Friday, April 1, 2011

What's in My Sketchbook?

I got a nifty point and shot camera about 2 weeks ago. It was a Canon IXUS 115 HS. I so love "the little bugger" (yes, that's what I call my camera. I'm such a dork!) that I made a sketch of it!

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The little bugger is very handy and takes great photos. (I mean in the hands of an amateur like me.) It reminded me of a time when I used to take lots of photos of pebbles, stones and what not.

20110356 Canon IXUS 115 HS & Photo CU 3

20110326 Canon IXUS 115 HS & Photo CU 2

I'm beginning to feel that the little bugger is changing my creative life.

[*KnocK* *KnocK*] Did you hear that? I think it's little bugger's Big Brother coming for a visit ... or may be a stay. ;)

20110327 Stones 1


The sketch is also for Paint Party Friday (hosted by Eva and Kristin). All are welcomed! Do join in to share and support each other!

Cheers and have a fantastic weekend!

30 comments:

Heather said...

what a cool glimpse into your sketchbook. i love that you did your camera. why not! it's all of the little things that make up our daily activites! I like your painting style, a lot!

art2cee2 said...

Love your sketch of your little bugger! I too am a dork...I take photos of all kinds of thing including greaspots on blacktop! :-)

Roban Studio said...

Yay for you on your new creative tool! Yes, your camera will open all kinds of new creative doors. I love your sketch! And those very pretty rocks are awesome! ( I love to collect rocks.) Have a great day. Thanks for stopping by to visit me.
Rhonda~

Gloria said...

Love your sketches. Great camera too. It's always fun to look into artists journals.:) Fun. Take care.

Christine said...

great sketch, I take photos all the time too.

Msartist said...

I love looking at all your sketch book pages and reading the post about the class you took. Inspiring.
Happy PPF! ~Theresa

Jenny Blair said...

You have made me smile today in a very good way! :) Wonderful to see you take pleasure in the little things..which surely is what its all about?! Lovely sketch too. :)

WrightStuff said...

And why not sketch your camera I say!! Great sketches my friend - and glad to hear I'm not the only one who takes photos of stones and pebbles!!

EVA said...

Wonderful page Jamie!

So nice to see what you are painting and sketching!

Pam Tucker said...

Your sketchbook is so inspiring! Great idea to sketch your camera. ;) Loved the sketch and the painting of it!

Kristin Dudish said...

Such a great page... I am loving the drawing, paint, photo and text combo! They are all working so well together for you :)

xo
Kristin

SHERI C said...

I love your TitLe Picture as well as the PPF sketchbook piece. It's like peeking inside your brain. Love that! Happy PPF!!!

Kat W said...

Taking photos is a great way to be creative, I love it too. Great sketchbook page. I love the way it is layered and represents your feelings and thoughts about 'the little bugger' :-)

Kat X

La Abela said...

Art is one way, any way worth it. Greetings

Anne said...

Your sketch is great! And the photos are lovely, too!

Marlene said...

Camera's are so handy to have these days, fun that you put it in your sketch book and I love the rocks.

Mary Hysong said...

Loved looking at your sketchbook pics; thanks for your kind comments on my first PPF blog post. For drawing and painting advice may I recommend:

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www.paintingtutorialsonline.com

both great, from Matthew Archamb....(forget how to spell his last name!) He teaches at the NY School of Visual Arts and I've found both of the sites well worth the small subscription fee. [I'm not affiliated]

Heather said...

What a fantastic sketch! I love the colors. And I love the little bugger! I need to get me a little bugger. I have a big bugger.

Melisa said...

Wonderful sketchbook page. Isn't it great how such simple subjects can become beautiful art?

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I LOVE your sketchbook pages- to me, they are what sketchbooks are *supposed* to be like- with all those layers of images one leading to the next-almost a word association kind of thing if that makes any sense!
Oh I got a new Canon for Christmas- I LOVE my little bugger too :D
Happy PPF- a day late!
Stephanie

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Beautiful!!...I love your whole style and unique energy..gorgeous creations and work! Love the crystals too! beautiful..shine on!
Victoria~

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

Great camera and great painting/sketch! The layout is so full of little details, and I like the text flowing across all the mini "frames"...Happy Weekend!

angelself said...

Hi Jamie =)
Great sketch and journal page! Thanks for visiting my "parrot" PPF blog. I have painted with acrylics for most of my life, and have a tip that might help you. Don't think that you must paint quickly or get it exactly right before it dries...let it dry and then paint over it to fix it or change it. Its not so much about blending...its more about adding strokes and layers. At least, that's how I use them. Its the most stress-free medium for me because I can always cover up a mistake completely, lol...no failures ;)Hope this helps a bit, Kathryn - ps. I love sashimi and chai tea too...having a cup right now =D

priti.lisa said...

I love your header photograph!
And all of your drawings too.
Organized simplicity...with a lot of detail. Does that make sense? It's the best way to descibe your work.
xo

Pointy Pix said...

I love the name for youe camera! And i love watercolour washes too. Great sketches. I love the idea of photography and taking perfect photos to use as inspiration for future paintings. I'll look forward to seeing yours.

Barbara/myth maker said...

Loving your drawings. That's great that you got the new camera! Have lots of fun, and post pics often!

ThisTinder said...

Photography is such a great way to bring out your creative side, even if you're an amateur (like myself)! Great sketch!
~Kerry

NatashaMay said...

Great sketch! Love that splash of color.

Cameron said...

Look at the traffic you've generated here, Darling!!! I'm so happy so many have come here...and that you let us peek into your sketchbook! This is fabulous, Jamie!!!

I especially love the way you bled the colors together in that pebble part. Congrats on the new camera, too...so much fun to have a new toy to fuel inspiration :D

Heather Hingst said...

What a lovely sketchbook page. I like you quiet use of color. It really makes those little areas stand out.