“If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.”  ~Norman Vincent Peale~

I have a painting started but I haven’t worked on it lately.  I’m fighting a sinus infection and haven’t felt up to par this past week.  It’s been cold and damp in my little basement art room…so, I’ve been relying more and more on my sketchbooks for art.  I can grab a pencil, pen, or marker and work while trying to stay toasty and warm.  I’m fortunate that I don’t live in a really cold part of the country.  The winter seems colder to me this year,  or maybe, it’s bothering me more this year.

I used a Pilot permanent pen and a Blick Studio marker (basic gray 2) on this face.  I think I drew it first with the pen and added the shadows of gray later.


This doodle piece was done with the same marker as above but this time I used a black ball point pen.


I did this last night.  I tore out some interesting pieces from a magazine.  I really had no set plan when I started.


Here are some little bits of some pages in my little sketchbook:




3 thoughts on “snippets…

  1. Michelle November 23, 2013 / 3:28 pm

    I really dig that first face! It’s very kind and gentle. Love what you doodle in your sketchbook 🙂


  2. lee November 23, 2013 / 5:10 pm

    you have been busy,they all turned out fgreat


  3. dalecooper57 November 23, 2013 / 6:37 pm

    Love the collage, I used to do stuff like this when I was a kid, my parents thought I was weird.
    I collected all the abstract Benson and Hedges and Silk Cut adverts from glossy magazines and papered my bedroom with them.
    I was only about nine or ten, I think dad thought they were a bad influence and made me take them down.

    How’s that for a random fact…?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s