourselves a glass of wine.  White or red – we like them both!  🙂

I created this in my art journal this summer.  It is a blind contour drawing (my eyes were closed and no I didn’t peak!)  After I drew it, I splashed on some watercolors – and yes, my eyes were open for this part.  😉


I like how the soft colors blend, don’t you?   Kind of like a winemaker blending his grapes together to create a varietal of wine…

I’d like to create this painting on a larger piece of watercolor paper and frame it.

Speaking of framing – do you cut your own mat board for your artwork?  I purchased a couple of mats today with the intention of matting some of my art but the mat opening didn’t fit properly.   Any ideas?!

Cheers Friends!  🙂

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!  🙂

Have A Seat!

I’m happy to say that I have FINALLY made a decision!  YAY!

The bookmark that I am going to submit to Uppercase is….

completed wine and cheese

Yep, the wine and cheese!  🙂  I softened the background colors and decided I like this one best as it represents the art I enjoy making!  Lots of color and patterns!

I’d like to thank ALL of you who so graciously shared your ideas with me!  As a way to show my gratitude, I’ve decided to give away my chair bookmarker below:

better chair photo

So if you’d like to WIN this original bookmarker – please make a comment below.  I will make the drawing this Friday, January 29th at 6 pm PST and will post the winner on Saturday, January 30th on my blog.

Cheers to you, my friends!  🙂


And The Winner Is?

Thank you to ALL who shared your opinion yesterday I my bookmarks!  🙂

I currently have a tie for the vases and the wine and cheese.  So I’m posting them in color to let you choose your favorite once more:


They both look like a party or celebration is about to begin…

I look forward to hearing what you think!

Cheers!  🙂

Chairs, Vases or Wine?

I recently started subscribing to Uppercase Magazine – for the creative and curious –  check out my link to learn more about this beautiful publication:


They also have a free weekly newsletter you can sign up for at the above link!

I wanted to participate in their call for bookmarks but their deadline is fast approaching on January 31st!  Which of my 3 designs do you like best?


The chairs, flower vases or wine and cheese?

I plan to color them with color pencils.  I will show you my colored versions soon!

Thanks for your help!

Cheers!  🙂