Tuesday, June 22, 2010

J.C.Creations Cards by Joan

I've been into drawing so much lately, that now I'm into card making. I love pretty cards and stationery. There is such a big market for scrapbooking, and the supplies are so abundant. I have 3 crafts store in my area, and I'm now hooked on the colorful stickers, papers etc. I don't actually do the scrapbooking, but rather do the card making instead. Here is a sample:

Colorful Mandalas

In the past month I have developed a new passion in drawing. I started drawing colorful Mandalas. Mandalas are a Hindu or Buddhist graphic symbol of the universe. A graphic circle with a symbolic pattern divided into sections, often bearing a multiple projection of an image. I use many colors and a repeat design to create the overall pattern. See sample:

Putting Pen to Paper

Putting pen to paper is one way of saying pen & ink drawing. For the past 25 years it has been a passion of mine. Many times over the years, whenever my hubby and I went on vacation, I made sure I packed black markers and a drawing pad.

When on vacation, if I saw an interesting scene, I would find a nice spot to sit and draw. Whenever I drew outdoors, somtimes I would attract a small crowd of people watching me. This sometimes made me nervous, but it did not deter me from my work.

I always used Sharpie ultra-fine black permanent markers and a watercolor drawing pad. I get my best results with these. Here is an example of one of my drawings that was not drawn on vacation, but drawn in my parents backyard.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Welcome To My Blog!

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my blog. I enjoy being creative, and I make many things. I enjoy sewing, crocheting, crafting, card making, and pen & ink drawing.

Here I will share my creative work for all to enjoy. Feel free to browse, and leave comments.

Thank You, Joan.