Sunday, October 30, 2011

Add a little Pink Whimsy...

Having fun doodling this weekend and was able to do this whimsical drawing "Pink Whimsy". Now that I have an Etsy store I am having to copyright all my drawings with watermarks... so thus is the reason for the copyright overtop.

Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend.

Hugs and blessings


Thursday, October 27, 2011

New Notecard Series

These are my new notecard series called "Comfort Series"
I was planning on making them into t-shirts to do fundraising but that fell through, so I am making them into notecards to sell at the three fairs in November and on my Etsy, which I made my very first sale the other day(Thank you so much Krista!)

Can you help me decide which one to print of the last one?

Or this one without the texture? It just seems so plain without texture on it.

What do you think, would you print it with or without the texture???

I hope you are all having a fabulous day. Many hugs and blessings to you sweet friends.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Finally I'm On...

It has taken me a long time but I finally have my own Etsy Shop! How exciting!
To go there please go to www.kellysartjournaling.etsy.com

Hope you enjoy looking through my shop, browsing the aisles, taking in all the eye candy:)

Hugs and blessings Everyone


Thursday, October 20, 2011

On The Wings of Inspiration Blog Party!

This is my first participation in a blog party. Over at Inspiration Avenue they are having a blog party called "On The Wings Of Inspiration" and will be giving away prizes and everything.

You are invited to join in the celebrations of On the Wings of Inspiration Blog Party hosted by Inspiration Avenue. The blog party will start on Monday 16 October and will be happening the entire week with the cherry on the cake served on Monday 23 October 2011! But the fun starts already today: every few days we will be revealing one of the many giveaways set out on our party table and there are many digital freebies available on Inspiration Avenue right now. Read below how to accept our invitation and join in to make this an inspirational celebration.

So go to their blog party by clicking on the Wings of Inspiration in my side bar and join in on the fun!

Here is my entry.

Have a blessed Day!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Art of Zendoodling - By Kelly Watts

For the upcoming Craft/Art Fairs in November I have put together a little booklet on how to make 'zen-doodles', at least how 'I' do my zen-doodles anyway. I thought since much of my art work incorporates doodles in some way I would put a booklet together and see if there was any interest. It is twenty pages long and has everything from texture-pattern sheets, to namedoodles, to using the alphabet fonts in your word processing program to create doodles in the letters. I have also included some of my ladies that I have doodled over their faces. I am putting the booklet in a presentation binder/duotang and am charging $20.00. I do not know how to price these things. Do you think that is a reasonable price?

This is a doodle page I have been working on for a couple months, not that it takes that long to complete but is one of those projects that you do a little bit at a time until completion. I just finished it today! It's not a very good picture as it looks a lot darker in the picture. It was a fun project nonetheless.

I hope you are all having a wonderful week. Sorry I am not posting as regularily as I usually do... still prepping for the fairs.

Many hugs and blessings to you all.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Prepping For The Fair

In prepping for the 3 upcoming Fairs I am attending in November I was going through some of my previous art from a few years back and rediscovered these shoedoodles and handbag doodle. I had hidden them far away in the back of my closet and upon finding them a renewed love for them came to the surface. These particular doodles are from 2009, I had not yet discovered my usual technique of darkening in my doodles with beautiful black edges as I am prone to nowadays, so... I went over them again with my black zig marker and created the dark edges. I love them even more now!

I don't know what prompted me to draw these shoes and handbag in the first place but I am so glad I did them. It reminds me how much I love looking at beautiful shoes, even though I cannot myself wear them, I can adore them just the same!

I have a great deal of things to do before November - oy vay! All good things though.

I hope and pray you are all having a fabulous week. I cannot believe how fast October is going - whew! Just flying by for me.

Hugs and many blessings to you all.


Friday, October 7, 2011


No offense to anyone ~ honestly okay... but I seriously cannot fathom spending money on a matching purse, jacket and shoes! I can't do it! I am a simpleton and I am just fine with being a simpleton. I have a few black pairs of shoes, one black purse and a few necessary jackets each relating to the season at hand. I would much rather save my money up for a vacation than pour it into my wardrobe! That being said however, I absolutely LOVE the look of it!

I cannot wear high heels anymore but I gotta tell you, when I walk past a shoe store and see a deliciously colored pair of high heel shoes my mouth waters (actually my mouth is watering just thinking about it!) I think I can totally understand why some women will spend their entire paycheck on their fashion! Maybe if I had money I would be one of them?... hmmmm... I don't know. I think I will always love fashion from a far and appreciate the designs, textures and gorgeous colors that come out every season... oops drooling again:) Maybe I am a closet fashionista ~ one who observes fashion, loves fashion, but will never wear the current fashions that cost an arm and a leg!

Besides... my boys have braces (which is like a car payment), they are both getting their learners licence for driving (which may one day be another car payment) and then in just a few short years (4 at the most) they will be in College/University which is like another house payment! Yep, so I guess you could say I won't be a fashionista anytime soon:) I am okay with that though. God has blessed me with so much I would never trade it all in for a pair of shoes, gorgeous as they may be...

This is a work in progress drawing... it needs more, and I don't like the way the hair turned out. Do you think I should doodle in the background? I'm thinking I might journal the background(?) I would love any suggestions.

Hugs and many blessings to you, I pray you have a wonderful weekend. For us here in Calgary it is Thankgsgiving on Monday and bonus it is also my Anniversary with my wonderful amazing hubbub of 18 years! Happy Thanksgiving to all you Canadians out there, and Happy Weekend to everyone else.


Thursday, October 6, 2011

How I've Been Feeling Lately

My Hubbub and youngest son say that this drawing shows a lady with arrogance...

I say it shows a lady who is tired, frustrated and just 'DONE', standing or leaning up against a wall with 'nothing' left to give.

That kind of describes how I have been feeling lately. I have no energy, I am so tired, I have been riddled with pain from my toes to the tip of my head with not much relief and I am just plain DONE! I am not complaining, really... or I am trying not to complain. I have been blessed with an amazing Husband, two awesome sons, a house to live in, shelter, food, clothing, clean water, a car to drive... so many blessings. So I really have nothing to complain about. God who created me is my Father who loves me, who cares for me and who is right here with me helping me through the pain. I am never alone, so... no, I'm not complaining but basking in His love and worshipping my Creator who deeply loves me.

Many hugs and blessings my Dear Friends, I am so thankful for you.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What I've Been Up To

I know I have not posted every day and I am so sorry, however, it has not meant that my brain has been idle and I have not been creating! I am working on my 'Inspiration Binder' trying to fill it up with tips, techniques and all sorts of tid-bits to have on hand for my three Art/Craft Fairs coming up in November. I want to be able to show something of what I can teach for Art Journaling as I will be handing out brochures and business cards as well as selling prints of my art (FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!!!)

The above pages are from my Inspiration Binder with fun borders and alphabets that I can teach.

Filling up those texture pages for some eye candy to look at...

Creating different images and shapes to fill with texture...

Adding some flare to new alphabets to reveal the 'juicyness' of creating your own letters and lettering techniques!

I am looking forward to meeting some wonderful women that will be interested in learning some art journaling and having fun with me in these three Fairs.

I am a little nervous selling my art for the first time, thinking to myself 'What if no-one likes it?' etc., I psych myself out all the time... but I am going to be strong this time, pray that I will sell some of my work and book some teaching classes, and most of all... enjoy myself because that's what it's all about!

Hugs and blessings everyone!