Plays With Pencils

Possum Patty from Pencil-vania Illustrating Life

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tree #150/10,000 Thanksgiving Travel Art: Over the river and through the woods...


Traveling in the car, drawing with an ultra fine Sharpie, adding colors with watercolors, and Prismacolor pencils in my Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Journal.



Over the Hudson River....


and through the New Jersey woods....
to the Thanksgiving feast in Connecticut.



Monday, December 11, 2017

October "What's on My Mind?" Journal Page: Birches (Tree #149/10,000)


Autumn colors, pale blue sky, and white birches.


The writing on the left belongs to the previous two pages! There was an empty space between the two paragraphs so I continued with the birch trunks across the spread.


In this close-up, you can see the texture from the collage background. Acrylics and collage in a Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Journal.








Heartstones, River Rocks, and Purple Pebbles


Take joy in painting a rock! Watercolor pencils and acrylic glazing medium in Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media.

Watch the video to see my process using watercolor pencils and acrylic glazing medium.


I have a habit of picking up stones and putting them in my pocket.


Wise Old Possum Woman says a rock with a white band that completely encircles it is called a Wishing Stone. If you find one you can make a wish, but for the wish to come true you must then throw the rock into a lake. Two white bands means two wishes!


The center concretion "Fairy Stone" comes from Canada. It was formed thousands of years ago from sand and clay in a large glacier lake. 



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Using Watercolor Pencils with Acrylic Glazing Medium to Paint Rocks


Sunday, December 10, 2017

September 11th "What's on my mind?" Journal Page: 2,996 Points of Light


Remembering 9-11 with collage, texture and somber colors.


2,996 points of lights. 


Collage, sand resin, acrylics, and glitter in Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Journal.


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October "What's on my mind?" Journal Page: Stack'em Pumpkins!


Pumpkins that are flat are where it's at. Cinderella pumpkins in orange, red, green, and white. 


Watercolors and ink in Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Journal.


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Art Journal Flip #8

Narrated "flip through" of my Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Art Journal #8.





September "What's on my mind?" Journal Page: Hurricane Irma


September 9, 2017 Hurricane Irma aims for the Keys.



Gouache in Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Journal. Inspired by Bob Burridge.

August "What's on my mind?" Journal Page: Hurricane Harvey


August 24, 2017 Hurricane Harvey heads to Houston.


Gouache in Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Journal. Inspired by Bob Burridge.



Friday, December 8, 2017

Honeydew Picks a Pumpkin


Fun October journal page.


Honeydew inspired by the artwork of Mindy Lacefield. Watercolors and ink in Strathmore Series 500 Mixed Media Journal.