Sunday, January 19, 2020

New Stuff

All that goat's milk soap I am making for a spring giveaway deserves a card to go with it. I found this goat stamp online and thought it would be perfect. Look at all those cute little goats I get to play with.

 I know, I know...I just showed off my new gouache set but when I saw this itty bitty set of an unusual watercolor/gouache hybrid I had to have it too.....

 ....and a new coloring book to go with it. This one is huge and it has lots of really, really nice designs on perforated paper that I can pop out and print. I love it.

 I was feeling guilty about my coloring book adventure. It seemed like a cop out for someone with an art degree so I forced myself into doing something original too. I bought a really nice compass and have been drawing mandalas.

They are fun to paint too but I have to admit that I really hate to draw anymore. I just like to paint.


  1. Aww, the little frolicking goats are really cute. I have no artistic ability at all so those mandalas amaze me. The painting is so pretty too. I can never put colors together. I just don't have an eye for colors. I get in a rut, even with my knitting and crochet and use the same yarn all of the time.
    You are amazing!

  2. Great supplies, that stamp is really cute! Even if I bought a compass I wouldn't be able to draw a mandala:)

  3. Your Mandala is beautiful! Would love to stitch it. Liana

  4. So no guilt! Do what you love! Cute little goats for the card and they will be fun to do a little painting on, too!

  5. Those goats are just adorable and I am sure you will make them even more adorable on the cards. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. That mandala is just awesome!

  6. Remember the spirograph sets when we were kids?

  7. Goats! Adorable!
    i cannot imagine having the patience to draw a mandala - that is really lovely!

  8. Nothing wrong with that. I think 2020 should be the year of DO WHAT YOU LOVE!!!

  9. Goodness! Those goats are adorable. I hope you'll share photos of what you make. Your mandala is fantastic too!