Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Handmade Book and Pamphlet

This book and pamphlet were made from cardboard that I used to protect my table. I liked the patterns and colors so I stamped a few crows on it and created 2 little books.

The crow was printed with a stamp I carved.

The spine of the pamphlet was made by pressing the pages in a book press and brushing on PVA. The book on the right was bound with a Coptic Stitch. 

The back of the books.

The inside of the pamphlet was made index card scraps.
The Coptic Stitch book was made with lined copy paper.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Navel Orange Tree - Pen and Ink with Watercolor

It's been in the high 80s in San Diego lately. Yesterday when I felt a breeze and comfortable outside I decided it was time to sketch in the yard again.

I chose our navel orange tree. We have had it for years and it always produces oranges but I only remember one year that they were sweet and tasty. I did this sketch in pen and ink with watercolor.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Plein Air at Kit Carson Park

I was able to paint with the Inland Painters at Kit Carso Park. We stayed apart from each other and we all had our masks with us. We took them off when we painted. Only 2 different people stopped to talk to me but they put on their masks when they stopped and they stayed 6 feet away. There is always someone that stops to talk to me and look at what I am painting so I have been hesitant to paint in public. 

I painted in my sketchbook using watercolor because I didn't want to pack a lot of gear.

Before sketching I took a walk on the Kit Carson Trail Loop. It took me about 40 minutes. I had never been on the trail before so I didn't know what to expect. It was a nice clean trail with some shade.

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Monday, July 06, 2020

Masks - SF Sketchers Zoom Group

The topic was "masks". We drew each other while, one by one, we talked about our Halloween experiences. If there "posed" and spoke for about 4 minutes. Some of us also talked about our Covid mask.

Lowell, Dede, Faye, Corinne, Carmela
Pencil with watercolor

Doug, Hazel, Kaije, Victoria
Pencil with watercolor

Lauren in her bug mask, Jane, and Liz
Mechanical pencil

When we got back from our short break we drew our self-portrait with our mask on.
Mechanical pencil.

Sunday, July 05, 2020

Draw What You See From Your Kitchen Table with USK San Diego

The San Diego Urban Sketchers had a virtual gathering today and we sketched what we saw from our kitchen table. I sat at my counter and drew my stove and Keurig area. I used a rapido sketch pen to draw and watercolor to paint. I also took a survey and asked the sketchers if they liked the pencil showing in a watercolor. Most of them said, "yes".

Friday, July 03, 2020

Mini Crow Book

#finally #finished a #mini #crow #book I have been working on. #penandink with #watercolor #accordionbook #minibook #crows #bookbinding #bookarts I have adopted the favorite #quote I heard from my mother in law, "If a task is once begun, never leave it till it's done. Be the labor great or small, do it well or not at all."

mmm, I will probably put a border on the paper or something like graphite on the creases so they don't look dirty.

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Creativity Quote

#creativity #quote #fear To be creative is to not be afraid.