Monday, January 30, 2012

Script Liner Joy

While taking the Strathmore Traci Bautista workshop I discovered the joy of using the script liner brush.  There is something so therapeutic about doodling with india ink and that long, skinny brush.  After I painted around on what started out as a crazy, doodle-y, palette cleaning page.  I used the india ink to just doodle with some of the designs that I keep in my little notebook in my purse.  Whenever I am sitting near someone with an interesting pattern on their dress or see something that might translate into a good doodle later, I draw it in my little notebook for later...nothing fancy...just a little spiral bound, lined notebook and a ball point pen.  If you pay attention, there is great inspiration all around you.
Later, my daughter and I packed up our journals and headed to the local bookstore for some of their killer Mayan hot chocolate and some journal time.  It's one of our favorite things to do.  I brought along my Neocolor II's and some pens to finish it up.  I even let my daughter play with my treasured Neocolor II's.  I must really love that girl!  Only now she is as smitten with my crayons as I am and thinks that she needs her own set.  I'm raising a smart girl, I tell you!


  1. THis is such a beautiful doodle page Jolene. I love it!
    Hugs and blessings

  2. I do love your doodles, I found my script liner and will be using it again soon.

  3. Alexis is blessed to have such a talented and special mom! (Jake too)

  4. I like these delicate pages a lot, and the colors work great together!