8 September 2009

Sketching away the blues

Today I sketched for 2 hours - and the 4 sketches are what I completed, I spend so much more time painting them. Then I will cut them out carefully and adhere them onto my background surface - usually a canvas. Preparing the background canvas can take me forever, as I layer and layer and keep adding things until I feel it's 'done'... then I will often add more over the top of the stuck down painted sketch - it's so much fun & I'm enjoying making art more and more each day.

I will be printing them, and painting them soon - so please visit me again soon.
Please feel free to let me know what you think, any tips or advice is always appreciated :)

The atc's I made using my sketches turned out fun to do. It was great to see one picture with different colours etc., Also, using your own drawings means that your cards are totally unique to you! How cool is that. So if you haven't tried it yet - what are you waiting for?.......hmm ok, who was it that said "but I can't draw"????? I heard you, yes I did. Well let me tell you something - you can do it, and if you stop saying that you can't, then you CAN!

If I can, you can. ( and the little voice inside my head still occasionally says "you can't draw" ) So stomp it out, tell yourself you can and go draw. I would love to see what you do - don't be shy.

I love all forms of mixed-media, and love the collage and rubber stamping too, but lately I'm addicted to trying to draw my girls. Every time I pick up my pencils, I learn something new - just from trial and error. I had a large eraser - which is getting smaller every time I sketch hahaaha So just have fun and try.

The inspiration on the web is amazing, the sharing and caring is awesome.
I want to thank Tamara for her thoughtfulness, Tamara also suffers from chronic pain like I do - so we can relate to the difficulties of every day living. Tamara sent me a couple of her awesome atc's and a zine/journal from Teesha Moore - and I absolutely love it... these arrived along with some lovely papers for me to play with too. What more could a girl want in the mail (ok, I could do with a few extra $$ if you are throwing it away) haha
But seriously, my heart was lifted so much from this one envelope in the mail - so I wanted to publicly thank Tamara - you are a sweetie xo

Pat yourselves on the back, because we arty farty types are just so open-hearted and creative we deserve a pat on the back...... so I'm giving you all one right now :)


  1. I love your drawings, I think they just get better and better. I love reading your blog too! Suzie. xxx :)

  2. Looks great. I haven't felt much like doing any art here lately. I have done some photography though. Now that my computer is fixed I can do more digital works of art and eventually I will get back to doing actual paper art. As soon as I get the stacks of paper sorted, which is such a mess I have been putting it off. It will eventually get cold outside again and I will have to be inside which means I will have to sort out the stacks of paper. :)

  3. I just love the first and third sketch they are stunning

  4. It's great to see your drawings, even more so to hear about your desire to do them. I'm looking forward to seeing how this group turns out.

  5. Hello Lori..WoW more fantastic artwork...I too can`t wait to travel the journey to the end result..Donna
    "stay strong and stay Positive"


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