Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Holidays!

JOY to the world!

Having a Westie is like having a 2 year old. Such a joy, but gee they require a lot of attention. Winston is 9 years old and is still chugging along with the best of them! He loves Christmas as much as we do!

I love his comical head tilts and the way he loves to give a death shake to every toy he gets his teeth into. :)

We had a great family holiday with lots of fun, laughter and of course food! I baked way too many things and gave loads of it away to friends and family on Christmas.

I haven't made divinity in almost 20 years, My hubby said he'd really like some so I gave it a shot and it actually worked!

I guess it's one of the ways I show my love for them all.

Hope you had a great holiday too and here's to a happy and

creative new year for you and yours!


Thursday, October 22, 2009

October has come and is almost gone...

Autumn is in full swing! Crunchy golden leaves are littering the ground. I picked up a couple a few days ago, and decided to memorialize them in a doodle honoring Autumn. :) I used lots of textures and some shading to give a crisp feeling to the leaves. I really like how they turned out.

I'm having lots of fun this fall as my husband and I have purchased a new camera and have been going all over the place taking photos of wildlife and landscapes. We've been sharing our photos on our Facebook albums. I really enjoy the opportunity to get feedback on our photos, things people like and what we can do better too.

I hope you are having a peaceful autumn and enjoying some kind of creative pursuit.

remember to be creative!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

August and it is finally cooling down

blue bowl strawberries
Originally uploaded by sbergeron00

I'm loving the cooler weather and it is sparking my creativity! I did this little painting of a bowl with strawberries while sitting at a bookstore cafe. I only took 10 mins to do it since I didn't want to overwork it. I am so interested in details that many times I lose a good painting because I got too fiddly. I worked hard at not working it too much. What do you think??

I have to go back to work next week for the new school year. I need to have all the computers up and running for when the teachers get back in the building. The Summer just doesn't last as long as it used to.

go a be creative!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Now for something new...for me at least

Now for something new...for me at least
Originally uploaded by sbergeron00

Earlier today I saw a lovely water lotus painting the Happy Painter did. I followed the link she included in her post and found the photo!

So, I tried my hand at a mostly watercolour with a touch of fine black pen. It has been a few years since I did actual water color paints versus the Derwent WC pencils I started using last summer.

It is VERY small! only 2.5 wide by 3.5 tall. it was done on 120 lb bristol board. I'm actually sorta happy with it too.

Any suggestions beyond the obvious that I need to pull out the 'good' watercolour paper even when practicing would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for looking and any for comments you leave. :)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Summertime flutterby! ATC #1

Summertime flutterby! ATC #1
Originally uploaded by sbergeron00

My Husband is now on vacation for a few days and it is going to be really hot out (Okay for some of you 85-100 degrees isn't that hot) So, we are going to the Washington coast for a day.

This day trip is really to try out the new car that we just bought last Sunday--and 2010 Kia Soul in Bright Silver. It will be our 25th wedding anniversary in September and we decided to gt something we both could use. :) It will be his day to day use car but I get the benefit of it on our drives and trips together.

This drawing that I have to share today is #1 in a new series lucky Butterfly doodles. ATC size of 2.5 x 3.5, drawn with a Copic Multiliner Pen on a bristol board like paper.

Butterflies are symbols of good luck in China. They represent the energy of love and a happy social life.

I think that the luck of the butterflies has been with my husband and I for the past 25 years.

Here's to a life as blessed as my grand parents, they were married 73 years, and it just so happens that the butterfly is one of my grandmother's favorite things. Hummm coincidence...?


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Summer days and doodling again

ATC swap card #4 finished!
Originally uploaded by sbergeron00

I signed up a month ago to participate in an Artist Trading card swap. The due date to mail out is NOW! I finished up my last two cards last night and they are safely in the mail on their way to Zengami. :)

We had grandpa Power's funeral on Monday this week, he was 100 years old and still living at home when he passed. It was a beautiful and peaceful ceremony.

