Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sunday Sketches

Happy Sunday Sketches All!  You can find more wonderful sketches at Sophia's place - stop by and say hello, or better yet, join us!  Just link up and submit your sketch to share with us!  This is what I've been working on this week... A colorful alphabet, inspired by Eden over at 'Draw doodle and Decorate'.  She is such an incredible colorist - I am just amazed at her patterns and use of color!  Stop by and check her out - you don't want to miss her wonderfully fun blog!






I decided to do some bookmarks for each of the kids, so I started with my son Vidal...I love how colorful

and fun this one turned out to be!


I hope you are all having a simply wonderful relaxing weekend...I am enjoying time with the family and though it can be chaotic, it is a fun kind of chaos most of the time.

Hugs to you all and I look forward to seeing what everyone had sketched up this week!

31 comments:

Lenora said...

Super cool - these are fun!

ShaylaF said...

Wow. Looks great! I love the detail you put in each letter and it is also so nice for you to make these for your children! The bookmark looks fantastic! SO MUCH COLOOORRR!!!

Jehanne said...

Wow the letters are gorgeous and the book mark is fantastic.

Shigune Matsui said...

Very decorative! I love it! Here's mine http://thelunaticsdiary.blogspot.com/2011/01/owl-agape.html

Brian Miller said...

very cool. bet they will love them...like the vivid colors...wonder are you doing any symbolism in them for the individual?

Marlene said...

Love these Julia, they are so bright and full of life. Your kids will love them. They kind of remind me of Rebecca's work also.

Helen said...

Wow I love the colours and patterns in these....so cool :o)

Kristin Dudish said...

Your letters are so beautiful and FUN! Makes me want to play with fonts :)

I also love how organized your pencils are in their color themed jelly jars... very cool. (I wish my studio was so orderly)

xo
Kristin

WrightStuff said...

Great colours. 'A' is for artist - naturally!

EVA said...

Lucky kids! I hope they read!

Beautiful lettering and bookmarks Julia. I agree Eden's work (and yours!) is very inspiring!

Christine said...

wow, love your vibrant colours and patterns today! Beautiful.

Tammie said...

I love your lively letters and book mark! So fun.
I also love how you have separated your pencils, that looks like it would be easy to reach for a desired color. Wishing you a lovely day.

Reflections said...

Love the colors... they speak to you with the vibrant outpsoken sense... of happiness and fun. Well done.

Heather said...

Ohhhhhhh I love all the colors!!!! So cool. I just found Eden the other day. I love these! They are kinda like Zentangles. Very good!

Missy said...

How pretty. Love all the colots and patterns. That's going to be a fantastic bookmark!

Jenny Blair said...

HI there! What a wonderful idea and soo eye- catching! I love them all!
ps. Thankyou so much for stopping by my blog and such lovely comments. :)x

Debbie said...

Ooooh! These are so inspiring! Love the colors..I'm off to check out Eden's blog! Btw, here is the link for Millianda's videos http://www.milliande.com/Visual-Journal-January-2011-with-Milliande-Day-8-Vertical-Journaling-Lines.html. I hope you enjoy them! I'm still a couple of days behind!

Sophia said...

Hi Julia,
Oh my gosh, I love this idea and want to try to do that this week. So inspiring. :)

Hope you are well. Hugs!

PS Thank you for the xmas card!

Nicola said...

Ohhh I LOVE that book mark!!! You style is so beautiful I really love watching your art evolve and seeing what inspires you!!! I LOVE bright colour too (as you can probably tell ;0) ) so I think that's why your art really speaks to me, lovely work! :0)
oxoxo

Melissah said...

I'm an interior designer from Melbourne, Australia - I loved your blog, I found it very inspiring. This is all new to me but I have just set up my own blog
scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com
You may like to check it out because I had so much fun doing it.
Thanks for providing me with such great entertainment!
Cheers
Melissah

Julia Christie said...

Oh Melissah, I tried to leave a comment on your lovely blog, but you have not comment button. You also have no email so not sure how to contact you...Leave me an email so I can say hi back. Love your gorgeous pics on your blog!

Thanks for the visit and your kind words!

Smiles

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! these are so cool!!! wonderful work and I can see you creating more of these pieces!!!!

Heather said...

Ok Julia, I LOVE this. How fun are these. Wowo, lots of great color and the border is so cool. You are really coming out with some great stuff!! xxoo
Heather

SaraLynn said...

These are such fun bookmarks! I love the vibrant colors and patterns!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh what fun and how beautiful. I love these. So full of joy and fun! Your style is wonderful. Thanks so much for coming by and leaving me such an awesome message. This one will stay with me for a long time to come. I so appreciate each word. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I send you snowy hugs from snowy NJ
Best to you
V

outdoor.mom said...

you are so so talented and gifted :-) what a beautiful idea!!

Ces said...

Ooooh! Julia!!! These are terrific. what an injection of color and mirth early this morning for me. I love thse. I also love the way your blog is looking. More colorful every time I come here. What a pleasant place. Hope you are doing well. Tsup!

Gallery Juana said...

I'm sure your kids love their snazzy cool bookmarks. Thanks for the vist.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Happy New Year to you Julia. Your art is always so colorful and full of life. Making personalized book marks for the kids is a great idea. I love your sons name by the way. Wishing you an equally fun weekend as your last.

Cheers x Deb

Jg. for FatScribe said...

awesome lettering. colorful should be your nickname. also really liked that "bliss" sketch!

Kristin said...

This is so cool! I love everything about it, xoxo