Tuesday, December 24, 2013

sketchbook :: Happy Christmas!

Few quiet moments these last days before Christmas. Yet I did steal two in order to spend a little time with my sketchbook. It's a new sketchbook for me, begun at the Solstice. A sketchbook made by Cachet, with multi-media paper and a spiral binding, one that I can enjoy yet not allow it to become too precious. My poinsettia above was sketched lightly in pencil, washed with watercolor, then purple ink lines added.
And Kiddo's Christmas cookies were sketched with watercolor pencils, then washed lightly with water. I do like the paper in this book. It's not slick, like some multi-media sketchbook papers, so it does behave a bit more like watercolor paper. It has a slight texture, not too much though, just about right for pencils and ink. Over the past few months I have tried and abandoned a few other purchased sketchbooks for one reason or another. This one though, looks like it may be a keeper. And now that the rush is over I am looking forward to a few more quiet moments, hopefully spent with my sketchbook!

I hope your holidays are happy and that you have a joyous, and art-filled, new year!

4 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Your family must celebrate on Christmas Eve if your rush is over! Glad you found a few moments to yourself with your sketchbook. Love both of them but the Christmas cookies especially so. I can almost smell them baking...yummmmmm...

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Ann - I hope you had a beautiful Christmas. You are making me wistful for some quiet moments with my own sketchbook now that the season's rush is over. Just love the days after Christmas before the New Year comes. It is a peaceful time...hoping yours is as well. God Bless.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

happy holidays :) and know I want a cookie :p

Introverted Art said...

love your cookies!!!

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