Do-Wa-Ditty Doodle Bookmarks – Watercolor & Sharpie

“Sometimes I think, the things we see
Are shadows of the things to be;
That what we plan, we build.”

–Phoebe Cary

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Do-Wa-Ditty Doodle Bookmarks – Watercolor & Sharpie

Saturday night, we attended a neighborhood dinner and my hubby had a couple (or three) margaritas.  I drank coffee.  Sunday morning I woke up with a headache.   (He didn’t, by the way.)  So… I was wanting something mindless to work on while waiting for the Aleve to kick in.   I had such a great time doing these!  I worked on them for hours!

Phoebe Cary (September 4, 1824 – July 31, 1871) was an American poet, and the younger sister of poet Alice Cary (1820–1871). The sisters co-published poems in 1849, and then each went on to publish volumes of her own. After their deaths in 1871, joint anthologies of the sisters’ unpublished poems were also compiled.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. just4crafters
    May 03, 2012 @ 11:52:50

    These look like so much fun! It’s just amazing to see what’s created on paper when you allow the mind to wander! Fantastic colors and designs!!! ~Sophia


  2. Pj Hornberger
    May 03, 2012 @ 08:59:02

    I can see how much fun these were. And to think they’re good for headaches/hangovers. lol I love all the detail you did. But I LOVE the name.


  3. Cindy D
    May 03, 2012 @ 07:52:22

    Lovely! Love the colors! Looks like tons of fun to do. (Though I am sorry about the headache. Doesn’t it just figure?) I think I like the one on the right best, with the fiber-y background. Did you do the shadows as you went, or all together at the end? I think I usually do them as I go, and then do more at the end. (You should come see my new wombat! I didn’t like my last post but I like this one!) 😀


    • Beth Parker
      May 03, 2012 @ 10:11:12

      Thanks, Cindy! I did the shadows as I went, then added the mesh looking stuff after the shadows. Sometimes watercolor dulls the ink, so I like to do it last. 🙂


  4. Bonnie
    May 03, 2012 @ 07:35:46

    WOW these are fantastic!!


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