Thursday, March 10, 2016

a few (colorful!) things that didn't fit into any other post...

there's nothing especially interesting out in our garden yet, but i'm longing for spring. so i drew some colorful flowers with markers one night, just so i could feel like it was on the way: 

plenty of my sketchbook pages don't get completed in a night. this one evolved over a few weeks. it's mostly composed of layers that were made when i was "testing" ideas or colors or stencils to use in other pages; or finishing up bits of paint or modelling paste or washi tape leftover from other projects. often this sort of page doesn't ever amount to anything, and i'm fine with that, but sometimes they start to look sort of interesting and i'll put in a little time to "finish" them, as i did here:

this little guy i drew and watercolored with distress stains on the last day of kathy racoosin's most recent 30-day coloring challenge. i didn't get to participate every day, and i didn't do much proper "practice" but i love seeing what everyone makes on instagram and kathy herself is incredibly lovely:

for that matter, i'd also love to say ♥THANK YOU♥ to everyone who visits my blog, or hangs out at SOS, or has found me through eyelet outlet, or plays along over at jingle belles. the blogiverse is such a rich and amazing place, i realize i don't spend enough time saying so, but i appreciate and am continually inspired by, my fellow crafty bloggers!!! ♥♥♥


  1. So bright and cheery on this very foggy dull day (at least so far) I need more hours in a day to do everything I want to do. Awesome to play along with the Jingle Belles.

  2. Enjoy seeing color! It's been mostly gray around here lately. I do the same thing at night-- keep it simple. Love your results.

  3. YOu have an amazing talent for putting together patterns and color. Love coming to visit.

  4. Fabulous colors and design.

    Hugs Diane

  5. And you, my dear, are very inspiring yourself. I love your beautiful script. You've really done a great job perfecting it.

  6. Love all your work Lauren, your creativity and talent are truly amazing. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us6,it is always inspiring! Deb xo


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