Wednesday, April 2, 2014

This, That, And The Other

For Journal 52 this week (read more about J52 HERE), the prompt was to create your own garden in your journal.  My take on that was to draw the flowers I am seeing around me this time of year.  And here's what I made:

'Quite Contrary'  ...this is definitely opposite of the noisy pages I've been making lately...

One of my goals this year was to work on more realistic sketches...and I think this counts as practice.  I love this style of white space filled pages, and I really need to make more of them...they make my eyeballs happy!

For Documented Life this week (read more about DL HERE), the prompt was to write your name and embellish it.  I did write my name...kinda sorta...but I embellished it with a drawing that worked a little better for me instead:

I did embellish the page...just not my name...

This is my name, which is on the other side of the flap:

That's my name written in Runes...if I were a Viking, that's what'd be on my checks...
My husband is of Norwegian descent, so the idea of check-writing-Viking Sweets is not too far off...
Now all I need is a helmet with horns and one of those pointy-boob metal bustier thingies and I'll be set!

Here's the close-up of the right page:

"Put on your big girl panties and deal with it?  HA!  You silly thing...all I own are big girl panties!  So why don't you go deal with that?"

I am really happy with my sketchy self-portrait!  I don't know why, but I never draw blubbery girls, even though I am, in fact, a blubbery girl!  I love this sketch though, and I plan on making more girls who have more meat on them...there's just more of us to love, honey! :)

And finally, I have rolled this over and over in my head, and finally decided to start a fake journal.  I've made a second blog to accommodate it, because...well...because it just doesn't belong here.  Hopefully, you will see a difference between what happens there and what happens here.  If you'd like to follow along with it, you'll have to follow it separately from this blog.  

I will be posting the art that goes along with the entries here (along with a link to that day's entry), at least for the time being...but like I said, it's going to be (hopefully) different from what I do here so I won't be forcing all that on you...  

So I introduce to you THE ALTERNATE LIFE OF AMY.

And on that note, I'm out...I'm pretty sure I'm going to be late for work now, but I right?


  1. You crack me up... writing your name in Runes. I didn't even know what that was.... and now I have a vision of you in one of those pointy boob things. wa ha ha

  2. You crack me up too. I absolutely adore you, My Sweets!!! Hugs, Pamikins

  3. Okay girl friend, you just always have something no one expects, and we go oh, yeah, that's Sweets! Love you flower page a bunch ( a little play on flowers) great blubbery girl I'm a hefty woman myself!!! Your new language and a new blog.... I'm going to try and keep up with it all, cause you are so darn entertaining! Hopping over to the next blog!


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