Tuesday, May 6, 2014

woyww - tea and tools


Tea and tools this wednesday.  What I am trying to make is a type of calligraphy pen using a drink can and it worked but not the smoothest of writing tools.  My week has been taken up with the online class with Roz Stendhal and drawing animals, tools and anything that sits still.

Absolutely loving Sketchbook Skool.  I realise now that the cafe cup was actually much rounder but what the heck.  Also added a bit of ephemera to mark the moment.  How hard is it to draw a circle?  The saucer looks even more lopsided now that it's in blog land.

A number of the online students also did pics of their "tools".  So I couldn't resist and here you have a small selection of pencils, pen, mini watercolour pallet and the round thing is actually a sponge that I use to wipe my brush. Should give it a wash occasionally and in case you are wondering, nothing is drawn to scale. I was so pleased they actually look like the items on my desk that I didn't bother with measurements.  Of course I have hundreds of pens and pencils and I am becoming a little addicted to creating mini watercolour pallets. A quick look at Pinterest and you get a feel that creating the perfect pallet is a never ending story.  Have a lovely woyww and plans to visit lots of desk over the week.

31 comments:

  1. Great job with the water colors and pictures!
    Happy WOYWW
    Krisha no # yet

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  2. I love your watercolour pics.....I have the paints and the paper but mine never seem to get together these days.
    Hugs,
    Annie x # 27

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  3. But isn't it really tricky to make a straight nib out of a curved can? Ah well, you did it!
    I love your style in watercolours...that painting of your tools is wonderful, I really could live with that on my walls...I know, weird, huh? But it just appeals to me. The swooshy paints in the palette are spot on!
    Hugs, LLJ 2 xx

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  4. Love the sketches of the pen and pencils! (No time to do Woyww this week.)
    I think I have found some frames for your (mine now) watercolours :)

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  5. a quick look at pinterest and whatever you are looking at seems a never ending story Sandra.. great site but can be time consuming too
    ah love the images too and well done on trying to make a calligraphy pen from a coke can.
    .. happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #35

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  6. Sketching is a mighty discipline that can yield great things ~ not to mention the pure pleasure of the process. And these sketches are great ~ they convey more that what they simply represent. Know what I mean? *That's* the stuff that entices!

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  7. Your watercolor paintings are so charming. I'm also intrigued by your drink can calligraphy pen, since I love doing all kinds of lettering. Blessings and happy WOYWW! #52

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  8. Super paintings, I especially like the tools one, Thanks for visiting me this week BJ#48

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  9. Sandra De what a wonderful watercolour you have done, it is so, so hard to draw a perfect circle actually impossible to do by hand without the assistance of tools. I think your pages are perfect especially love the one with all the tools. Yes I would love to swap with you, hoping of course that I actually get some done. My email is elizabethanneharms@yahoo.com we can exchange from there the other details.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 51
    Happy WOYWW

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  10. Lovely paintings. I would like to see your handmade calligraphy pen, sounds interesting.

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  11. You complain about your drawing abilities, but I see only beauty. If I could draw and paint 1/100th as good, I'd be jumping up and down all the way to YOUR Oz! As an aside, the main highway that runs east to west through Wichita is dubbed "the yellow brick road."

    Gotta love those tools. I'm a big tool fan. Happy WOYWW from # 5.

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  12. Your sketching and colouring is stunning...I cannot draw for toffee and admire anyone who can. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#43)

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  13. I love the look of that - I have never has any talent for watercolour, but so love the soft and misty look of it. Gorgeous!

    Happy WOYWW! Getting back to it now my connection has come back :)

    Mary Anne (1)

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  14. It looks like your learning quickly. Very nice watercolors, I might be inspired to try it. Be well Carole #59

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  15. hi Sandra
    great job with the watercolours, its funny isn't it the simplest things can make for the best compositions... especially like the pens.... there is something very pleasing about stationary.
    janet #31

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  16. I love your work - so pretty - and clever! I love the colour of the pot, cup and saucer. I can't draw or paint for toffee, so well done. Have a great week, Chris # 47

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  17. Love your drawings - I haven't even tried to draw for months & months - so will be back to being useless again I suspect ! Keep on creating - these are looking great ! Ali #19

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  18. A calligraphy pen from a can?! Wow! I like your watercolor drawings, very realistic. Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #8

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  19. I love your watercolour drawings. I can't find the words to properly express my amazement at a calligraphy pen from a can, so I'll just say AMAZING - can I see a photo of it - pretty please. Cx #72

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  20. Wonderful watercolour paintings you have done there love the tea one you created :) hugs Nikki 12
    thanks for the visit :)

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  21. G'day
    thanks for dropping by my blog for WOYWW, Wow wow wow Sandra yr water colouring is just awesome. I really like the tea pot and tea cup and I absolutely love the sketch of your tools!
    hugs
    Annette In Oz #39

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  22. What great drawings! I wish I could draw... thanks for stopping by. Helen 13

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  23. Sandra, you are a very accomplished gal. I did not see imperfect circles and non-scaled tools, I saw wonderful representations that I understand - and I love your watercolour technique. A very happy desk this week if you ask me!

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  24. Hi, thanks so much for your visit in my blog - and sorry that I'm late again ... There's nothinh imperfect to it, I love your sketches and the colors and the writing is just fine. Everything looks just gorgeous! Suzanne

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  25. Thanks for sharing your lovely art work. x Jo

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  26. Hi Sandra,

    Great drawing and watercolors! For some reason I see a rabbit when looking at the teapot.

    Happy belated WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (17)

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  27. Thanks for the offer of swapping an ATC with me while I am still in Oz, have emailed you my addy.
    Love your tea and tools paintings, think you are very hard on yourslef as I think they are delightful!! Annette #9

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  28. great sketches and watercolours you are very talented im tryi ng to master basic backgrounds but got to start somewhere loving your paint palette and tools very realistic ..you can never have to many of anything and i love pens pencils so know what you mean ..i did lol re comment above you can see a rabbit when you look at the tea pot !!! .. ...some folk have great imaginations lol have a great week Andrea x #26

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  29. Love the colors on the tea cup and pot. Brigita #79

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  30. Am loving your painting. Keep going.
    Thank you for visiting me - sorry I am so late. Hugs, Neet 25 x

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  31. Sorry I am so late visiting not sure where the week had gone so having a quick fly round the desks before we start again, thanks for sharing - Nicky 11

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