Fun wIth Copic Markers

I have often read about Copic markers on various art blogs.  So when I was in an art supply store recently, I decided to make the investment in a new media to see what they were all about.  I love the saturated color.

Original Art by Pam Schoessow.   11x14 on paper

Original Art by Pam Schoessow. 11×14 on paper

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Fun with Gel Pens

I’m in Las Vegas for a few weeks helping out my Mom.  I have a lot of down time so I have been filling up a sketchbook with doodles. Thought I would finally try out some gel pens I got for Christmas.  Having fun with color.  Adding words to my doodles seems to be my favorite thing lately.Faith Doodle by Pam SchoessowSpring Doodle by Pam Schoeesow

Thanks Doodle by Pam Schoessow

Pickle Dish

I was browsing through some old quilt magazines today and came across an antique pickle dish block quilt.  I’ve always been attracted to this pattern, but have never had the time or patience to make it.  Well, now I have–not in cloth of course.  (I’ll just have to add this to the other 99 quilts I would like to make).  I’ve  added some rose “appliques” to my version here.  The triangles spikes and the curves makes a very pleasing design that I just love.  Image

4 Block Lollipop

I was looking through a book on antique quilts and found one from 1855.  It was an applique quilt with whimsical motifs that I found very appealing.  Apparently, it has come to be known as the “Lollipop” quilt.  This is my 4 block version that was inspired by that quilt.  The original was predominantly dark green.  I lightened up the color scheme a bit in my version.

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Yellow Bird in the Coneflowers

I love coneflowers.  I love watching them pop through the ground every year.  Mine are are growing strong and I expect to see some flowers appearing in a few weeks.  I love the shape, with the “cone” center and the petals that droop down.  They are so fun to draw.  Where this bird came from I have no idea!

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