Friday, October 18, 2013

autumn doodle days

I'm so grateful for another beautiful autumn day!

Between a house full of family visiting here for several months  
(including my sweet youngest granddaughter who is a bundle of energy) 
and my studio construction plans running into delay after delay at the county level 
(where there is a reputation for unenergetic mire ... to be nice about it), 
I need to be coddled by the weather for as long as possible! :)

Not much time for doodling lately, 
although I bought a new Strathmore toned journal 
and briefly tried lettering something every couple days ... yay me!  
Here are some modest results of that short-lived endeavor, some still in progress.  

And since I've been been asked frequently, some info on pens I've used
(pretty simple, as doodling can be).

"Afternoon sun" handmade journal page:
Fabriano hot-press w/c paper with acrylic wash background
(leftover paint from previous project added quickly to the blank page 
during clean-up), with
black Pitt pen doodles (india ink dries quickly, is then permanent), 
Copic markers (because of the acrylic wash, the Copics don't bleed into the paper)

Emily Dickinson poem in lettering journal:
Faber-Castell Pitt pens black #199 (S),  opaque white #101 (big marker),
gold #250 (1.5), plus red pencil

Flourish doodles in lettering journal:
Pitt pens black #199 (S),  opaque white #101 (big marker),  gold #250 (1.5), 
plus neon red and rose gel pens on special at Target

Project Life cards:
PL-sized cards cut from Strathmore Bristol smooth tablet, Pitt pen black (S), Copics

"Art is the magic and hope of an awesome life" in lettering journal:
Faber-Castell Pitt pens black #199 (S),  opaque white #101 (large marker),
Faber-Castell pencil and magazine words