May 15, 2012

my sketchbook - imaginary flowers

Colds suck.  Really.  I have to admit that it's been awhile since I've had one so I've missed that true appreciation for how it travels and lingers and wants to become your compadre forever - and ever.

The only bonus is that you get to put your feet up and slow down.  This is a good time to doodle and draw imaginary things like flowers which have no scientific backup what-so-ever.

I began with a light sketch and vague blobs of colorful watercolor.
Then I went to town with the Micron pens.




I turn to an old friend -  white Designers Gouache from Windsor & Newton.
It's an opaque watercolor that's great for adding white.



I had no scientific terms or philosophical thoughts so I began scribbling something about imaginary flowers and drippy colds.  Seemed to work at the time.


Have a wonderful, creative, non-drippy day.


  1. So pretty Lori, I just love your flowers!

  2. Both the before and after are beautiful!

  3. I want those on my sheets...Yes, someone needs to put those on sheets!

    You are going to be famous...Don't laugh, I'm very serious. Prepare for it.


    P.S. Love the header!

  4. Do you mind if I re-post this on my blog?

  5. Oh, Miss Lori! First, I am sorry that you are not feeling well. Kick that cold to the curb, girl! But thank you for showing the process through your amazing pictures. How do you do that? Take pictures while painting? You are a genius! You make the art look so effortless. I can tell it comes bubbling up from within you no matter where you are or what you are doing. Rest up!
    Enjoy the day!

  6. Lori, you make me want to make flowers! Feel better!

  7. Oh Lori hope you feel better soon.
    Beautiful art work

  8. Gorgeous as always! Feel better soon.

  9. hoping you are on the mend .. I know full what you mean about the colds (as I sit here with my blankie wrapped around my shoulders) and why do they come when the weather starts to become beautiful???

    gorgeous work ... ♦

  10. Beautiful flowers!!! Hope you are felling better, soon!

  11. Your imaginary flowers are spectacular!! Doodling in bed while getting over a cold is the perfect pick-me-up when you are sick :) Feel better soon...

  12. I think you might be on to something about the healing power of doodling. Hope you're feeling better soon. Meanwhile, we all get to enjoy your beautiful flowers.

  13. ....and why are you not selling prints???


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