I buy my digital images!

I need to start by say that I always buy my digital images. I see digis by the thousands on Pinterest that are being “shared” when they were meant to be sold by the artist. That is theft! The same thing goes with my digital books, I do not use those “free books” sites; I buy my digital books.

I’m not trying to sound like an almighty do-gooder!

I don’t think it is fair or right to take an artist’s work and spread it around the Internet, free for all who have no conscience. Okay, that said, I sometimes find an image that has no artist’s name attached, no company name, no publisher’s name, no copyright, nothing at all to identify it. In such a case, I believe it is a free-for-all image and I have no qualms about using it.

The following gray scale  images, which I coloured with my Copic markers, are two that I came across on the Internet. If anyone knows the name of the artist or has any information as to their origin, I would be most appreciative if you could pass it on to me. I will take them down, immediately, if need be.

Thanks, for dropping by, please stop in again, soon!

Benny Blue

Meet Benny Blue!

A few weeks ago I discovered artist, Christine Karron. Her images are, in a word, incredible! She has created a little character called Benny Blue. He’s a little blue bunny with the most comical expression, who always seems to get himself into funny situations, as you will see in her Benny Blue colouring book. I bought the book and I am now totally, and inextricably in love with Benny Blue. Visit Christine’s site to see Benny Blue and her other beautiful images.

Christine Karron–Love, Love, Love!

I’m always looking for new digi artists…

I’ve been colouring digis for years and, to be honest, I’m pretty tired of the standard digis…you know, the cute little girls and adorable puppies. Well, recently, I discovered Christine Karron. Her digital images are beyond superb! Here are a few that I coloured last week and made into cards. I love, love, love Christine Karron’s work! (By the way, I coloured these with my Copic markers).


Aren’t these amazing digis! I had such a great time colouring them. They are so sophisticated and full of details. Try them out, for yourself. Visit Christine Karron!

Colouring a glass bottle…still trying!

I remember when I first started colouring, I really didn’t think much about all the different aspects of an image–things like shading, shadows, depth and texture. These days, I’m focused on learning all the cool techniques to bring my work to life. The image to the left is a free digital stamp called “Cheese and Wine.” It’s available at Digistamps4joy to use in this month’s challenge. By the way, I work primarily with Copic markers, but I also use Prismacolor pencils, gel pens and, on occasion, water colours and pastels.

I hadn’t coloured glass before I tried it on this image. It’s a long way from where I want it to be, but I’ll keep working at it until I get it just right.

Why not head on over to Digistamps4joy, download the free digi and enter the challenge? It’s fun, it’s free and, you might win a prize.

Thinking of You Card

My granddaughter, Ashleigh, lives halfway across the country from me. She has a busy life with her full-time job and her university studies and I couldn’t be more proud of her.

Here’s a card that I made for her just to let her know that I’m thinking of her. Make one for someone you know!

Just as a note, I’ve begun to make my cards clean and simple. Just colouring with my Copic markers and a bit of sparkle glue…no flowers, bows and ribbons! I even create the borders around the image on my computer using my Silhouette Studio software (any software would do). So, much less cutting, measuring and gluing. I like it!