Just Flowers

Today’s drawing, Just Flowers, is based off of the Zentangle pattern Dyon.  However, if you have been drawing flowers this way since your were a teenagers, are you really following a pattern?

You can never have too many colors in your life.  So, for many years when I drew these types of flowers in many different colors.  I only considered them a doddles or decorations, never art.  I never added shadows.  But, today I added shadows.

Just Flowers were done on a Studio Series Artist tile with Faber Castell pens and pencils, and a blender.



Rice Krispy Train

Today’s project was to make a Rice Krispy Train. Someone in the household needed a snack for work, so I came up with this idea.

Step One: Buy a Nordic Ware Train pan and wait for Amazon to deliver said pan.

Step Two:  Buy the Rice Krispy, Marshmallows, M&Ms, chocolate, spray icing.

Step Threes:  Unpack the box from Amazon and say “So, pretty!  Yay!”  Wash the pan.

Step Four:  Wait until Wednesday, so the “someone” can bring it to work on Thursday.

Step Five:  Make the Rice Krispy Treat mixture and spray the pan with pam.  Stuff the Rice Krispy treat mixture into the pan.

Step Six:  Make more Rice Krispy Treat mixture, because the first batch did not fill up the pan.

Step Seven:  Fill the pan with mixture and use the left over to make ground.

Step Eight:  Go to Walmart to buy more decorations because now you have ground.

Step Nine: Buy green candy melt and licorice.

Step Ten:  Cut licorice, melt green candy melt, pour over ground, and spread out.  Wait, ground is not smooth.  Make little slashes in candy melt to make it look like grass.  Put licorice on candy melt so it looks like railroad tracks.  That candy melt dried quickly.

Step Eleven:  Microwave first batch of chocolate (dark chocolate) and spoon over Rice Krispy Train cars.  That chocolate is drying fast.  This is as much fun and pouring paint over canvases.

Step Twelve:  Microwave second batch of chocolate (milk chocolate) and spoon over Rice Krispy Train cars.  This chocolate is not drying.  Time to wait to see if chocolate dries.

Step Thirteen:  Put wheels on train.  (The M&M that were sprayed with Silver Icing – oh, that was done around step five.)  The milk chocolate cars have not dried – put wheels on those trains cars first.

Step Fourteen: Put remaining decoration on dried train cars, and place on train track.

Step Fifteen:  Talk to the cable repairman, wait while his fixes the cable.

Step Sixteen:  Yay!  The other cars are dry.  Place on train track.

Step Seventeen:  Take pictures.


The Rice Krispy recipe is on the back of boxes of Rice Krispy and the Marshmallows bags.

The melting instructions for the candy melt and chocolate are on the back of the bag/container.

Not the best train in the world. If you want to see a nice train, click here.

Red Round About

I am trying to add depth, with the use of shading, to some on my drawing.  Looks like a need more practice.  I always need more practice.

Red Round About was done on a 3.5″ Studio Series Artist tile using Faber Castell Pitt Pens and Prismacolor pencils.