Monday, March 25, 2013

My "Copic" Markers

These past few weeks, I have gone a different direction.  While I do love to sew, especially my "ladies", I really love to draw.  Perhaps that is what makes the ladies so enduring.  I have to draw them first and then try to get them to look like themselves.  Lately, I have been hearing more and more about Copic markers.  I remembered that I did use them a few years back when I made and designed our Christmas cards for that year, but what I remembered was that they were really expensive.  Since I had a lull in my normal sewing activities, I decided to investigate.  (After all, I'm not getting any younger and I DO like to play!!!)  

I took a trip to Michaels, picked up a few Copics, along with some Bristol heavy art paper and went to town.  I thought cards might be nice.  What I didn't realize is that since the Copic markers are alcohol based, they bleed through the back of the card stock.  Change of plans.......mount the finished drawings on colored card stock or frame them!  AND........get bigger envelopes!  lol

I thought you might like to see some early endeavors.  Remember that you can click on any of them to see it bigger:

Happy Birthday

Puppy Love

Cupcake Mouse

Birthday Love

Dress Up

Lots of Love

Shhhhhh

Bunny Girl

BUT.......the best one was this last one!  I made and sent this to my dear friend, Annie in California, who has several issues to deal with at the moment.  I thought that since she is such a "lady" that she might need a small card of some type to whip out of her pocket and flash at specific moments as needed.  If you remember, she was the one who sent me that awesome envelope from my last post.  Besides, I knew she would laugh every time she looked at it:


I had no idea it would become such a hit!  Since sending this to Annie, I have duplicated this little "Beep Girl" twice already in a 5x7" size for frames and have given them as gifts.  Now, I'm thinking she might be a little business in herself!  The recipients couldn't stop laughing!  Stay tuned.......you might see her lots!  In fact, if you are interested in obtaining your own little "Beep Girl", let me know.  I've already started drawing and coloring with my Copics like a mad woman!!  Soooo fun!  Are you laughing too?  I bet, huh?

44 comments:

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Ellyn said...

I adore your drawings! You could make prints of all of them & they would sell like hotcakes!

Amy Friend said...

Looks like you are having lots of fun with these. They would make great illustrations for a children's book.

Sara said...

Haha bad girl! The Beep girl??!! lol

bohemiannie! art said...

Yes I AM laughing. Had to come over from Flickr to see what she was all about!

Rettabug said...

Holy Moses, Carol...you TRULY are an artist! I can see an entire book illustrated with your girls.
Yes, you could start a card business, too.
I wish I had 1/10 of your creative talents and I ♥♥♥ "Beep Girl". Just sassy enough without being too crude.

Have you seen the latest craze in "F*ck Cancer" quilts? Google it.

Talk to you soon. We're getting dumped on today...3-6" snow. I'll be inside all day.
Hugs,
Rett

Carol said...

Totally adorable. You need to go into business for yourself:)

charlotte said...

Carol, your talent is amazing. Your beep girl is hilarious. You should definitely illustrate a book or sell greeting cards. To good to not share.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! A "Beep" girl in the quilting world. It seems so hilariously out of character or is it in character? Nevertheless, something that many find offensive has been relegated to utterly cute status. Should I or should I not show this to my 14 year-old? All of the drawings are awesome!!
Brenda
Texas

patchouli moon studio said...

Annie will love that card, lol! I like that the finger is huge too, which adds more to the fun of it. You are so talented with your drawings as well as your quilts.

Annie said...

When you told me you were making a "special drawing" for me that I could carry with me and pull out when needed, never in my wildest dreams did I think of anything close to this sweet adorable little creature with her obscene gesture! hahaha She brings out a chuckle from me every day! And she was so sweetly camoflauged in that FUN envelope! Awesome mail day for me! I love all those drawings, but beep girl really is the best for me! THANK YOU!

Teresa said...

I love, love, love your drawings! You are so blessed with that artistic talent.

Sheila said...

You are so talented , these are adorable !

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Jo said...


Wow I love these cuties, and Amy is right they would make wonderful illustrations for children's books

Amanda K said...

I so want a Beep girl! You rock.
AmandaK@whatthebobbin

Christine M said...

I love your drawings and had a little chuckle with the last one!

Sewconsult said...

You certainly are talented! I think you could make a fortune in either producing your own line of designs or selling them to a card company. I would buy from you!
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Dianne said...

Well apparently your talent knows no bounds! All of the pictures you have done are wonderful, including the fickle finger of fate salute. You could sell these images as cards or any number of gift items. Another career perhaps??
I can also see these done as small quilts in your inimitable style!!

Ana Maria said...

Hi Carol. You are an amazing and wonderful Lady.
Here in Portugal we have a severe crise, huge unemployment, and so on. People go to the streets with cards and sayings against government.... That Beep Girl would be the best of all!
Congratulations!

Lesley said...

I adore all your art work, but the Beep Girl was just the best! Too cute, and I'm sure very much appreciated by your friend. Wonderful!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Your drawings are adorable but that last one ... priceless xx

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

Oh Carol
Your drawings are wonderful. Your beep girl did make me smile (and do a double take) - I am looking forward to your sewing girl, particularly with her 'thinking tongue' sticking out

Elaine said...

oh my! these are just so stinkin adorable! the beep girl is hilarious... i may have to place an order! xoxo

Beezus said...

You are a trip! I guess I'm not much of a lady because I wouldn't necessarily need a card to whip out whenever the occasion should arise. lol

Wendy said...

these are amazing, your talent blows me away. Love the mouse one! Have you considered selling applique/embroidery patterns? I think you've got a unique style and people would snap them up.

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Anja said...

You are soooo talented! Your drawings look wonderful and funny! I like all of them, especially the look of the cupcake-mouse´s face!!! Makes me really smile!

Atthelake said...

Your drawings are wonderful!! Wow! Absolutely love them! I am new to your blog, Hello from Canada! Do you have patterns of your girls for quilts?

Vickie B. said...

I love all your work. I follow about 30 blogs and yours is my favorite. I was wondering if you would make a caricature drawing of my grandson with your new pens, like your quilted ladies. If you are open to the idea please email me so that I can send you a picture and you could let me know a price. Thank you for considering my request and thank you for sharing your talents.

carol said...

Vicki B.......you have a no-reply address so I could not contact you. Please e-mail me with an address I can respond to.

Jen said...

OMG, I thought that Annie was going to be Susie's Annie telling cancer to Eff off!!

Seriously, we need cards like that!!!!

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BJ in TX said...

I want to give the last one to my boss....seriously.

(She is a funny witty woman and would love it!)

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Vickie B. said...

Carol,

My email address is vbonnell77@gmail.com. Thank you!

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Lori said...

I have been chuckling all week about your BEEP girl! Seriously hilarious.....

Bonnie B said...

Love your talent and your work!

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

LOL...Bleep Girl is a riot...but I'm sure it won't surprise you...my heart is in LOVE with that CUTE CUPCAKE MOUSE!!!! WANT!NEED! Tell me pretty please...how can I get one?

DACHA ARTESANA said...

you have a really fun blog, I'll take to my blog to see your posts.