Sketchbook Challenge

Just thought you'd like to know...... I am going to participate in the Sketchbook Challenge group and post my progress. I invite you to join in and have some fun too! Click on the Sketchbook icon for all the information you need.

I think this will be an excellent New Year's art challenge. Let me know if you are going to have some fun with this challenge and I will visit your blog!


I made this piece for an art journal round robin. I really like the layout and had an opportunity to use my rubber stamps with the calligraphy. And that's a good thing!

All You Need Is A Friend Who Has Chocolate!

In our art journal round robin, June added a fabric image to her page. I wrote the quote "All you need....." by Sophie Diehl, Age 11.

And of course, I had to add the Brownie recipe! The paper I used as Arches Text Wove with gray card stock for the backing.

Altered Surfaces

I highly recommend two books that are published by Design Originals. Altered Surfaces and Transfers and Altered Images both by Chris Cozen. She's a working artist representing Golden Art Products.

Both books are packed full with easy to follow instructions and plenty of inspiration.

So I decided to give it a try...using a tiny canvas. After the background colors were added and dry, I added the image with bees wax.

I think I will leave this tiny canvas just as it is!

The tiny tin bird was a surprise from my friend in Japan. Thanks Minori!

This canvas piece is my favorite.

When I found the sentiment in my stash....I thought it would be fun to add a metal number 2.....just for grins.

This is my second favorite canvas.