Thursday, April 30, 2015

2015 EDiM Eve

The day before another wonderful EDiM adventure starts, I thought I'd post my index sheet from 2013's EDiM. This was obviously back when I had more free time!
EDiM 2013

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Heart on Display

I hearts!

You can't really tell from the photo, but I used a cheap set of glitter watercolor to shine up all the hearts. I love how they look and how little they cost!
The Heart on Display; watercolor and marker in Moleskine journal

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

EDM 266 - Something Cherished

Above all things, cherish family.

This little piece is just so me! Can you tell that Mary Engelbreit is one of my inspirations? I think she invented the black and white checkerboard effect in design!
EDM 266 - Something Cherished; 3x3" markers

Friday, April 17, 2015

EDM 265 - Your Neighbor

My neighbor is a master gardener. I am no kind of gardener. When I start to think about going and buying a bunch of bulbs or perennials from the home store, I interrupt myself and remind myself that I can sit on my porch and look at the most amazing gardens on our street. Why would I plant my own? :) This technique has worked famously so far! I have a few low-maintenance, non-blooming bushes and a couple of really comfy chairs on the porch. Please, don't tell my neighbor I've been borrowing her garden. She might start charging me admission fees!
EDM 265 - My Neighbor; 3x3" watercolor

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Every Day in May (EDiM) 2015 Is Almost Here!

Another little journal is all ready for EDiM. This year's journal gets a title page just 'cuz.

For the record, this is my third straight year of participating in Every Day in May, and I am going to continue the tradition by using another Strathmore mini Visual Journal. I love the paper and the size. Keeping it small means I have a much better chance of keeping up!

This year I've decided to do something a little different. I'm going to learn a new skill as I go. Stay tuned.
EDiM 2015 Cover; watercolor & marker on mixed media paper

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Grace Doodle

In my mind grace is a subtle shade of pink.

This is one of my favorite color schemes! Ever.
Grace Doodle; white acrylic and watercolor markers on toned paper

Monday, April 13, 2015

EDM 264 - My Floor

My floor? Okay, more specifically, my chair mat, which I made on the cheap with vinyl tile and plywood. So, my parquetry is fakery.

This was done 100% with markers, and I'm not 100% sure it really worked. But, it's a sketch, so we say "fine" and move on.
EDM 264 - My Floor; 3x3" markers

Saturday, April 4, 2015

EDM 263 - A Favorite Cleaning Supply

I shouldn't give cleaning advice, but here goes: use water to clean. I know. Groundbreaking, right? I wonder if I should bottle it (or can it) and sell it as Clean Fluid. These days, if you put it in a Mason jar, it will sell!
EDM 263 - Favorite Cleaning Supply; 3x3" watercolor

Friday, April 3, 2015

EDM 262 - A Bathtub

It's fun to see how much contour and texture you can achieve with one paint color and a small brush.
EDM 262 - A Bathtub; 3x3" watercolor

EDM 261 - A Winter Olympic Sport

Curling. You can't make this stuff up.
EDM 261 - A Winter Olympic Sport; 3x3" watercolor & marker

Thursday, April 2, 2015

EDM 260 - A Suitcase

I bought these small suitcases a couple decades ago, and I've never regretted the purchase. They're decorative...mostly, even though I do use them occasionally. I like small things that normally come in a larger size.

This painting was hard! I pushed through and ended up with a little piece that I really like. How'd that happen?!
EDM 260 - A Suitcase; 3x3" watercolor