sketchbook doodles and link love Friday…

I’ve been doodle sketching in my new Daler Rowney sketchbook I picked up at China Mart(Wal Mart).

On this first one, I used a Pilot ultra fine point NO XYLENE pen.  I love using it, although it does feather and bleed a little bit.  Part of that could be due to the paper in the sketchbook.



I used colored markers and pens on this page.  I started with a quote from a book:  Proverbs for Daily Living, using a blue Prismacolor chisel tip marker.



Link Love is hosted by Tammy at Daisy Yellow

Link #1 – I have been watching some videos by Shannon Green at You Tube this week.  I love her quirky style. On this video, she shows  techniques for altering papers to use in backgrounds. Watch both parts.

Link #2 – Alma Stoller says she never buys canvas. She has some great tutorials.

Link #3 – Rebecca Anthony has amazing doodled journals, plus, some stitched denim cuff bracelets.

Link #4 – Nancy Standlee is very much into mixed media and art journals.

Link #5 – Linda Germain  shows how to make your own gelatin plate.  I may have to try this.  Her blog is Printmaking without a Press.

16 thoughts on “sketchbook doodles and link love Friday…

  1. gypsy999 May 3, 2013 / 6:36 pm

    Thank you for joining the link-love mission! I am so happy that you included a link to Linda’s gelatin printing site, it’s a great resource.


  2. Mary May 3, 2013 / 9:32 pm

    Thank you for coming by…I hope you come back and see this…Will you please post a link back to your blog? Thanks 🙂


  3. Jennifer Eckel May 3, 2013 / 10:20 pm

    I *heart* Linda! I am seeing a few new interesting blogs!!!! thanks for sharing some awesome tutorial finds!!!


  4. Mary May 3, 2013 / 11:00 pm

    Thank you Jennifer….she has some great videos about making gelatin prints 🙂


  5. Natasha White May 4, 2013 / 12:00 am

    Linda’s tutorial for making a gelatin plate is very addictive!! Thanks for sharing the link love! 🙂


  6. Marit May 4, 2013 / 2:25 am

    I love your doodles and indeed, Linda is the best when it comes to gelatin plates and monotypes… she wrote an article about it in the latest FEATURING magazine Her video’s are great – that is how I learned to make a gelatin plate.


    • Mary May 4, 2013 / 3:31 pm

      you are welcome Natasha and Marit….I want to made one of those gelatin plates….I don’t want to spend the money for the commercial one. I wish Linda was doing a live workshop in a town near me 🙂


    • Mary May 4, 2013 / 3:32 pm

      You are welcome Linda…and thank you for sharing your ideas on videos 🙂


  7. Cynthia Lee May 4, 2013 / 5:02 am

    finally catching up on past couple of weeks of Friday links. These were great. I especially loved Rebecca Anthony. Thanks for sharing.


    • Mary May 4, 2013 / 3:34 pm

      Thanks for coming by Cynthia….Yes, Rebecca’s work is wonderful!


  8. April Cole May 6, 2013 / 12:25 am

    Doodle away… love seeing the pages of other artists’ sketchbooks. :]

    * love your work Mary. ~xx


  9. spilledinkguy May 6, 2013 / 2:51 pm

    Hahaha… so true about the wheel! It always pulls a bit to one side, too, doesn’t it? Oh well… it’s probably just telling all the other wheels to check out your blog, Mary – so I guess I can’t blame it for that! 🙂


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