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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Vintage Blue

Vintage Blue, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This was for another Inspire Me Thursday challenge - to work with a monochromatic colour scheme.

Sunday, March 26, 2006


Monster, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday....sorry, I don't do scary.

Garden is a Friend

Garden is a Friend, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Another interpretation of doodles from the class...

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Elvis ATC Swap


Any one else out there have a THING for the KING?
I am hosting an ELVIS ATC swap - anything to do with ELVIS PRESLEY....

The swap will be 9 for 9, originals only.
Canadian swappers, please send $1 cash to cover postage - US swappers are welcome, but please send $2 cash to cover the postage...

Sign up deadline is Saturday, April 1st.
ATC's must be in my hands by May 1st.

Please e-mail me privately to sign up!


Meet Me At The Garden Gate

meet me at the garden gate, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

In response to Funky Art Queen's Challenge (Link Below) - which was to create with gel pens on dark paper. When I looked at this paper, it reminded me of a starry night. I thought I would draw a garden gate, using a combination of some of the designs I created for my new More Delightful Doodles class. Using gel pens and black paper give the designs a completely different look from the original designs on white paper. I hope you like it!

Monday, March 20, 2006

Inspire Me Thursday -

The challenge this week was to try to do something in a bigger format than we are usually use to. I am use to working on ATC's, and until now, my art journals have not been bigger than 5x8. This is a page in a new journal that I have started, which is 8 1/2 x 11.
I am trying to do more pages in a diary type format, because I love to look back on these pages months and years later.

Weight Loss

Weight Loss, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For a friend's weight loss deco....

Thank you

Thank you, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

A thank you card that I did, featuring some of the retro designs from my new class....

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Springtime in Alberta

springtime in alberta, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

This is the reason that I have been having such an artful weekend! All of this snow fell here in Edmonton between 11:00 pm on Friday night and this morning.
And yes, that is my picnic table where I like to sketch in the summer time. Guess that won't be happening for a while!

Saturday, March 18, 2006


Masterpiece, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday - "FEET"

No, I do not have a tattoo - but I felt like this poor foot needed SOMETHING!

Friday, March 17, 2006

Irish Blessing

Irish Blessing, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone!

My Son's Journal Page

Malcolm's Journal Page, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

A page in my son's journal...he loves dragons, so I copied this from a children's art book. I love how he is tearing his way out of the page!

Happy Spring!

happy spring, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

The Pointy Hat Art Posse is going to start making cards to give out to some of the seniors at the Care Centre where we have our meetings. Even though it is not Spring yet, I thought this would be a nice card to start with, and I will not be handing it in until the end of the month. The yellow paper is coloured with chalk, but the rest is marker.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

MORE Delightful Doodles!

Scan, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

Well, I have a new class to introduce!
It is called MORE Delightful Doodles, and I apologize for it taking so long to hit my blog. However, I felt like the sequel had to have at least as much information as the first class, if not more. The end result is that this class has 26 pages of notes, containing 124 designs. There are vintage designs, retro designs, animals, florals, frames, backgrounds, borders, and much more! Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions, at nicolette.anderson@shaw.ca


tattoo, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday - not that I would ever get one!

Sunday, March 05, 2006


insect, originally uploaded by sapphire252.

For Illustration Friday, a cute little bumble bee.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

My Daughter has her own blog!

It is called lulasblog, and can be located via the link below....
If you like faeries, you should check it out....

It is listed under my profile, but it is her work, and her entries...