January 15, 2016

So I got a Traveler's Notebook...

Last year I got me a leather Traveler's Notebook.  A fun leather cover with calendars and notebooks to tuck inside a fun binding system.
Along with my calendar, I had a handy sketchbook nearby at all times.  I made myself a small, tool wrap and kept it all nearby so I could sketch when the desire arose.
Quick sketches added with just a touch of watercolor.
Value sketches with simple pencil hatching. These country prairie scenes are some of my favorites.
Found objects from the garden and yard, a little fun lettering.  A new orange Lamy pen.
Blue ink sketch with non-waterproof ink.  Just add water to the outlines for instant shading.
Pen and ink sketch from a Pinterest photo.
Another fun way to add daily art to my life.  Remember, practice is art.

Today I'm setting up a still life of my first oil painting.  It's a new journey for me and I'm excited and intimidated at the same time.  And just like that I have my One Little Word for the year.....journey.


Kendra said...

WOW! So talented with all of your fun creations. Hope all is well with you. I miss talking to you.

Patti Willey said...

Oh my! All so yummy! Love your little wrap for your tools, and the lettering page with tomato and your blue wash is a treat to the eye! Pinning! {again!}

Kellie said...

Absolutely awesome! I feel like I have to comment and then go back and read your blog post again just so I can stare at the amazing art you have created!

chrsitine PACE said...

Travelers notebook is simply amazing and adventurous one. Being working as a research paper writer in one of the leading online custom research writing paper service website, myself too had a personal notebook which will be comprised of a pen, sketch, marker and so on. But, this is the very first time to see the travelers notebook which simply tells me a numerous number of story. Thanks for posting such a different post.

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

really enjoy what you are creating.

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

WOW Michelle I never really knew just how talented you were with drawing and sketching... these are all fantastic! I really am enjoying seeing all of these that you are creating and that handmade tool wrap is fantastic! You should make more and sell them, I would buy one!

JeanFB said...

Ooooh my daughter and I were just drooling over some leather bound travel notebooks and B&N! So luscious - what a wonderful visual and tactile experience to do your art in such a lovely book. So inspiring.

Suzanne Gummow said...

You commented that you could not load a new post - how did you fix it?

Michelle Wooderson said...

Suzanne, I had to open a new browser. It's an issue with Blogger and people who use Safari. It's not fixed yet.

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