Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Watercolour Sketches.

One of these days I am going to match the colors in my traveler's watercolor kit to the names, then I'll fill in the color wheel I created in my journal. In the meantime I just pick the colors that work best for the vision in my head. Check out the etsy postings on the side bar. I'm back :)

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Disneyland this Christmas

What a fabulous time. E's first time there. He loved every second of the 12-13 hour days in the parks. Plus the 186 foot water slide at Paradise Pier. And the Character Breakfast. Thank you to all of your friends and family who made this once in a lifetime vacation dream come true! Blessed Christmas to you all. And Happy New Year!

Friday, December 05, 2014

I've established a sketch every day practice. Again. It started out with just the sketch. Then I found I wanted color, depth and more life. So I started painting with watercolor. I like that better. Usually. I've also started learning instagram (celestedouville there).
This holiday season. Give the gift of a mother's love. Please explore my etsy store for more lovely handcrafted items. Blessings.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

class scheduling underway!

I'm in the throes of writing up a dozen class descriptions. Here are some visual clues about the classes that will be offered soon.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

handcrafted visual journals

If you love paper, paint and paste, you must do some visual journaling in your very own made from scratch journal. This journal was made in the Remains of the Day style (Mary Ann Moss).

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Text Tile class tonight

I've been creating quote art for a few months now. The Big Studio Cleanse* has prompted me to finally scan them all and to get them to a print shop. Soon they will be available for sale. I've posted this print on Etsy this afternoon *The first floor of our house recently had water damage. We are in the middle of getting it repaired...the water damaged area has been removed, all the tile in the laundry/bathroom, the water soaked carpet and padding, 2 feet of the drywall around the laundry room (and one wall of the garage), it's colder and ugly down there right now. So, next is packing up all of the studio (and laundry room). I have been clearing out things I don't imagine myself using any longer. However, now is the time to just pack. I enjoy purging in the unpacking process even more. When I unpack, I like to think about each thing and it's placement, if I don't know where it goes, then it goes. When it is all done, I will have sunshiney yellow walls and new squishy carpet (we opted for spending more on the padding to cover the concrete foundation).

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Keep Calm and Carry Your Journal

From my current carrying around journal. This is a brush drawing of the young Mary Ann Moss', as seen on her wonderful blog . I have been following along in her Ticket to Venice class. A very generous and sweet friend gifted me her class. Her classes are so, so good. I love her style, her life, her outlook, her artwork, her view...The videos of Italy are so wonderful. Take this class. If you haven't taken any of her classes, start with this one, and then, take them all! Best value. Another lovely and generous friend gifted me with the Pentel Arts Pocket Brush Pen. Permanent Pigment ink. It is glorious. I love drawing with it.
(The MAM drawing is sumi ink with a paintbrush, the typewriter was drawn with the Pentel Brush Pen.)