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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?
Showing posts with label Bic Wite-Out Writer. Show all posts
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

From My Sketchbook ~ Narnia

The first Sunday of Advent approaches.  Our little country Church has chosen the theme for this Sunday: Hope.
If you have never seen the Narnia Chronicles in the movies, or read the books, I hope you will!  They are sweet, engaging, and incredibly creative!
And full of hope.
This is the theme of the message I am preparing, & giving this Sunday... 
 
 Perhaps you only know Jesus as a baby in the manger... 
But I pray you will know Him, more ~ 
as the God of Hope
The One who is Savior.  
Because that is really what Advent is about.  He came down from Heaven, born as a babe in the manger, 
so we could know Him better.  
That would be better ~ as in forever... and ever.  
Because that is what is meant by Life Everlasting.
Be born twice ~ you die once.
Be born only once, and you will die twice. 
Amen.
 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Encourage Someone ~

A timeless message:
This is just a page from the sketchbook, what I call, 'squirrell'in around', playing with color of the Twinkling H2o's...




Yes.  Let's encourage each other today ~ and always.  
XO
Leslie

Friday, November 9, 2012

My Watercolor Cards ~ GiveAway !

Hi there!  

Oh my gosh ~ Winter Storm Brutus is here, and our fireplace is a wonderful place to be!  Soooo thankful!  
 And I'm so excited to be home for a long four-day weekend, as I took today off! Yay!
 I have really, REALLY enjoyed an online class I've been taking "The Wild Art of Abandonment" through Christy Tomlinson's website, and this class taught by the sweet Junelle Jacobsen.
 I've been making these little watercolor sketches over the past three weeks, during the class.  Last evening, I finished all of them by putting a coat of modge podge sealer, and glueing them to a corrugated card; a folding note card that you can write on, and comes with a matching envelope.  I will be listing them in my Etsy shop... soon.  In the meantime, however... I'm going to give some away, too ~ that is, if anyone wants one.




Each one is handsigned. 
They are very simple drawings, and I have more 'fine tuning' to go... not that I'm not happy with them... I just want to do more, and figure out more techniques!  What I really appreciate about art, is that the love for me is the process of   l e a r n i n g  ~ 
making  m i s t a k e s  ~   b l o o p e r s   
and most of all ~~~  
h a v i n g  F U N doing it!
 I used these art supplies:  Plain ol patterned cardstock, in about 6x6 size; white gesso.  Once dried, I applied either Inktense watercolor pencils by Derwent; Neo Color II watercolor crayons, or Twinkling H20's, with accents of black pen, either a  Sharpie, or Pitt Pen, and the Wite-Out Pen. I finished everything with a coat of sealer to protect the watercolors.  This was another learning process as watercolor will reactivate and bleed with another water-based product.  A very light touch is all that is needed, and no continuous swiping!



I'm giving away some of them... I haven't yet decided how many... if you like them, please leave me a comment, and state which is your favorite if you'd like.  Winners will be able to choose their favorites, in order of who was drawn first.  I will choose {winners} tomorrow ~ Saturday November 10th! 
Oh yes, I want to remind anyone out there... don't forget about my Grip N Stitch Give-A-way here.  And just like the Grace of God... there is always more.  And you cannot outgive Him, but I will be adding to the drawing tomorrow, giving away a couple non-quilting but sweet artistic items also!  


What are you waiting for?  It's nothing... but a sweet FREE gift... of grace!

Joining up with BEAUTIFUL JENNIFER at STUDIO JRU for In the Studio Friday!

Be WARM ~ Inside... and Out ~  
I'm THANKFUL today for you all~
SOLI DEO GLORIA!

Monday, October 29, 2012

My Sketchbook ~ Flowers from Color

Hello there ~

Here's just another sketch of just color doodlin with watercolors I wanted to share today.  With this particular sketch, I laid down the color because... well, because it was just plain fun ~ that's all!  And then, a few weeks later, I thought I should challenge myself to see... if I could 'see flowers' within each of those colors... 

