Many of you know that google reader is going away. I have used Net News Wire which is only for the Mac and Bloglovin which I think works for both systems. I am sure there are others out there. Lately I have just been putting all the blogs I read in my link list and just go to them from my own blog. It doesn't tell you about updates so that won't work for everyone. If you've found an awesome reader please share.
My journal is full of backgrounds and often I don't know what to do with them. The backgrounds are so beautiful I think simple is best.
This page started with a spray ink background with the birch trees stencil. I added decorate tissue around it and then some images. I am not sure if this is done yet.
This was painted newspaper. I saw this turtle and butterfly in my stash and loved it on this paper.
Another shot at the painting, I am sure you are getting tired of seeing this. I promise the next pic will be the last. I added the tree, made the square stones round and covered up the barn. I am not sure what I will add in that green area, more animals, flowers, my hammock nothing seems right yet so I will sit with it for awhile.
For awhile I have been toying with the idea of doing a sketchbook again. Inspired by my friend Lynn's book, "One fish taco and a half an order of guacomole" I thought of drawing in public again and trying people this time. About all I did was think about it though. I am in a group on Facebook with April Cole and they are going to do a sketchbook challenge in April. So I thought I might take part. There is nothing like a challenge to get you moving to do something you keep thinking about. Then my friend Connie did this post on her sketchbook and I took the plunge. I had a book I got at Hobby Lobby last fall that is perfect. Its like a moleskine with sketchbook paper, it opens flat has a pocket and all that jazz. So I decided not to wait till April and begin now. I am using pen like Connie suggests, these are rough drawings, just a part of my day.
What was on my messy desk was my first sketch.
The next day it was my mug at a coffeeshop and a quick sketch of my kitty sitting on my lap.
A kitty again and some scenes from my yard that I might eventually add to a painting. I am really enjoying doing these simple sketches. Maybe its time you picked up a sketchbook again. Why don't you join me and share bits of your sketchbook too!