Saturday, March 8, 2014


In my pursuit to get back into hobbies and crafts, I have recently started drawing again.  For Valentine's Day I bought my daughter a "how-to" drawing book called I Love Drawing Moshi Monsters and have been helping her learn to draw.  She's really into Kawaii art (Moshi Monsters is a DS game she plays often with a Kawaii look) and asks me to draw her things all the time.  I started thinking about how I used to like to draw and have been getting back into it myself.  I've never been one of the those people who could draw a mural or a portrait, but I was always pretty good at doing abstract line art. 

I like the Finish-style line art that I sometimes find on tea towels and note books.  It reminds me of what happens when you start doodling and it turns into something special.  I'm also a huge fan of silhouette paper cutting which I'll save for another post.  While researching an artist that I do like, Lisa Congdon, I found that this month she was teaching an online class through Creativebug.  Creativebug is a subscription ($9.95/month) site that has how-to videos for all kinds of crafts.  I signed up for month of March so I could take her class and did the first one today.  I attempted to replicate a drawing that she did in the class and think it turned out pretty well - what do you think?

This next drawing is a work in progress.  It is a series of doodles that have gone wild and turned into a jungle of twisted shapes.  I haven't decided what I'll do with this but it was fun to draw either way. 

Lisa Congdon has her own Etsy shop where you can purchase things with her art designs.  She's also written and collaborated on several artsy books including 20 Ways to Draw a Tulip, Just Add Color: Botanicals, and Art Inc.  

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