Happy Valentine’s Day


Don’t eat any chocolates that I wouldn’t!

(That means you can eat them all!)

Artwork: Quilled hearts glued to bleeding tissue color, Zebra pens PM-701 permanent marker, Signo broad white gel pen and Gelly roll pens on Hahnemühle Brittania watercolor paper.  

Have you entered the Life Imitates Doodles Weekly Wednesday giveaway for this week? If not, you can find it here.

Quilled Christmas Card


My mother made it clear that she was expecting something fancy in a handmade card this year. 

In the past, I’ve been on design teams and had lots of crafty products on hand, for 3D origami, and resin creations, but these day, I mostly have pens and watercolor.

I often admired the quilled artwork I’ve seen online.  It looked time-intensive (and is), but not too difficult so I ordered a kit.

If you’ve never heard of Quilling aka as Paper Filigree, it involves wrapping strips of paper into coils, and then pinching them into shapes.   I definitely need more practice in getting my coils an even size, but otherwise I don’t think I did too bad.

Background is Ecoline watercolor brush pen, Sakura copper gellyroll and Uniball white gel pen on Hahnemühle Expression Cold-press watercolor paper.