Thursday, October 31, 2013

Packing Collage Kits

Yesterday and today have been about packing collage kits for my etsy shop. There are a couple if new ones listed now.  

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Book Review The Sketchnote Handbook

Here is the publisher's description:

This gorgeous, fully illustrated handbook tells the story of sketchnotes--why and how you can use them to capture your thinking visually, remember key information more clearly, and share what you've captured with others. Author Mike Rohde shows you how to incorporate sketchnoting techniques into your note-taking process--regardless of your artistic abilities--to help you better process the information that you are hearing and seeing through drawing, and to actually have fun taking notes. 

This special video edition includes access to 70 minutes of video tutorials where viewers can see the author in action, demonstrating drawing techniques discussed in the book.

The Sketchnote Handbook Video Edition: the illustrated guide to visual note taking (includes The Sketchnote Handbook book and access to The Sketchnote Handbook Video) explains and illustrates practical sketchnote techniques for taking visual notes at your own pace as well as in real time during meetings and events. Rohde also addresses most people's fear of drawing by showing, step-by-step, how to quickly draw people, faces, type, and simple objects for effective and fast sketchnoting. The book looks like a peek into the author's private sketchnote journal, but it functions like a beginner's guide to sketchnoting with easy-to-follow instructions for drawing out your notes that will leave you itching to attend a meeting just so you can draw about it.
(Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this book to review. I choose to post this review here because I really do recommend this book) 

Here is the video that first caught my eye and made me want to read the book: 

Mike Rohde: The Sketchnoter from size43, LLC on Vimeo.

Here is a video explaining the video series that comes with the book and a little more about the book. 

The Sketchnote Handbook - Video 2 from size43, LLC on Vimeo
My Review: 
I love this book. Even though I have been taking this type of notes for a few years now but I never knew that I had a name until this book came along. 

It is about capturing ideas not about making art. So even if you think you can draw you Can Sketchnote.

There are all different types and styles of Sketchnotes and like everyone is unique so is every Sketchnote unique. I have added a couple examples of the different styles of Sketchnotes that you will get a chance to read in the book. 

You just have to remember that Sketchnotes are not a page filled with words but a page filled with the big ideas and visual cues to help you remember the important things. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Gelli Print Fabric

Today I spent a little while playing with my Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate and I want to share some of the results on fabric. 

I used a striped fabric for these test and I might have to try some plain fabric next. I ironed freezer paper onto the back before I printed it and it really helped with the process. They designs are stencils that I made with my Silhouette Portrait. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

New Gelli Prints

I made a short video with a little how -to for Gelli Prints:

I will be back tomorrow to show you som examples of these types of gelli prints

Monday, October 14, 2013

Handmade Wedding Shower

I made 3 doz of these paper flowers. 

Here is a close up of the flowers that I made. 

I made 2 doz of these to use for the centerpieces. 

Here is a view from the top of the centerpieces. 

I really love how these turned out. 

I really like how the vintage filter made these look.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Around My town Day 3

Farms on Floyd is a very cute little place that offers locally grown produce and plants in season and it even has a sweet shop with cupcakes and cookies.You can also get delicious ready made foods. They are open Tuesday- Saturday at 11 am each day.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

Around My Town Day One

I wan to take you on a trip around my town.
This is the most iconic building that is in my town. It has been seen in many TV shows and movies, such as The Dukes of Hazzard, Smoky and the Bandit, In the Heat of the Night, and currently The Vampire Diaries.
This is one the of the views of the Town Square. I love this town and the people in it. 

This is a great antique shop, that has a wonderful selection of items to decorate your home. 

I hope you enjoy this trip around our Town Square. I will be back soon with more views from my town. 

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Gas Gallery

Next week my art will be on display at The Gas Gallery on Washington Street, in Covington, GA 

I will be hanging at least 2 pieces and they will be up for 2 weeks. 

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