Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Inktense Ink Pencils

I want to put some kind of quote on this page, but can't decide which one yet. Thought I'd share anyway. 

Cute circles on torn origami in the sky as well as Dalai Lama sayings on the ground are obscured due to too-thick/opaque acrylic paint, but it's all a learning process . . . I guess (bah).

Cute da sun, yah. Got the stamp at a rummage sale this past weekend . . . so perfect.

Four people helped contribute to the supplies that I used for this page! Honolulu Aunty, Izsmom, CQ and Sweetie. Thank you peoples!! Love love love, mwah!


I used this to color the houses. It's different from watercolor pencils in that when it's wet it turns to ink!

I brushed water onto the right half of each square. It's very, very cool. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Don't Believe

I find that a lot of times I make assumptions that are not true.


Thursday, November 9, 2017

My Mop Brush

I bought this Winsor and Newton brush from Ben Franklin with a 40% off coupon. Even with the coupon it was around $8 . . . sooo expensive. 

It soaks up a lot of water and is great for painting background washes. As good as it is though, it has one drawback, and I only used it once because of this drawback.

When the brush is wet (and only when it's wet), it smells like . . . 



Tuesday, November 7, 2017

My First "Beautiful Face"

I love Jane Davenport's book entitled Beautiful Faces. It didn't disappoint.

I decided to do my first attempt at a "beautiful face" upside down in my art journal book because (1) one of Jane's samples in the book was upside down and I thought that it was cool, and (2) I was pretty sure that it would be a failure, and I figured that if it was upside down you couldn't tell right away how bad it was. 


I'm happy with how the sketch came out, but am stymied with the color blending of the skin tone. Not sure if it's the type of paint that I used (2/$4 at Ben Franklin) or my technique. Or maybe I should water down the paint . . . or . . .  hmmmm . . . 

I used origami paper from Honolulu Aunty for the background, painted over with one of the paints that I used for the girl's face. Thanks again, Aunty!

Sunday, November 5, 2017


Here are a few of the Fuji Instax selfies that I took of me and my former coworkers. I kinda don't like calling them "former" anything. I think I'll just call them friends now. 

I wore sunglasses to hide my crying eyes. Some joined me.


My art journal is almost full already! And to think I only started it on October 1st. You should start one too! It's fun and will probably become something that you'll treasure for a long time. 

Saturday, November 4, 2017


I thought this saying was funny. Now that I'm retired, it should be more like "nobody else knows what day of the week it is either!"


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Kylie's Dress

Geri's granddaughter wore a cute black and white dress to a luncheon that we had to celebrate my mom's birthday this past weekend. She was the inspiration for this page.

I decided to stop hoarding the beautiful washi origami paper that Honolulu Aunty gave me and used it for the background. Thank you, Aunty!


I ordered a book by Jane Davenport called Drawing and Painting Beautiful Faces. It's coming tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Red Kite

I wanted a messy background for this page of my journal, so I dug out scraps of paper from the trash, tore them up and glued them on. Then I painted and splattered with acrylic paint. 

The white part of the page seemed like a good place for something bright so I thought of a red kite. 

It took me forever to draw the girl. Draw, erase, draw, erase. Hopefully, I'll get better at it the more I practice.


Monday, October 30, 2017

W & M Veggie Burger

This veggie burger from W & M was gooooooood! I had it with cheese ($4.40). 


Saturday, October 28, 2017

New Pocket-Sized Art Journal

Thank you CQ and Kaori for the journal and Jane Davenport for the inspiration.