We were lucky to have over 16 years of adventures with a tricolor Basenji we named Grizzly Girl. As we did with all our pets, they got multiple nicknames over their lives. Her favorite was Zippy. She was a huntress and had the sweetest nature, though, it was her way or the highway most of the time. A Basenji all the way!
Oh how we miss this very special girl! It took me over a year to even be able to begin this tribute page. As you can see, it's not done yet.
On the left page of the journal spread I'm going to celebrate both our beloved, departed Basenji's. Dudley was my boy. Grizz was a daddy's girl. You can see Dudley's tribute page here.
What better month for being a Foodie than January?
My purse jounaling supplies include a 3x5 Stillman and Birn Alpha Series journal, a business card sized palette offered by Expeditionary Art, Micron pens (black and sepia) and a Pentel waterbrush.
I will sketch our meal quickly then add color as we eat. It depends upon the rush of the restaurant as
to whether I finish a page before we leave. Lately, I've had to take a photo of our meals and finish color details at home.
The Center for Birds of Prey out of Charleston, SC put on a great talk for Spring Island. This is the first talk I've been to where the birds were allowed to be off the presenter's arm and on the ground or fly from perch to perch. I was thrilled! The Harris Hawk did need a bit of persuasion to get back into his cage, but all part of an amazing experience!
I worked in pen, adding watercolor later. Stillman and Birn Zeta journal.
Floral Designer / Author John Grady Burns conducted a workshop for Spring Island (my day job as their Director of Arts). This is a quick study of the demo piece he created. Micron pen, watercolor in Stillman & Birn Zeta journal.
And, have a happy, healthy 2016, filled with peace!
The wreath was made by my co-worker. He cut grapevine and wove it into a wreath base, then filled it with red cedar clippings that were loaded with berries. There are strands of palmetto leaves circling the wreath and some dried Thoroughwort sprinkled in.
I sketched this on my phone with my finger using the Paper by 53 app for the iPhone.