Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Continuing my "Small Things" moleskine ~ colored pencil & ink drawings

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It just keeps on raining & raining in Holland - *sigh*, not many sunny days these past few months.

So I've been staying indoors, drawing (I do draw everyday, regardless of the weather), painting, finishing things (so many 'unfinished' projects), cleaning things (the studio). And most importantly, I'm continuing things - such as one of my folded moleskines that I titled "Small Things". It's filling up with drawings of 'small things' on my desk.

Candy seems to be one of my favorite models to draw or paint ...uh-oh! lol

drawings copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved
Small Things - Candy ~ Sept. 2011
pen & ink with reg. colored pencils in Japanese folded moleskine


Snail shells and sea shells are another favorite subject of mine. I've collected  a lot of snail shells recently, given all the rain we've had.

drawings copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong. all rights reserved.
Small Things - Shells ~ Sept. 2011
pen & ink with reg. colored pencils in Japanese folded moleskine

I have yet to figure out  a good way to take a pic of the whole book when it's opened (I need some ideas) ... difficult! Here it is closed...

photo copyright J. Nijholt-Strong
Japanese Folded Moleskine
"Small Things # 1"
moleskine size: 5.5"h x 3.5"w

I started this particular folded molekine back in 2010; here are links to the other drawings in this little book :


 
Tot ziens.
or 'tot' a sunny day!!
Judy
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4 comments:

Paintings and Wanderings said...

So cool. I am enjoying reading about your moleskine sketchbook. Good ideas.

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

Hi Kristen!
Thanks :)

Threadspider said...

I very much like the idea of having a sketchbook dedicated to a theme, like your "small things" Moleskine. I think I have an accordion fold Moley upstairs that I was given last Christmas. Perhaps we could come up with an idea for a 2012 theme?

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

Judith,
You mean a sort of "challenge" (well maybe not a challenge, but you know...) between us? I don't have any ideas for a theme .... yet. We probably should sort this out via emails ;):D

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