Sunday, October 26, 2008

Palm Tree Doodle

Below is a doodle I did from inspirating Traci Bautista book - Collaged Unleashed. Fun to do & I love the layers of color. I'm certain to do more of these, but for now we are off to China for 10 days. I don't think I can blog from China, so I'll see you when I see you. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

China Sketchbook Covers finished -Trip delayed

Just as I finished the last 2 China sketchbook covers, Art had to postpone the trip (see below). I have decided to take 1 more blank watercolor sketchbook, just in case I need it. The dilema is always how do you pack very light, but have everything you think you will need.
The hardware Art needs to work with in China won't be ready so we'll be taking our trip a week or so later. This gives us time to work on the hardwood floor in the great room, but more importantly we will vote early as we will be out of the country the day of the election. It will be interesting watching the American democracy work from a communist country.
Life is an adventure.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

China Sketchbook Covers

These are 2 out of 4 moleskinne sketchbook's I am taking to China. I am taking this large watercolor sketchbook, Hong Kong city Book, small watercolor sketchbook, & a small sketchbook, which I am making my own Guangzhou city book.
We are flying directly into Guangzhou & staying at the White Swan on Shaiman Island. Shaiman Island, being an island, is contained enough for me not to get lost, beautiful gardens with the river on all sides to paint & western enough for me to feel comfortable by myself. I realize China is going to be totally different from Paris & America, but the people always make for a great trip.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

October Already!

Since I am a sloppy painter, I have decided to embellish my favorite clothes by drawing & painting patterns to cover any paint that accidentally gets on them.

Art washing the walls in the office end of the great room & the finished caulking of the office.

Work in Progress Bennett Cove Island or Nubble.