I found my newest craftiness. Marieanne once showed me how to watercolor. After my frightful watercolor painting dried, I was pretty sure it wasn't meant for me. I'm sure sure of that.

Since I can't water color, I happily pull up gimp and "watercolor" using paint.

This little birdy had my doubts, but it turned out alright in the end. I love the "Winnie the Pooh" style shading - except this birdy was copied from The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Another Narnia inspiration - the lamppost. Despite it's severe leaning problems (due to drawing diagonally on the page), I thought it looked pretty cool. But not much like the original.

There's something relaxing about copying from other books - perhaps it gives your imagination a breather.

The girl to the left was my favorite. I took several attempts to create her. My first attempt had a Charlie Brown christmas tree, which left too much of her face.

Confession: I can't draw faces.

Most of my drawings have no faces. Or at least no nose. It's my one and only drawing tip I keep for myself - besides drawing with a fine point sharpy. I can't draw with pencil. Or marker. Or paint. Or anything. Not even computer.

What have you been working on?


  1. Oh, I LOVE it!!! The wreaths are darling...{I love anything relating to holly berries}. ;)


  2. I love them! How did you do them?? Btw LOVE the blog design:)

  3. You amaze me with all you do with gimp!!
    I've just started using gimp, and well...:) I haven't used it too too much, but I did manage one good picture after about seven thousand different tries;)

  4. You are very good artist....I am not exagerating when I say I can draw....although I am at the top of my homeschooling class in stick figure creations. ;)

  5. What have I been working on? Nothing as exciting as yours (unless you call Algebra exciting...)

    Well, actually, I'm enjoying Algebra at the moment. It's been difficult, it's been mind-boggling at times even, but I can truthfully say also, that it's being fun =) And that is no joke; just ask my family. They'll even tell you that...


    Bethany Joy

    P.S. Oh, I sent out your letter yesterday; hopefully, you'll be getting it soon.

  6. How cute ! you do a really good job. I love simple art.
    When I draw little faces I usually draw a tiny u shape, I don't like noses much.
    Rachel Hope

  7. What have I been working on? Nothing as amazing as this! Seriously, Bethany, you have talent. And even though you're reading this over my shoulder as I type it, it bears saying.

    I can't pick which one I like best...the wreath. The Christmas balls. The birdie. The leaning lamp of Pizza. All of them.

  8. Oh Flop! It's so beautiful!
    You're better than me now ;)
    I was not at my home for the week, and I just saw your blog design and I love it you're so talented! :)

    Miss you!

  9. Love it! My goodness, once again you prove that you are AmAzInG! :)

    How did you do that in gimp? You must show me...lol


    Thank you for your letter, yesterday!

  10. @ M&M - that is completely not true!! You're the person who inspired me to start sketching. ;)

    To all who asked, I simply drew out my sketches with a fine tip sharpy and scanned it on the computer. I put a gimp paintbrush slightly transparent and "painted" the sketches. :)

  11. oohhh, they're all so lovely! the narnia one is cool. you're talented.

  12. Simply adorable, Bethany! Simply adorable.


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