Tuesday, January 11, 2011

2011 Sketchbook Challenge

Since I've fallen out of the practice of sketching lately, I decided to follow along with the Sketchbook Challenge. When I went digging for a  sketchbook, they were all full, so I picked up a new one to start fresh. I found a really nice 9 x12 wire-bound Canson  XL Mix Media pad. Good texture and heavy enough for watercolor or acrylic. But the cover was ugly.

There -- I fixed it
While I was working out what I wanted to do for the first month's them, Highly Prized,  I finally played with the Caran d'Ache Neocolor II set that I bought last year. I'm kicking myself for waiting so long to try these (it was my intention to use them on fabric). Water soluble wax pastels. They totally rock!!

Just to see what all the fuss is about this "new" form of doodling.  I tried a few of these in a little 6 x 6 pad i also grabbed. I suspect doing these is a little like crack with a micron pen...   I mean it's kind of fun and all, but it's a little addictive and I think I don't need another way to waste time. 
If I want Zen, I'll go practice my yoga.
Well, maybe just a little tiny pad and pen by the bed.
In case I can't sleep...
This one cracks me up and makes me happy


Karen Newman Fridy said...

LOVE that funky little bird!! Awesome!

Norma Schlager said...

I like the bird the best, perhaps inspired by those funky, fun birds you bought.