Doodle a Day // Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Back to the gel pens!

I’ m almost out of black paper, so the madness may end sooner rather than later (until I can get to the shop that is!) but today felt like an angular sort of day. Thus, the need for the gels! 🙂

In the midst of the grade-a-thon, so this doodle helped relax me quite a bit!

Cheers,

~A.

Doodle a Day // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Doodle a Day // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Doodle a Day // Monday, March 30, 2015

I had no gel pens at work today! So I had to fall back on my tried and true normal ink pen. (just a Pilot pen, nothing fancy!).  Today felt like a circular day, so the doodles rolled out in that manner.  I always enjoy these and once upon a time worked them out into an illustration series digitally. I’ll dredge up the files as I believe I showed them at last  year’s faculty exhibit.

Hope you’re having a great day!
~A.

Doodle a Day // Monday, March 30, 2015
Doodle a Day // Monday, March 30, 2015

Doodle a Day // Saturday, March 28, 2015

Hello!

Busy day!  It was one of those days that as soon as it started, I was dreading it (ha!)…but, alas!, I have survived and am now in the throes of relaxation (which was my ultimate goal du jour) 🙂

More gel pen fun.  I really like them on the black paper…great contrast!

Enjoy!
~A.

Doodle a Day // Saturday, March 28, 2015
Doodle a Day // Saturday, March 28, 2015

Doodle a Day // Friday, March 27, 2015

Finally!

Finally I was able to play around with the gel pens some more. I wanted to try it on the black paper (since that was the pen type I bought) and boy! I am really happy with the effect!  For the test, I stuck to a simple pattern, just to see how it worked on the paper, and it was a lot of fun. Hooray Sakura pens! 🙂

Enjoy,

~A.

Doodle a Day // Friday, March 27, 2015
Doodle a Day // Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Favs // Friday, March 27, 2015

It’s time for Friday Favs!

Here’s my top 5 list of things that I found delicious (visually, aesthetically or….actually delicious) this week on the interwebs 🙂

1 ::  Longwood Gardens

Maybe I can pretend it’s Spring?

I’ve been lusting to go to this place ever since I heard about it. For one reason or another I have yet to make the trek there to see their gardens.  I have had some friends go there and they all have loved it.  It seems magical. Maybe this year!

http://longwoodgardens.org/gardens

longwood gardens
longwood gardens

2 ::  Book Riot (and their store)

Mmmm books. And products about books. Books, books, books.

I love books. I’m obsessed by books.  So when a friend introduced me to Book Riot’s online shop, it took the most monumental restraint to not buy EVERYTHING.  If you’re a fan of books and book culture, you will love this site too!

http://bit.ly/1H6K1nT

Book Riot
Book Riot

3 :: Kitchen Vignettes

Addiction!

I am positively obsessssssed with this blog!!!  I found it on pbs on my iTV (or whatever those things are called…let’s call it iTV for lack of actually knowing its proper name) and binge watched every cooking video. These videos are so beautiful!  Lovely camera and effects (transitions, music, etc) and just wonderful production/quality in general.  And to top it off? The food looks amazing!  The blog is run by Aube and she shows not only how to cook her recipes, but also shows where the food comes from (farm to plate style…awesome!)  My new goal, upon seeing this on pbs and then reading through her entire blog, is to start shifting my cooking style to be more in alignment with this. Is it too late to make a New Year’s Resolution? If it’s not too late, I proclaim it to be my new resolution for the year! 🙂

http://kitchenvignettes.blogspot.com

kitchen vignettes
kitchen vignettes

4 ::  Surrealist Sculptures by Ellen Jewett

Art!

Wow!  I saw this article posted by a friend and fell in love with this artist’s style.  What fantastic pieces!  Be sure to scroll through all of her work and visit the artist’s website (found here: http://www.ellenjewettsculpture.com).

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/03/surrealist-sculptures-by-ellen-jewett-merge-plant-and-animal-life/

this colossal
this colossal

5 ::  Audrey Kawasaki

And More Art!

I love Ms. Kawasaki’s style and just wanted to share it with you.  Just lovely!

http://www.audrey-kawasaki.com

http://www.audrey-kawasaki.com
http://www.audrey-kawasaki.com

I hope you are having a delicious Friday! Cheers to an awesome weekend!
~A.

Doodle a Day // Thursday, March 26, 2015

Doodle time!

I broke out the watercolors today for some hand lettering. I’ve been working on a nursery rhyme series and this is the start of one of the 3.

This week has been hectic!  Meetings every night and then open house on Saturday. AND…it’s calling for snow!!  I can’t believe it…I’m starting to acquiring a bad case of Spring Fever…ha!

Here’s to a happy Friday tomorrow 🙂

Cheers,

~A.

Doodle a Day // Thursday, March 26, 2015
Doodle a Day // Thursday, March 26, 2015