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:
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?