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Hello again my lovely lovelies!

This will be my last post from Wisconsin! I am sad that as usual my visit has gone by so fast.

When I am home I spend a lot of time with my family and we spend a lot of time outside. The beauty of my home (to me) is unmatched and I have lived and visited many places. We are surrounded by nature and creativity runs through all of us in our own ways. 

That is why I would like to show you some art from my nephew, and how he used the mineral paper I brought with me! He has a page over on facebook called Corpse cove art studios and lately he has been playing with spray paint! 

These are the 3 pieces he created using spray paint and mineral paper.

He is self taught using spray paint like this, learning by watching videos on YouTube and facebook. Also another shocker, these pieces were created one week after trying this medium for the first time. His talent amazes me!

As for myself I have been enjoying the nature around me. Just as a recap, my travel supplies I used are as follows:

There is a doe on my dad's property that has twins! I have been trying to get pics but the window screens keep getting in the way, and if I open the door they scatter. So instead I decided I would paint one if the fawns, I think she turned out pretty cute!

What many people forget about this area of Wisconsin is that we have a lot of rocky bluffs sticking out in our landscape. I wanted to make a quick entry in my journal just to record the colors of the day. I love how the rocky peaks clash with the blue of the sky and the green of the woods.

Another one of my favorites in the area are the Sandhill cranes that are found all around this area with their young this time of year. I would get you a picture but last year when I tried a mad mama crane chased me in the truck for about 2 miles when I got too close to her chick. So I don't do that anymore! Lol. I wanted to get a detailed head in there and since I used my small journal I couldn't really fit any babies in.

I hope you have enjoyed my journal art as well as the amazing talent of my nephew!

Big hugs and mushes to you!

Shana Banana

Hello my lovely lovelies! I am so happy to share this week! I am home in Wisconsin to visit my awesome family like I do every year.

I always bring art supplies with me and this year I brought my Koi Watercolors Pocket Field Sketch Box, my Sakura water brush, Faber-Castell Graphite Aquarelles and two art journals, one a homemade with watercolor paper, and the 2nd my Strathmore  with mixed media paper.

When I am home I just create to keep flow going, I don't go about trying to get a style. I just paint or draw things around me, with the landscapes here it's easy to be inspired. Sometimes my Daddy and I just hang out and have beer summits so I decided to record that in my journal! It's always Pabst Blue Ribbon and always served in my favorite bass can cooler.

Other times we go for drives and end up driving home with the sunset, the colors are so vibrant that I can't do them justice because they are so bright they don't look real.

Or other times I just doodle away, my favorite doodle this year is this pretty fairy girl.

All of these quick pages started with a sketch with Graphite Aquarelles and then I activated the pencil using the Sakura water brush with watercolor and without. These are by no means glorious works of art, but they are bits of time that I cherish recorded in my journal.

I will be back in Arizona before my next post so I will have a video to go with it! Thank goodness for cell phones so I could share with you!

Big hugs and mushy stuff to you my lovelies!

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