I'm so blessed with the family I belong to. We really do circle the wagons and take care of our own in times of need and distress.

Take care, remember that no matter how long we have on this earth, it will never be long enough for those who are left here with just memories.


Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer days and doodles

School's out for the Summer!

I've been doing some new doodled ATC Cards for a swap and here are the first ones that I have finished. They are all standard ATC size of 2.3x3.5 inches.

One of these days I may bring out a different colored pen or add color to some of the doodles with my colored pencils. I'm really enjoying how some of the doodles end up representational and some are very abstract.

I like both kinds, I think I like the ones that I can "see" something "real" in the best though. What do you think??


Thursday, June 25, 2009

It's Summer!!!!

doodled flipflop #2

I just spent my last day at work until August. I'm so excited by the thought of getting to do art work and just enjoy the process.

I'm going to see how many of the Everday Matters Challenges I can get through in the next few weeks. I wonder how many I can doodle my way through too. own personal challenge. :)

Enjoy every day and don't forget to do something creative!!


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Rainy days and doodles...

Today is another rainy day and a great day to doodle. I'm so happy to be getting back into doing any kind of art!

This doodle was all freehand and drawn from my wacky brain.

Hum, there could be is some weird symbolism here showing my inner processes or it could just be free association and what ever worked into the design? I'm not certain which one it is but I like how it turned out. :)

A neat thing about this design is that any side could be the top or the sides, it is sort of MC Escher like in a way too. I enjoy figuring out how to make something hat is so normal look a little bit different or special. I think it turned out well.:)

There's lots more art in my head just waiting to find it's way out through my pen. I wonder what will happen next?

cheers and keep your umbrella handy...maybe an umbrella doodle? hum? ... never know...


Friday, June 19, 2009

celtic doodle

celtic doodle
Originally uploaded by sbergeron00

It's a lovely rainy afternoon and I was playing with my new Copic Multiliner pen and this doodle just sort of popped out.

I love the flow of the ink from the tip of this pen. I feel like I'm the one in control and not the pen.

Like I said this is just a doodle. I'm working on getting back to drawing something everyday. School's out and I'll be off for a few weeks in just 1 week!! Yeah!

Later folks!

Friday, May 29, 2009

"May this blog be with you!" Starring Yoda

Crochet Yoda
Originally uploaded by sbergeron00

Creative spurts seem to be the order of my life lately. I pull out my pens and doodle, then pull out the embroidery and do that for a few days and then I find my yarn stash calling my name.

This time I'm sharing "the force" with you in the form of a amigurumi Yoda that I designed for my self. I used both Lion Brand Cotton yarn and Bernat handicrafter cotton for the actual doll. The robe is acrylic felt and hand sewn.

I had a great time figuring this out. I took it to work to show it off and one of my coworkers asked me if I'd think about making one to sell. I told her she could buy this one, she was so excited about that. Her kiddo is a huge Star Wars fan, The only thing was I had to take photos first before she could have it.:)

I will be making another one soon!

What do you think??

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sheesh! March got past me and April has too!

It's amazing how fast the months zoom by when you are busy.

I have been having a lot of fun with my sewing machines for the past couple months. I have found out that if an amazing site filled with ideas, patterns, finished projects and loads of helpful people too!

So here are a couple photos of what I have been up to. PURSES! and bags. I have even sewn myself a new carry-on suit case! Yup, I'm very proud of myself right now. I've also been sewing up coffee cup cozys and wallets too. I think my motto has been "'must keep busy!"

What do you think??

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Spring is on it's way!

doodle squirrel
Originally uploaded by sbergeron00

We are now only 4 weeks away from the official start of spring and I am so ready for it.

I have seen so many squirrels lately and that inspired this doodle sketch. It was all from my imagination so the squirrel has an unfortunate cat like look around the eyes.

