Friday, June 25, 2010

Playing with Sharpies


A great new package of "fashion color" Sharpies and I knew I must make time to try them in my journal. I just love a BRAND NEW Sharpie; loaded with ink and ready to roll. And the colors can't be beat.

I remember when I was five or six years old, playing at my grandmother's BIG desk. She always had a supply of Sharpies in the drawer...ONLY black, that's all there was back then. Grandma had a fabulous, flowing, gorgeous handwriting and she'd write letters with a black Sharpie (not the ultra-fine, mind you, but the traditional.) She might only fit ten or twelve lines on one sheet of paper; but what style!

Sharpie, you've come a long way. Thanks for the memories and the fun yet to come.


© Nancy Lefko

10 comments:

Liz-AnnasOnTheLake said...

This is such inspiring journalling, Nancy! I love the way you've used the pens and integrated images and paint. I think I might challenge myself to start a summer journal. Surely I can stick with it that long! Thanks for sharing yours!

Liz-Anna

Dyche Designs said...

What inspiration, you make me want to reach for the sharpies. :0)

Erin Butson said...

I have a huge crush on Sharpies too, but who doesn't? makes me wantto pullthem out + go to town!

Ginger*:) said...

These are stunning! Your work is overflowing with emotion and color.

slommler said...

Love your journal pages...those colors are awesome!! Where's my Sharpies??
Ha!
Hugs
SueAnn

Kim Mailhot said...

Reminds me of when I would get a brand new package of markers when I was a kid - fun stuff ! Are you drawing over watercolors ? I have had trouble with Sharpies on acrylics, even if they are very dry. Do you know if the new ones are the same formula !
Love your doodle play!

suepelletierlaughpaint said...

i love these pages! sharpies are the best i use oodles of them with kids i teach and if i ever write a note it is with a black reg. sharpie!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Sharpies are so freeing! I love how you have taken doodles to the next level. These were so much fun to look over, thanks for sharing!

whyte said...

Nancy, thanks for sharing, these came out great, you tease. I suppose I can spring for $12.99 at BJ's. I just have so much stuff!

Michelle Brunner said...

How fun! I just love sharpies also! What a wonderful journal idea:)