Happy 2016!

I guess this can be called…What I’ve been doing instead of blogging for the last half of 2015.

Let’s just jump in then!

Birding ~

Geocaching ~

Fountain Pens and Art Sketchbooks ~

Taking walks/hikes/photography ~

It was really snowy during our walk on Christmas Eve morning.  I hope everyone had a great 2015 and wishing 2016 is even better for you all!

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My Hobonichi Techo Art Journal ~ Mountain Chickadee Progression

Back in March I bought a wee Hobonichi Techo (A6 in size) that I decided to use as an art journal. I haven’t sketched or painted in a long time and thought small would be good to get back in the swing of things. For the Mountain Chickadee I used a pencil, Zig & Micron pigment pens, Akashiya Sai watercolor pen brushes, and liquid frisket…and the photograph I took of a Mountain Chickadee.

The chickadee doesn’t have a halo, parts of the Stargate, from the other side, bled through the paper…guess I got a little heavy handed with the paint.

Sketching with frisket down.

Sketch with frisket down.

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More layers on the brink and bird.

More layers on the branch and bird.

Rubbed the frisket off and added grey, more black, and sky.

Rubbed the frisket off and added grey, more black, and sky.

Still rusty at painting, but I think he’s cute. 🙂

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