Thursday, December 31, 2015

Walk Forward Into View

Continuously relocate and replace aspects of ourselves that don't work for us anymore and walk forward into view. Playing the orly avineri (art) journaling game.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Embrace Change

"Embrace Change" This is a spread created using The (art) Journaling Game from Orly Avineri. The title of the game card is Alterations.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Mini Books

These are books I made during a quiet evening at home when my husband was at work.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Journal pages

Journal spread. Entries from Dec. 4-10 2015

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Toilet Paper Roll Faces

The artist credited for these faces is Junior Fritz Jacquiet. I thought of trying these faces when I was wrapping Christmas presents tonight. 

Friday, December 04, 2015

Sketchbook Flip - The Encyclopedia Book 2015

Re-purposed Encyclopedia

8.5 x 11 inches

Exposed Stitch

5 Signatures

Various Papers: watercolor, Bristol Board, craft paper, encyclopedia pages

Spine: Duct Tape, Waxed Embroidery Thread and Wooden Beads

This book was made while attending a book arts course at Mesa College taught by
Cindy Zimmerman.

Drawings and other journal entries are from July 7, 2015 to November 30, 2015
by Lydia Velarde.

The square on the cover was made by tearing out a part of the binding with an
exacto knife, stamping a self portrait eraser carving and colored with gold

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Bella Collina, San Clemente

Sketching with the San Clemente Sketchers, Just for Fun Meetup Group on the golf course!

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Do One Thing At a Time

Once again i start to sketch everyday. I think it usually lasts 4-5 days but this is the first this month. A message to myself. Do One Thing at a Time.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

My Sister

I haven't sketched much lately (my house is getting neater and neater) This sketch of my sister was painted with some children's watercolor I found while cleaning my studio. I didn't draw her first. I started straight in with paints. The nice thing IS that when I was painting her I got to think about how much I love her.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Summer Past Farms Nov. 2015

my sketch at summer past farms

a 4:41 minute video of our day at summer past farms

Bird Houses at Summer Past Farms 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Life Drawing at Judy's

2 minute poses
Pencil and watercolor

10 Minute Poses
pencil and watercolor

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Large Watercolor Book

This is a large watercolor Coptic stitch book i made to go with the cover Gary got me at the Vista Viking Festival.

The book and the cover.

The paper was designed in a Gelli Plate class taught by Susan Bainbridge.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Mission San Juan Capistrano

This is a sketch created at the Mission in San Juan Capistrano while on a meetup with San Diego and San Clemente Sketchers.

Waiting at the Train Station in Oceanside gave me a chance to do a warm up sketch.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Grape Day Park, Escondido, CA

A watercolor sketch done at Grape Day Park. The Escondido Center for the Arts is in the background.

Quick pencil sketch of people at the park.

Thursday, November 05, 2015


These are books I made from a watercolor I didn't like.

This book is a two in one, instructions found in Alisa Golden's book. The paper was made in a gelli print class taught by my friend, Susan Bainbridge.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Old Town, San Diego 2015

Sketching with the San Diego Watercolor Society today.

a 1:18 minute video

Monday, November 02, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

9 Artists Attend a Gelli Plate Workshop 2015

A 2 minute Lydeo of a workshop i took today.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Watercolor Practice

Practicing watercolor with a still life.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015

oil painting

I finally finished an oil painting started at Lake Hodges. 

Completed 5x7 inches on Ampersand Claybord

Lake Hodges where it started.

In progress

Leftover paint in my sketchbook.

Thursday, October 22, 2015