Wednesday, February 16, 2011

a peek inside my sketchbook- the simple

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If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.
- Eleonora Duse

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43 comments:

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

You've inspired me AGAIN today Alisa! Thank you for such a visual delight! Now off to get a grapefruit!

ariadne said...

I will have mine in a while!What great colours!AriadnefromGreece!

Christina Tryon said...

I love this, Alisa. Thank you so much for sharing-I will have to figure out how to integrate this idea into my Sketchbook delight sketchbook. Lovely colors!

Lori Wostl said...

Made my mouth water, for the grapefruit AND the paint. Beautiful.

Emily Joyce said...

Lovely! Definitely makes me wish for summer!

Kay said...

wow..such beautiful colors! I just got some grapefruit in the mail with a fruit basket sent to Hubby for his birthday..yum

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

Just love the colors!
Thank you for sharing your creativity :]

Bee Yourself Designs said...

I love how you take something so simple, and paint it into something beautiful!

Brooke S. Rochon said...

So, you've inspired me to start drawing now. I've decided to use my children's toys as "models" because I was at a loss for anything else. Doing well so far, but wondered, do you just jump right in there with the ink or do you sketch with a pencil first???

Laura said...

I love love love this post! That is one of the best quotes I've come across in a while and it makes me happy on so many levels. Thanks you sharing this little bit of inspiration and a peek at your work!

anna maria said...

I'm with Lori above, I'm now craving the grapefruit and the paint. Are those cute little pots of paint watercolor?

b_maria_why said...

LOVE your sketchbooks! :) i was wondering alisa, what kind of pens and markers do you prefer?

Tammy Gilley said...

What a lovely look at the evolution...so fun! Now, I would like a grapefruit and some paints, too, please.

se7en said...

Love it!!! Love the whole process!!! Wonderful!!!

Sherrie said...

Wow these are my favorite color right now :-} You are so inspiring!

Inna said...

That is such a beautiful quote. And I love your art too! The style and colors are wonderful.

Shelley said...

Second time stopping by your blog. WOW you are talented! Love seeing these photos. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing :)

Eveline said...

Absolutely beautiful and inspirational. It shows that you can get inspired even on the darkest greyest days.

Lindsay Jewell said...

Aah, pretty. And two of my wedding colors!

Kathy said...

Love this! It transports me back to being a girl, and my grandmother serving us grapefruit (and giving us more to take with us when we left) on fiestaware. She mixed up the fiestaware, using many colors together. I loved getting to choose whatever color of plate or bowl I wanted. Good memories! The quote is a beauty too.

maul513 said...

Grapefruit has never looked so yummy!! You Rock Girl xOxO

ladydazy said...

This post is beautiful!! Your watercolor is so beautiful!

Createology said...

Your sketchbook is a perfect capture of the colors of grapefruit and how delicious it is. Lots of fabulous inspiration thank you.

freebird said...

This is a wonderful peek into your sketchbook! Gorgeous color and design. It has such a happy feel to the work.

Anne said...

wow, wow, wow... your sketches never stop to amaze me!!! Love the quote a lot too. Thank you!

diana said...

Bravo!
You are truly an inspiration!
I remember vividly an assignment given during a college class: Basically everyone was moaning that they didn't have the time or money to go somewhere to shoot a beautiful photo for their portfolio...the instructor said, " go to your home and find that photo inside or within a 10 feet of your home.... Alisa! you have given me that lesson again! it's right in front of your eyes! Thank you!
-Diana

Judy Grupp Studio said...

Your colors are fabulous. What kind of paints do you use? I want them!

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Alisa it is truly amazing how you can take a simple piece of fruit in a bowl, and make it an artistic experience! Thank you for sharing your genius!

Michelle Cummings said...

you are amazing! I love your vibrant cheerful watercolor paintings! :)

Laura said...

First time here, just added myself to your followers list - beautiful sketchbook pgs. wow! You've inspired me to open up my new sketchbook and get busy :)

Cheers and looking forward to seeing more of your work!

Angela Friend said...

Wow! I just love the colors! Your sketchbook is amazing!
Thank You for the inspration!

Jan said...

Wonderful, Alisa. For some reason I've always loved to draw/paint cut citrus...no idea why.

Joan said...

Absolutely LOVE grapefruit! And that one looks very yummy. Beautiful sketchbook drawing as usual.
Have a great day.
P.S. I am currently taking your online Sketchbook Delight class. This is the very first class of yours that I have signed up for. You are more than AWESOME. I am thoroughly loving your class. You are an excellent teacher and extremely enjoyable to listen to and watch. I highly recommend your Blog Readers to sign up for one of your classes. My next one will be Color Your World. Many many Thanks, Alisa. (I'm not brave enough to show my work, just yet...the key word being Yet. ;)

☼Carolina ArtesanĂ­as☼ said...

nice!
I love your Blog
c@ from Chile

Lisa Daria said...

Nothing makes me happier than when someone lets me look inside their sketchbook! I love this post - and all your amazing photos AND I have the very same bowl - makes for some most beautiful and unusual color combinations - just as you demonstrated - !

Joannna Dee said...

This is lovely!

Anonymous said...

you and your ideas are so stinkin cute. I'm jealous.

Maile (My-lee) Ann said...

Thank you for sharing! Beautiful work. You are so talented. You are also an inspiration!

Michele said...

I love the colors in your paint palette. What kind are they? And you do such beautiful work on enjoying the everyday simple things. I really enjoy your blog. Thank you for the inspiration.

amber heagerty said...

I love this quote and just wanted to say thanks for sharing a part of you with us so we can have the courage to venture forth!
XXOO

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Amazing photos!Very well captured! Kudos!

O. said...

AMAZING! I am completely in love with your blog

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