Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Reconstructed Journal (a journal flip)

A sketchbook flip. I made this reconstructed journal with Stephen Sloan (instructor) at Studio Maureen & The Next Door Gallery. Journal dates from February thru April 2014. Video length 2:37 minutes.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Hanamatsuri at the Vista BuddhistTemple

Sketches from the Hanamatsuri Flower Festival Celebrating the Birth of the Buddha at the Vista Buddhist Temple in San Diego, California.

Japanese Classical Dancers, a Buddha and Taiko Drumming. There was a lot of movement which was a great exercise for sketching. Pencil and watercolor in a large watercolor moleskine.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Mission San Diego de Alcala

This is the watercolor sketch done at the Mission San Diego de Alcala today with the San Diego Urban Sketchers Meetup Group. This mission was the first of the 21 missions and is known as the Mother of Missions.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The trip to North Park, San Diego

The trip to north park was just as fun as the figure drawing session. I got to see Stephen, Rachel, and Sami there. The model was Valerie.

I think that song was playing the last time I drove down there too.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Linda Giese in Art Journaling Magazine

My sketch buddy has a great article in Art Journaling Magazine Spring 2014 where she shares her travel journal and some art journaling tips.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden, Balboa Park

The Weekday Sketchers, (aka The Rachel Group) met at the Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden in Balboa Park this morning. The Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden displays approximately 2,500 roses of nearly 200 varieties on a three-acre site full of fragrance, color, and beauty. These are my sketch pages with the sketches. You can also view a 2 minute "Lydeo" of the morning here:

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

The San Diego Zoo

My sketch from the zoo while on a meet up with the San Diego Urban Sketchers.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Oceanside Pier, San Diego, California

On a meetup with the San Diego Urban Sketchers I got to draw people in white gellyroll on black paper and use watercolor with pen and ink on watercolor board. These are my sketches:

Friday, April 04, 2014

Productivity Wheel

After reading an article, "How did famous creatives spend their day" I was curious how I spend my days. This is one of my productivity wheels in my sketchbook.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Leather Journal

This is the leather journal made from instructions in How to Make Books by Esther K. Smith. I wanted to make a closure but I didn't want to poke a hole in the leather so I made ties. I had cut up a purse a while back instead of giving it to Salvation Army. The fake leather was perfect for this journal project.
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