This week was so much fun! I got to spend 3 class periods teaching doodle lettering to middle school students. It was really great to see the lights go on in the eyes of the kids when they "got it!"

I'm hoping to get the chance to do some more drawing this weekend but if I don't at least I got something posted! Yippee!

I hope you get the chance to do something creative and share that creativity with us too!


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I'm loving the doodles!

These doodles are so much fun to do.

I finished 36 different patterns this weekend. A few of them are ones that I may even see about getting made as rubber stamps.

Working in black ink on bright white card is so exciting, You can end up with such graphic designsI can see some of them being made into fabric or like I said before rubberstamps. Or they may just be used for my own learning and end up in a box on a shelf. Who knows?

I really would love to be able to earn some money with my art. Some folks have been trying to talk me into doing more with my work in ways that can be sold. But I worry about making my art in to Work for pay. Sigh... I just don't know what to do, So I'm sort of just making art and I'll let things sort of percolate for a while. Who knows what will happen but for now I'm having fun!

I hope you are getting the chance to do something creative!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Doodle Time!

I love doing Black and White doodles!
It is so exciting to see what happens when a design starts to take shape. I usually don't have any clue as to what I'm going to do or how it is going to end up in the end. Sort of like real life, I guess. :)

The creative process really get to take over in these doodles. The human mind is so amazing, we can look at a series of black lines on white paper and we can make it look like something in the real world or something that lives just in the eye of the viewer.

I hope you enjoy the process and let me know what you think about these pieces!

Remember to get out and do something creative today!


Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Here's my Valentine that I drew for my husband. My doodle heart is filled with joy and love for my sweetie . We have been married for 24 years and each day is still an adventure. I really enjoyed making this Valentine. Over the years I have hand made many cards for my husband--We even have the very first Valentine that I made for him when we were still in High School--it's in a frame hanging on our bedroom wall.

I hope that you have a chance to share warm feelings with a special person this year.
Remember to take some time to be creative and share t love!

doodle heart
Originally uploaded by sbergeron00

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Dream Time


I have finished my hand drawn alphabet. Here's a sample of some of the letter.

Now I am going to have to figure out what I'm going to do with it. It really is amazing to me, when I look at all the letters all together it is surprising how well it works as a whole. I went into this project without any pre planning or any idea of where I was going to go with it.

I'm going to try and find out how to make this into a True Type Font. I think that would be kinda cool! I'm also thinking about how I can go about digitizing the letters in a bit more basic form so I can use them with my embroidery sewing machine.

I have so many ideas and now it's time for me to learn how to do more with my art work. who knows...I may end up with a new side business.

If anyone has any ideas or suggestions please share!

cheers! Remember to do something creative today!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Welcome to February!

SAB letters 2009
Originally uploaded by sbergeron00

This is my first February entry. :) 1 month gone in 2009 already! Wow!!

I have been giving my self hand cramps doing loads of doodles these past few days. I actually have been drawing and doodling even though my wrist is giving me fits! I'm just so into this right now it is hard to stop. I have even been taking my doodles to work and doing them while my computer at work is processing.

I have decided to work on an alphabet in this style. As long as I remember that I can do it 1 letter at a time I think I will actually finish this project!. So for now I have 8 letters done. The S, A, B are my initials, I have started doing my family's initials and that will get me quite a long way to getting the whole alphabet done.

Wish me luck!
Now get out there and do something creative today!!


Saturday, January 31, 2009

2009 first doodles of the year

2009 first doodles of the year
Originally uploaded by sbergeron00

Happy last day of January 2009!

I have started scanning in my doodles that I have been doing this year. These 4 are all only 3" each. I scanned them all together to make it quick and easy to get them posted.

I'll be posting more of my slightly larger doodles soon.

If feels so good to be creating art again. I have been doing several kinds of art lately. Machine embroidery, knitting and drawing. Yeah! I'm following through on my resolution to be more creative this year.

take care and enjoy the time you get to spend doing what makes you happy!