Monday, August 12, 2019

T is for Tiger and Toucan

For the month of August I'm doing the 
Hobonichi Challenge art prompts: 
"It's a Zoo Out There!"
What fun to draw animals, some that
I have never seen. Thank you Internet
for reference photos for art!

I think I may have used this same photo 
before to draw a sea otter.  I think he's so
adorable floating on his back, looking so

Sun Bear and Red Panda. Cute little
face on the red panda...

Yes, I work in more than one planner...
and multiple sketchbooks too. After all, 
it's not hoarding if it's sketchbooks! ha ha
The top planner (red) is the Hobonichi A6,
in which these little watercolors are 

Had to add a fun photo of one of my daughter's
flower beds.  It's beside their basement steps, 
hence the reason for the fence. I said her flowers
looked so much better than mine! She admitted
she's been putting on fertilizer every week. 
Maybe I need to take a page from her book!

The summer has flown by so quickly! Just 
thought I should add some pretty blooms
to the blog before they're gone. 

Linking up with Bleubeard and Elizabeth
for T Tuesday. Stop by for a beverage and
a chat. Can you find the coffee cups that
I doodle on my pages nearly every day? 
 Gotta have coffee before I do all the things.


  1. Yes, Dianne, I counted five cups of steaming coffee. Enjoyed seeing the animals you have drawn this month. Loved the face on that red panda, too! I always love to read your journal, too. It's fascinating the different things you do each day and how you put so much into each of your days, too. I can't believe you do all you do and STILL find time to do all that walking. That's mind blowing to me. You must never stand still or sit for that matter.

    Your daughter's flowers are fabulous. I'm super impressed. So glad to see you back sharing T with us this week. We've missed you.

  2. Your journals are a pleasure to see, as always. good to see you around again! Happy T Day, Valerie

  3. Of course it isn't hoarding to have so many sketchbooks! It is good to have you back for T and seeing these latest sketches. Nice animals. The otter is so cute! Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  4. Wow, gorgeous art journal pages! I love all of them. Lovely photos. Happy T-Day!

  5. I remember you did an 'animal challenge' before. You draw them really well. Some animals are quite unusual. I have seen a capibara only at the zoo. And i have never seen an otter.
    Your daughter's flowers are gorgeous. Yes, I feed mine too in the flowering season. It is definitely worth doing.
    Happy T-Day,

  6. Love your animals in your journal. Lovely work! Oh and I noticed your cups on your pages, too. :) Happy T Day!

  7. Love your books! and your art is always so wonderful-I love it
    beautiful flowers-fertilizer and regular watering is a good thing Happy T wishes Kathy

  8. It's so nice to see you at tea, Dianne. It's been a while I think. I always enjoy seeing your journal pages and fabulous drawings.

    I heard that too much fertilizer can burn plants. Obviously your daughter has the formula right! Lovely.

    Happy T-day! Eileen xx

  9. Your journal pages all look so interesting and your animal drawings are super. Its not hoarding to me to have a few journals close by to use. keep enjoying creating your fabulous pages.
    Happy T day wishes.
    YVonne xx

  10. Your illustrations are always beautiful! That otter is pretty cute.
    Wow! Your daughter's flower really are stunning. That is amazing that she fertilizes it every week. I wish my flowers looked that lovely but I am cheap and won't spend the extra money to make that happen. But at least I know the secret now.
    Happy Tea Day,

  11. Sun bears and otters are among my favorite animals, and you certainly did them justice. Beautiful work! Those are such pretty blooms and make a bright spot for summertime. Happy Day-Late T Day :)

  12. Your sketches are always delightful, and I enjoy searching for the cups. I counted 5. Your daughters flowers are very pretty. Happy T Day

  13. OOOh your Art journal pages are really Gorgeous Dianne !! I love all these beautiful animals your draw and paint with great talent. The flowers are fabulous and colourful. Hope you had a very happy T-day. Love the flowers you paint, they are fabulous.
    I wish you a very nice Friday,
    Big hugss, Caty


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