Monday, April 21, 2014

Sketching on the go

Hi everyone! In keeping with the creative-on-the-go theme from my April Take The Challenge, I'm going to share with you some more pages from my vacation sketchbook. This is more for inspiration than to teach any particular technique other than observing your surroundings. Each of these sketches are created with 



These were done in Labadee, Haiti.


This was near Jamaica.


This was Cozumel. There were several Catamarans that took cruisers to their shore excursions. The one my family took to snorkel the coral reef was called Fury.


Saw this butterfly on a plant where we shopped in Cozumel.
Now, I could go back in and add journaling to these sketches and make it a visual journal of my vacation. I like to scrapbook my vacations, but working on sketchbooks like this one is definitely more fun! How about you?

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Monday, April 07, 2014

Take the Challenge, April 2014 at Design Memory Craft blog

Hi everyone, Mou here  and welcome to the fourth Take The Challenge of 2014!

If you are new to this blog, let me fill you in about Take the Challenge. Every month, on the first Monday, I'll post a challenge and my take on it. You'll have 12 days to take this on. Leave a comment to the challenge post with a link to your creation based on that challenge. We will pick TWO winners from among the readers who participated in that month's challenge. And the winners will get a prize from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.
We just returned from our sprink break. We went on a cruise to Haiti, Jamaica, and Cozumel. When we go on such family vacations, I carry a sketch book and my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle watercolor pencilsDeluxe Waterbrush, and Essential PITT Artist pens (BLACK). The light load works best for me. In between shore excursions and general entertainment and relaxing, I sketch simple scenes around me. 
How do you stay creative during your vacations? Show us any project you created on the go.


Here's my take.


And I took a quick photo around the same time to show what I mean by simple scenes. Here's my son, busy playing with his i-pod nano on our private deck.


I started with a pencil sketch.


Next I colored the sketch with various shades of Art GRIP® Aquarelle watercolor pencils.

I used the Deluxe Waterbrush to blend the colors. When dry, I added details with Essential PITT Artist pens (BLACK).


And of course, I wasn't the only one enjoying being creative on vacation :)

Don't forget to share your challenge creations with us... just leave a comment to the challenge post with link to your project image(s) by Friday, 4/18 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
The prizes for this challenge are: One set of 9 ct Art GRIP Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils in the color of your choice.
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 4/21 to see if YOU won!
Good luck to all!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Somerset Memories Spring 2014

This week I got my copy of Somerset Memories Spring 2014.



There are two of my layouts



and a mini book in it.


I'm excited :) Thank you Somerset!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Early bird discount

on Get Artsy!

Right now, you can sign up for Get Artsy at the special introductory price of $32! This price will be available through 3/28. But remember, it goes back up to $39 on 3/29. Don't forget to take advantage of this special price :)