Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Pinterest Inspired Doodle Play Time

Felt like doodling nonsense yesterday...more pinterest inspired stuff ...  I really wish my iPad took better pictures, the colors are so much more vibrant in real life!


close up:

Normally I have a REEEALLY hard time coloring but I got a whole new set of Tombow markers from Amazon last week so I wanted to use them.  LOVE THESE MARKERS!!! They just blend so well and have such great bright colors.  Another thing I love about them is that they aren't too bad about bleeding through...except where I really layered on the color...like the blue bird...it did go through to back because I really layered it on, but the page is really thin (in my moleskin calendar) I actually already had a LOT of the markers already but I wanted the whole set and buying them all at once was cheaper than buying what I didn't have individually!  Go figure.


  

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Still a Weigh to Go...

I have not mentioned this on my blog at all but I started Weight Watchers on 1/1/14.... and, so far, so good! (Not saying how much until 1/1/15)... OH! OK!!! So far I have lost 81 pounds! Insert Happy Dance here :-)

That's all great and good but the last month until now I have had a heck of a time staying focused!  The junk  I was eating before is calling my name again and that frustrates me!  I still have about 50 pounds to go so I don't want to lose momentum!

Anyway, I woke up during the middle of the night thinking about how I could motivate myself again and I got this SILLY SILLY idea that I thought I would share with anyone interested in playing too.

I created a dot to dot "drawing" that I plan to complete over the next 50 pounds.  I will draw a line to each dot based on the number of pounds lost.  It goes from 0-50 or you could even go 50 -  0 depending on how you count pounds down.  And, if you have less to lose then I guess just draw to the number that you need to lose... or if more, print it more times.

Sorry, it isn't pretty, but hopefully if you play along you can doll it up a bit on your own.

Here ya go:

Hopefully you can just right click on it and save the file or print it ???

Sunday, November 2, 2014

LOVE is a VERB

Moses Had a Stick....What is in YOUR Hand?

Exodus 4...  Moses gets his calling...

...  Moses had a stick....What is in YOUR hand?  

I drew this to fit in my Bible but I drew this same idea slightly different on Jan 5, 2013 here: http://polly-wollydoodle.blogspot.com/2013/01/of-course-god-can-use-you.html



The reason things look a bit crowded around the book (Bible) scissors area is that I had already committed the paint brush and the scissors to real ink then decided to add the bottle of Gesso and the book under the brush, that's why the brush seems to be painting upside down...whoops!  And on the original I only had one spool of thread and a floating needle, I added another spool and the heart patchwork under the needle.  That's what happens when things never seem finished!  I am forever changing an "already done" doodle!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Deuteronomy 6:4-5 a Quick Makeover

I am so sorry that all my posts lately have been short ans choppy! I have to use my iPad now and this app is AWFUL! ... I haven't been able to use my PC because I can't remember my password!  PITIFUL!  But Google makes it near impossible to change it!  


Anyway, for today's Bible entry I decided to use a doodle I did back in February...Back in February I doodled a page of words as an exercise in practicing different writing styles... (Draw a box and fill it with words) here http://polly-wollydoodle.blogspot.com/2014/02/filling-space-with-words.html. ... Today I decided to print out a portion of what I had done onto label paper, add a bit of color to it, and stick it to my Bible... Quick and easy post for today!  Deuteronomy 6:4-5


And then I played some more...


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Fear of The Lord

...is the beginning of knowledge...fools despise wisdom and instruction.  Proverbs 1:7


Monday, October 27, 2014

No Time? Trace It!

If you don't have the time, the talent or the want to .... Find a font that you like ... Print the word then trace it!

I LOVE this font and I I really wanted to I could have freehand copied it but ... why ... I didn't have the time so I quickly traced it...


I used an AWESOME light"box" that is only 3/8" thick!  LOVE! 





Let It RAIN!

... He will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.
Hosea 6:3

And then I played some more ...



Sunday, October 5, 2014

BEFORE You Were Born!


In Jeremiah 1:4 God told Jeremiah that BEFORE He formed him in the womb He knew him,  he consecrated him and had his life all mapped out!  Same for us!

In my Bible today...

And later in Jeremiah doing God's will leads him to jail and in the mud of a cistern ... His will isn't always easy.




Saturday, October 4, 2014

In the Beginning ...

Yesterday I got the new Journalling Bible that I ordered from Marilyn Hickey.  It is the NIV NoteWorthy Bible.  Naturally, just after I placed the order I started reading tons of negative reviews!  They said the the font was very tiny and the paper was really thin .... TRUTH!  But, the positive is that there is a blank page across from every page of scripture!  How awesome is that?!  The text is on the left side with the blank page on the right side.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that!  Now, to the downside to that wonderfullness
Is that any bleed thru will affect the text on the backside (which is not a problem with the EVS Journalling Bible I have been using because the blank Journalling area is back to back in that Bible).  In order to avoid any bleed thru I will need to use colored pencils like I did here...

As you can see on the right picture (or the back side of the drawing) the color does not show through. But.... Any use of a black pen does "emboss" the paper....hummmmm....oh well.... As soon as I saw that I place a something under the page to keep it affecting anymore pages.

Another problem with using the color pencils on these pages is that the pages are smooth and don't have as much "tooth" as regular copier type paper so you can't make the colors as dark as you can with regular paper.... Notice on Day 1.... That is a black pencil, several layers!  I just couldn't get it dark enough for my taste.

Now, let me tell you how cool God is.... Last night as I was writing all of the above on my Facebook posting on my picture the Holy Sprirt gave me an idea ( I just Love that about him...I  will meditate on a problem and almost immediately he will give me a solution!).  One of the things I had noticed about the colored pencils was that they made the area I colored shiny and waxy.....   Hummmmm. I wondered if the waxy would "bleed proof" the page.... So I tested it by coloring over some areas with my Ranger Distress Markers.... Eureka!  Success!


There were only a couple places that show through, and that is where I just lightly applied the pencil...like on the yellow "light=day" area, I just barely colored that so if I tried to go back over it with a marker the back side would be affected.

So, even with its minor flaws I still LOVE the blank pages and. I will continue illustrating in it .... And my other one too because I love both!

OU! OU! I just had another idea!  One of the things I want most is a map of the area that is being talked about.... I want it right there in front of me, I don't want to have to look for the map....this Bible will be PERFECT for that!  I'm going to draw, or print/cut/paste a map everywhere I want one!  But the happy idea is that I can create a clear accetate overlay showing then and now, or route taken or, whatever!  OK I now know what today's drawing will be!  Whoohoo!


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