Monday, August 14, 2017

Hobonichi Techo Tuesday




Joining the Tea Gang for T Tuesday over
 at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's, with a
beverage and a cinnamon roll...







I've been busily drawing in my Hobonichi
Techo.  The Hobonichi Challenge this month 
is Favorites.  How can you choose your
favorite Disney character?! There are too
many great ones...so I drew 3. 




 Here's the reason I didn't make the Tea
Party last week. A quick drive up to Lake Erie
to enjoy some sunshine, the sound of the waves,
and a walk on the beach. If you click on the link
to view the Ohio map, Marblehead is on the
 peninsula just above Sandusky, Ohio.
 In fact, you can see Cedar Point amusement
 park in Sandusky from the lighthouse
 on a clear day. Sometimes you just
 have to get away to see the sun set
over a body of water!




Here's the real thing...
camera phone shot of the lighthouse.




Port Clinton Harbor~
 We followed this heron down the water's
edge when he flew away from the breakwater
 area. This is the closest I got with my
camera phone. Don't know why we
didn't think to take our actual camera!








How will you squeeze in a little more 
summer relaxation this month?

P.S.  My ankles are much better~
thanks for your concern! It took about
4 days for the rash to clear up. sigh.
The joys of allergies. 'Tis the season...



Thursday, August 10, 2017

Art Mark Making



More little paintings in the
small booklet that I made.  Purple 
Canson Mi Tientes paper bound with 
chain stitch. 




I have been loosely following prompts




Painting with acrylics, watercolors, and
collaging with my own painted papers.
The pages were sometimes gessoed,
sometimes not.








The book is four inches by four inches. 
The theory is that the smaller size will
take less time to finish...




but sometimes it lays out on my kitchen
counter, and I look at it periodically, and
decide to make additions. And it takes
all day.




I'm thinking that maybe I should
do away with leaving the open border 
around the edge...




as I did with this one.(above) Still not sure if
it's 'done.'

How do you know when you're done?

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