December 5, 2020

#dailycreating JULY 2020

 Well, already, it's time for another installment of #dailycreating. I am sharing with you some of the drawings that I did for this Facebook group hosted by Terry Runyan from the month of July. 

Apparently, looking through my sketchbook, July was not a great month for me to draw. The pickings were sort of slim when trying to decide which ones were actually good enough to show in public.

During July, I was still using a lot of Prismacolor Pencil in conjunction with my Copic Markers. I am not always pleased with the effect I get with this combination. It is often too grainy for my taste. I think part of the problem is that it is difficult to find paper that is good to use for both of these media. And I haven't yet hit upon the perfect combination paper. 

In the past few months, I have drifted away more and more from using Prismacolor Pencils in my work and use almost exclusively Copic Markers.

As in the past months of sharing with you my #dailycreating drawings, I will post the prompt, as well as any other pertinent information, above each of the drawings.

Sit back and bask in my slim pickings.

#invent a fish

(I named it a Blue Dotted Floozy Fish)

#thing on thing


#thing on thing
southern ground hornbill

marsh frog (rana ridibunda)

scarlet ibis


european tree frog

homing pigeon


#when in paris
#thing on thing
german spitz

#this day in history 

I have to admit that the week that we had a different color for each day as a prompt was a real treat for me. It opened up so many options for subjects to draw. 

Sometimes I just have a difficult time relating to a particular prompt. As hostess of the group, Terry posts a list of prompts for the upcoming week on Sundays. Then we have the option to either follow the prompt or do anything else, whatever moves us at the particular moment. 

I almost always follow the prompts, but as I said a few sentences ago, some of the prompts just do not like me, nor I them. That is when I drift off on my own and usually do something animal related. 
Back in July, I was still following the prompts, but recently that has not always been the case. 

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my little lapse away from papercrafting. Well, not really, I DRAW on PAPER, right? Here, I should mention that a lot of the artists in this group have entered readily and happily into the 21st century and do mostly digital work, usually using a program on their iPad called Procreate. I don't think I could handle the learning curve of this digitizing. So I remain old school. 

Please remember that these pieces are my personal artwork and not to be reproduced or borrowed in any way without my express consent. I am always willing to have a high quality Giclee print made for you. Just let me know!



  1. Linda, I tried to pick a favorite, but I couldn't, they are all wonderful! I included one of my watercolors in my current post and posted it at Barb's #ShowYourStyle, where I found your link to this post. I always love seeing what you're creating!

    1. Thank you so much, Jean! I will check out your watercolor.

  2. Linda, these are so beautiful. My 7 year old boy loves to draw and paint. I must show him these. I'm sure he will love them and be inspired by them. :)

    1. Thank you, Kimberly! I'm so happy your seven-year-old son loves to draw and paint!

  3. I happen to love your old school technique! And the fireflies are definitely my favorite. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen

  4. You are so talented, Linda! I love your #dailycreating drawings!