Day 16 -For today’s craft I continued working in my new little sketchbook, and I doodled what’s called a zentangle. A zentangle is just a doodle, usually randomly divided, with all sorts of different patterns in each little space. They’re fun to do, in all sizes from inchies to big BIG! My favorite zentangles are done in black ink, but I wanted to do something a little different, so I used a light blue fineliner. (note – ignore the eraser booger at the top by the spiral binding, hehe)
Day 15 -I’m super excited about the new little sketchbook I got at Deserres in Halifax, but then again, I have a thing for shiny new EMPTY books! I get all excited thinking about what I could put in said book. This particular little book measures a mere 3″ X 5″, is spiral bound, and made by Strathmore. It’s super thick too! I meant to buy the mixed media one, which has thicker paper, but grabbed a drawing one instead. The paper in it is still pretty sturdy, so I’ll have to give it a try with mixed media too. Today we received a very beautiful wedding invite in the mail, in black and hot pink <3, which was the inspiration for the colors of this doodle. The style of flower was inspired by my friend Roxanne, she draws lots of cute little flowers like this. And the quote is from “Get Happy”, originally sung by Judy Garland, but I’ve been hooked on the rendition they did on House a couple of weeks ago. The whole thing was awesome! They jazzed it up, added dancing, a top hat, bow-tie, just crazy awesome stuff.
Day 14 -Today Rob and I went to Halifax for a road trip. We actually went to see Sue the T-Rex, the largest and most complete tyrannosaurus skeleton ever found. She was amazing! For a period of about 5 or 6 years when I was a kid, I had my heart set on being a paleontologist. I’m not sure whatever happened to that dream, but I’m still feeling the dinosaur love apparently, because I was SO excited to see Sue!
While in Halifax, I of course had to visit Deserres, a big art store downtown. I was so excited to score a supply I’ve been looking for for awhile. They’re called Shiva Paintsticks, and they are oil paint in a solid crayon shape. They feel somewhat similar to oil pastels from what I’ve seen so far, except you can manipulate and blend them with a brush, palette knife, or your finger. And, unlike oil pastels, they actually dry after about 24 hours. I played with them a little in the car on the way home. I just played with blending a few colors, but that’s the only crafty thing I was able to squeeze in on our road trip, so this is it. I played in my new little chunky sketchbook I also got there.
Day 13 – In keeping with my spring mood, I created some little wearable chocolate bunny brooches! They are felt, and all hand stitched, on Easter-colored backings of course (except for baby yellow – pale baby yellow felt apparently does not exist!) These measure about 2″ High, and will be listed on Bubblecup.etsy.com tomorrow,
Day 12 – For day 12, I created some much-needed labels for some buttons I’ll be listing on retroheart.etsy.com this week, using Photoshop. Watch for them!