What do YOU see?  {my mom saw a mouse ~ lol}







All you need is color.  Imagination.  And a Pen! {or several, that is!}  Of course, I used my black Pitt pen, and the Bic Wite-Out pen, too... 

Go on!  

Do it!! 

And... 

EnJOY!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A World of Octobers ~ Sketchbook

Happy Thursday everyone!

Thought I would share some highlights of my noon-time stroll yesterday along the river...of course, all I had was my iphone {as I wishing for my 'good' camera!}  but... nonetheless... it was COOL.  {literally and figuratively!}  And it provided inspiration for my sketch {below}... I hope you enjoy it, too...
And a fresh new coating of Fall {en} snow!

Cloudy and calm.
Those leaves that hadn't fallen yet ... well, they got their little stems froze off!

This is a beautiful one, isn't it?  
I had such a good time with my splashes... may have gotten a little carried away, not knowing when to stop??!



I just loved the sweet curly-curvy brown edges on that leaf.  I used my Peerless, and Inktense pencils for watercolors to attempt to highlight it... while I didn't quite get the effect I wanted, it was very fun.    

The leaf is my version of a project from the class "Wild Art of Abandonment-2" class from Christy Tomlinson, taught by Junelle Jacbosen.  COOL.  

Can you believe October is fast leaving us ~ going to gone... gone... gone?!  
EnJOY!
"I'm so glad we live in a world of Octobers."  

Anne of Green Gables.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Choose to Shine ~

It's all about  ORANGE!  If I was to say "I decorate for Halloween" this piece would be IT! 

I first laid down some scrapbook type papers down on top of this canvas, in varying black and white prints. {I also added a few other colors of acrylic paint, dabbing them here and there} Then I mixed up some Golden TarGel, using orange and a couple different red, pink, red-orange colored FW acrylic inks.

I laid a stencil down, and scraped the mixed tar gel over it, lifted the stencil, and then let it dry.  It leaves a shiny texture, that was slightly transparent, which I love.  That was also the point where I added sticky-back letters, and then painted over the whole piece with more of the same custom mixed FW acrylic inks to unite the layers, finishing by tossing a bit of my Art glitter on top while it was still damp.  Once dry, at this point, I peeled the letters OFF... and then doodled on them.  Finished by adding  a final layer of decopage for sealer. Let that dry... and then I began stamping, and doodling with my black Pitt pen, and Wite-Out pen, and I call it done. 






And that's as "Halloween" as I get ~ ever.
I love it! 

And so I make my choice.  
Choose to Shine.
 e v e r y   d a y !


EnJOY!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sketchbook ~ Overcome

From a couple of my favorite authors, C.S. Lewis, and my Oswald Chambers devotional, illustrated in my sketchbook.



Of course, there is Peerless Watercolors.  Twinkling H2o's, my black Pitt Pen, and the Moleskine Watercolor journal, all gathered together with their pen pals (glitter pens and more!) in a small little pink bag... and they travel with me everywhere I go... there is some advertisement in the back of my mind - "don't leave home without it!"  That's how I .... "roll!"

EnJOY!  
Have a wonderful day y'all!
{that's a Montana drawl by the way! lol}

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sketchbook ~ No Limits


Lately I have spoken about the photo technology and convenience of having {and loving to use} an iPhone, which I have had now for two months.  This is my very own first 'smart phone' and I'm really enjoying it and one of the things I'm {finally} grasping, is how I can take pictures instantly and conveniently of things that inspire me.  

So here's a sampling of some of those very things!  From two super cute and very quaint little home stores we visited this past summer as were shopping on a stormy morning at the lake, in the town of Polson this past summer.
 Isn't this bench adorable?!  Love that picket fence back.  And the piece below?!  How stinkin' charming is this?  And how easy!  Got a broken chair?  Well, here ya go... don't even need a pattern... or instructions!  {every man's dream}, my hubby should love to make one, right?!
 and I saw this phrase on the plaque shown below and thought how fun it would be to journal this into my sketchbook:


So let it be said, and let it be done!   I love it.





Live Inspired!  Oh... the possibilities!

~EnJOY~
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