Play time.

I did these while watching tv tonight. I had bought some pens last week and I am just now trying to see how they react to the paint and what effects I can get out of them. I am really excited about doing my own Christmas cards and gifts this year, but I want to develop a specific look and to do that I need to see how much shading I want to do with the pencils, what kind of pen lines I like, and a general color palette. Sorry for such bad photos. It will be a while before I can get these properly scanned in and not just a photo. So far I discovered that my eraser smudges the ink even an hour later. So much for getting rid of pencil lines easily. Ink and paint play well together, but I am torn on the black lines. I think I want them to be a warm brown. Boo.


Bleach-Bottle Bonanza

I picture homes in the 1960s overflowing with bleach bottle art. A bonanza of bleach bottle art. Most of them are harmlessly hilarious or even perhaps useful (the scoop) but the picnic set? I would NOT drink out of plastic that has had bleach sitting in it for who knows how long.