A New Series for ArtHouse Sketchbook Project 2011

Soar like a dandelion seed.

Art House CoOp – Sketchbook Project 2011 for the Brooklyn Art Library .  I let them select my theme and they sent me “Great Hopes and Massive Failures”.  But of course I had to tweak it and I will add, “Unshakable Determination” to the concept.  I used Prang Graphite, Cretacolor Pencil, General’s White Charcoal and Sharpie (the pen) on Moleskine thin, flimsy paper (the required format) with Prismacolor Workable Fixative.  I’m considering Grumbacher’s Tuffilm Final Fixative to lock it all together.  Not sure where I’m going with this, but hey, that’s half the fun.  The whole book will be on my Flicker feed (eventually)!


Red in the Forest of Flowers

Red was to go post haste to Gramma’s house, but the forest of flowers was too tempting and she  left the path.  The delight of the beautiful flowers caused Red to pick the white and pink blooms for her grandmothers table.  Wolf also delighted in the forest of flowers and convinced Red that the crimson flowers were the most exquisite in the land.  And they were.  Red accepted Wolf’s invitation to add his personal favorites to her bouquet and wished her good fortune and good-bye. . . . . . .

Watercolor and Prismacolor Pencil on 90# Arches Hot Press Paper

Sharpie Art on Converse AllStars for Renee

There is something about art on your feet.  I love these and making these are a blast.  I received a request for custom sharpie art on Chuck Taylor AllStars.  I’ve posted finished art before, but here is a progression if you’re interested.

They're here!!

A list of all of her favorite things.

The blank canvas and a basket of juicy Sharpies.

Committed now!!

Sharpies and coffee.

Too bad the tongues get laced up.

Wings on her heels.

Sharpies over a dirty vokda martini.

More Sharpies and more coffee.

Sharpies over Diet Pepsi. Are these all the same note?

Sharpies over Newcastle Brown Ale.

That is a really good beer. Oh yeah, Renee likes stamps and her initials. So I combined them.

Have you tried Plungerhead Old Vine Zinfandel from Lodi? Oh, yeah hearts, clock parts and guitars.

Tah Dah!!

Good bye Converse Chuck Taylor AllStars.  May you live a full existence with Renee’s favorite things covered in Sharpie ink.  Pheww, I need another cup of coffee. 

Safe and sound on their intended gallery.

Oh, and these are going on Facebook Project 50/1.

More Sharpie Art on Converse All Stars

After Kim’s Birthday Shoes, I wanted to keep going.  So Brittany and Jack are the newest recipient of Sharpie Art on Converse All Star tennis shoes.  Sharpie’s metalic color worked awesome for rendering metal on Jack’s shoes.  OK, I still have a pair to do for me.

Thanks, Sharpie for all the great INK!!