croquis back sketch by Ella Patrice via LaWhimsy
Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Croquis

A croquis is a quick sketch, usually of a live model or of the human form. Since croquis is a French term for a basic figure template, it's a very familiar word in the fashion design industry. Croquis is actually new word to me, though not a new concept since I've been familiar with quick sketching… Continue reading Word Nerd: Croquis

Musings and Mutterings

St. Patrick’s Day ~ The Maiden of the Clover

Sweet Colleen, now of the green, a crown of flowers on her brow, dances and plays away in the circle Faerie made. She walked the moors, sang her songs, spoke the language of forgotten tongues. They welcomed her with open arms, delighting in her silken charms. She belonged to them alone, a queen, a very… Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day ~ The Maiden of the Clover

Get Messy

Thank You

Namaste ~ Ella Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are… Continue reading Thank You

Get Messy

Get Messy Week 12

My art journal pages this week were quite enjoyable to create (having Murdoch Mysteries on on the background made it even better). The first page is a dreamy, winter-evoking piece (inspired by this darn Bomb Cyclone weather!). I drew the deer silhouette and then spent a good while shading it in just so. I adore… Continue reading Get Messy Week 12

Get Messy

Get Messy Week 11

This week's Get Messy pages... Page one was something I had on my mind to try - weaving on paper, but with ribbon instead of more paper. The idea is fantastic and the results are really nice, however, paper (especially magazine paper) can be so flimsy and that can lead to some frustrations (and the… Continue reading Get Messy Week 11

Get Messy

Get Messy Week 10

I have been finding myself following a sort of pattern when it comes to my pages. The first page is often a collage or full page image of sorts (to help cover the bleed-through of the previous page - this particular notebook has rather thin/somewhat transparent pages) while the second page is done directly on… Continue reading Get Messy Week 10