Wednesday, October 16, 2013


I've had to wait almost a year to post this, but now that my art group has returned the round robin color art journals back to the original owners, I can show you a two-page spread I made for my friend Laura.  Her color was green, and I was in a Zentangling mood.  It took forever --  just figuring out what patterns to use where and how to shade and color -- but it was so much fun. I think we all enjoy creating our own little worlds. Hope you enjoy mine.  Don't you wonder who lives in the little houses?

Laura loves hummingbirds, so that is why you have the bird's eye view of the landscape below.  I used a Cheery Lynn Lace Hummingbird die and backed it with dry embossed Elizabeth Craft blue iris Shimmer Sheetz. I used dozens of Copics on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper.

Here is the beginning layout.

Materials used:
Cheery Lynn Lace Hummingbird die B194

Elizabeth Craft Blue Iris Shimmer Sheetz
Strathmore Bristol Smooth 100 lb. paper
Copic markers


  1. That's fantastic! I'm just starting in a round robin and if I get anything back half as cool I'll be delighted. Thanks for sharing it. I got here via cjs14; nice to meet you and see your artwork.

    1. Thanks so much, Cath. It was a labor of love and hard to part with, but I've done some similar things since for my own. The round robin was a mixed bag and a few deadline issues, like any group project, but I love the ladies involved, so the pages are all precious to me. We may do something similar this year.

      I loved the canvas you did for the Legato exhibition and found it interesting to see how the exhibit evolved, having recently read a couple of books re Anzac and New Zealand and Australian troops in WWII.