Thursday, March 23, 2017

My blog: take two

I’ve decided to try this whole “writing a blog” thing again. So on this, the 2 year anniversary of the last time I’ve posted, I’d like to invite anyone who is still here to come check out my new blog.
It will still have my doodles & journals & calendars in addition to ramblings about books & what I’m reading.
My artwork is often SO influenced by what I’m reading and the two are so intertwined that it just seems natural to write about both.
And I hope this will give me more to write about :)
See you there:

Monday, March 23, 2015

Lots & Lots & Lots of Calendars!!!!

The last calendar I showed on my blog was October... so picking up where I left off we have:

My Calendars-
November 2014!!! 
Still my favourite calendar background EVER! Just love it.

December 2014
The first time I"ve done a Chrismas coloured calendar for Dec. Altho I still had to have Jack in there ;)

January 2015

February 2014

I also made a years worth of calendars for a custom order! Here are a few of my favourites from that set

March was my favourite of this set. I ended up making my own March calendar to look like it. 

July's Background: I've actually never done a 4th of July themed calendar before. July is my birthday month (and also the birthday month of like 2/3 of my family!) so that's usually the theme of my July. It was fun doing something different. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

3x4 Art Cards

I love making little art: inchies, twinchies, ATCs and all that. :)

A little while ago I started using 3x4 cards because it is just a SUPER convenient size.  3x4 cards and pocket pages are everywhere in craft stores right now. My mum has a 3x4 card punch so I can just punch out as much cardstock as I want and have a nice supply waiting & ready to go. Plus I'm currently using a 6x8 Sn@p album for a journal. :)

My Journal

Here's a page from my journal with some off-label use of Project Life cards. I love having the dreamy coloured background for my doodle girls!

Love Struck
Another example.

Breakfast at Tiffany's

A blank Blush card makes a nice mat for my little Zombie Audrey drawing....

..or for a creepy cute girl walking her pet monster.

And some superhero art card using paper scraps I punched out:

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Batty Girl

Saturday, November 22, 2014

October & Inktober


Last month, in addition to my daily doodles on my calender, I did the Inktober challenge. Which is basically to do an ink drawing every day for the month of October. It was fun but definitely a challenge! Next year, I think I will go the every-other-day half-marathon route.

I did them all on 2 fold-out pages. This is what I had by the end of the month:

A few of my favourites:

If you would like a closer look at the rest, they are on my facebook page

And then my October all filled out:

So yeah- definitely a LOT of doodling was done this Oct! :)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Aug & Sept Calendars and Daily Doodles

In August I started doing a lot of little doodles along with the journaling for each day.  Most of them are a simplified version of my Morbid Little Girl character. I'm having a lot of fun with it. :)

Since my September calendar was all sweet & dreamy (it's my anniversary month) Morbid Little Girl got a pink-haired makeover so she'd fit in better. ;)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Finished Journal: Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?

This is two journals back from my current one (I know, I"m behind!! lol) covering Summer thru Christmas last year.   The title I finally settled on (right before I finished it!) was "Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?" (a T.S. Elliot quote).

It is my favourite journal cover ever. :)

The back cover blurb:

This is the first journal that I started making a lot of photo pages. But most of my favourite pages are still the ones with drawings... Here are some of them:

The little blue girl on the left side of this page is one of my favourites done by Jessica von Braun

A cheeky page... lol

Some doodles.  My crafty friend Anne sent me this lovely little book that I incorporated into my bigger journal. :)

I made a crappy little flip-thru video if you wanna see the rest of it :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Bad Blogger

I have not posted in ages. Sorry 'bout that. I have had a rough few months.  I am going to try to start posting at least once or twice a month. That is my resolution for this year (I'm a teacher- so my years start in August lol)

I have lots to share:
*TWO completed journals to flip thru
*MONTHS of calendars
*TONS of doodles :)

In between posts, check out my facebook page:

Later lovelies <3

Monday, January 13, 2014

Catch Up: Nov. thru Jan

Bonjour! :)

You'd never know it from my blog, but I HAVE been keeping up with my calendars.

Here is November all finished. This was the month I started spending more time on the writing in the date squares. I had fun experimenting with different lettering & it makes the finished calendar look more.... hmm.. polished? I don't know, but I like it. :)

I evidently forgot to take a photo of my December calendar before I started filling it out. But here it is at the end of the month.

Notice how Sally's side is a mix of different colours like her dress, while Jack's is black & white & green. :)

And I have already started filling up my January, which is the first calendar in my new journal!

Oh you're wondering about the empty space between the rows?
It's because I am combining my calendar page page for this month with my photo pages.

In this journal, I started doing photo pages which usually span 1-2 weeks & they look like this:

I wanted to try to combine my calendar with my photo pages for awhile, but the pages in this journal weren't big enough.

Since my new journal is 8x12 I thought I'd try it out. :)