Sunday, November 28, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Old Poway Park

Did a little sketching at Old Poway Park today while Gary took pictures of me for Gabi Campanario's book on Urban Sketchers. We did a lot of errands with the last stop...Dairy Queen for a Sundae.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


My good friend Helen was in The Artist Magazine this month. She got a well earned award!

Congratulations Helen!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Cleveland, Ohio

I got to spend the week in Cleveland for a work assignment. It was a great experience! I got to sketch on the plane and at the airport.
A sketchbook journal page in a large watercolor moleskine.

At the cleveland hopkins airport and on the plane to Chicago.

On the plane to San Diego.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Poway Parks

Old Poway Park, Templar's Hall and Midland Railroad Ticket Office

View from Aubrey Park, Poway

Today was a great morning spent at Old Poway Park. While I was there I heard there was a softball tournament at Aubrey Park so I spent a little time watching and listening to girls playing softball while sketching the view from the fields.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


My husband and I took a trip to Borders so I could pick up Maira Kalman's new book And the Pursuit of Happiness. We stumbled upon Patti Digh from the 37 days Blog. Patti was promoting her new book Creative is a Verb which I bought along with Life is a Verb. She signed them both for me. We sat and listened to her talk for a while and I heard things I needed to hear.

Since starting my NEW FULL TIME job I have NOT found the energy to do the art I used to create on a daily basis. Well, I heard many words of encouragement. Mainly my own interpretation of "just do it" and "no excuses". Thank you Patti!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Trip to Pleasanton

I took a trip to Pleasanton this week.

The nice think about being at the airport is the people don't move too much.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Life is good. Be Happy.

September 25-27 2010
mostly doodles and drawing while watching TV

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Book Binding

Last night I finished my first EVER book made with book cloth. My books didn't come out as beautiful as I wanted them to but as my friend Stephen says, "You can't learn something and perfect it at the same time". These books are 4 x 6 inches. Hand stitched and bound.

In one of the pictures you see the pretty end papers I selected but I did it wrong and the beautiful part got glued to the cover.

The book I used for instructions is Bookcraft by Heather Weston. It was fun and I'll probably try more projects from her book.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mother-In-Law Tips

This is my new zine, Zip Chips #4 which is a tiny 6 page zine, folded from one sheet of legal size paper. It contains 5 tips I learned from my mother-in-law illustrated in color.

You can get it from my etsy shop.

Friday, September 24, 2010

sketches for zine world

These are sketches I submitted to zineworld. I sketched a few tools used in the art of zine making. I later filled the page with color while watching tv.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Making a box

This box was made from instructions found on the lovely design blog the instructions are here. It was a fun project and the intructions are very easy to follow. I decided not to make a lid although it was tempting. The paper used on the outside was given to me by my friend Rachel. (thanks Rachel and Sharilyn)

The book is 5 inches square with 2 inch sides.
Bottom of the box

Monday, September 20, 2010

sketch book journal page

drawing from tv and a drawing of Gary playing chess.
pencil with watercolor in a large watercolor moleskine

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Planet Rooth Studio Gallery

Had some fun drawing at Planet Rooth Studio Gallery. Put together by Konstant Be on Facebook.

watercolor and pencil

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Centro Cultural de la Raza

I met with 3 other sketchers at Balboa Park today. These are my sketches and the youtube video. After looking at the video I realized 3 of us had made our own sketchbooks! It's always fun to sketch with friends...

My sketches of buildings in the distance.
Marker with watercolor on the left. Sharpie with watercolor on the right.

People in the area.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

journal page

Last night I watched MTV. I was inspired to try some stick figures after looking at Rachel's the other day. There was a lot of movement on the screen with all the singers and dancers.

I also had to journal about my ongoing saga with the dreaded dentist.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The art of Manliness

The Art of Manliness has a fascinating article on how famous men used "pocket notebooks". The article: The Pocket Notebooks of 20 Famous Men" includes the notebooks of Mark Twain, George Patton, Thomas Jefferson and George Lucas.

It made me feel a little less loony for carrying mine around and documenting just about everything...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Book Making

My friend Rachel showed me how to make little books today. the pages are all from one sheet of paper folded and cut. The cover is half of a sheet folded. It was fun talking art and looking at books!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Gary's Birthday

i'm not very domestic

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

My Cuaderno

My sketch and art buddy, Kathy, saw this little sketchbook at one of our outings. She asked to see it again which inspired this youtube video:

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Friday, September 03, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010


It turns out I saw and had a photo with, Pavel Sfera "probably the best Bono impersonator working in the industry today"