Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Life Isn't Always Unicorns and Rainbows

I did these pages after I'd recovered from a heat triggered migraine that lasted two days.  Granted, writing about a headache isn't a lovely journal topic.  But life isn't always about unicorns and rainbows, fabulous adventures and romance.  I believe in journaling about the good and the bad, the big things and little events in my life.  I'm journaling my truth. Pin It

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hyacinth Macaw Drawing

  With a length (from the top of its head to the tip of its long pointed tail) of about 3 1/2 feet the hyacinth is the largest macaw in the world.   
 The hyacinth macaw is one of my favorite birds.  I love their blue feathers and the yellow that lines their eyes.  They almost have a clownish, mischievous look to them.  I really enjoy drawing them. Pin It

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My Journal

  My journaling style has always been more about content, writing, doodling and experimenting with fonts. Here is one of the latest spreads in my journal.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Black Palm Cockatoo

This is my drawing of a palm cockatoo.  It's also known as a Black palm cockatoo or Goliath cockatoo.  This parrot is about 24 inches long.  It lays only one egg, but in captivity it can live to be 90 years old!  The palm is a protected species and is very uncommon to find it in captivity here in America. Pin It

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mi Frida

  Here is a drawing I did for Jane Desrosier's "Frida" challenge.  I find drawing faces very challenging, especially if I'm going for a realistic look.  So I drew Frida "my way".  Why not? Frida did everything her way. Pin It

Monday, May 7, 2012

My Recent Drawing of a Cockatoo

  According to wikipedia there are 21 species of cockatoos.  I think they are spectacular birds. It would be a great project to draw one of each species.
  Two down, nineteen to go, with this recent drawing of a blue-eyed cockatoo. Pin It

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

My Latest Calendar Journal Pages

  Seven months later and I'm still creating pages in my calendar journal.  Hurrah!  I like this project because once a month I play with paint, charcoal and whatever else that interests me, and create some back ground pages.  I prefer to journal quickly. I use just two things-a Uniball Vision Elite pen and my ever present moleskine squared journal.  So to throw other media around and work in a larger journal is a good exercise for me.

  I was inspired by Kate Crane's monthly calendar journal.  Her blog is Pin It