Sunday, May 19, 2019

Gravy in the Graveyard

Gilbert Groundhog grew up on a
 farm in Pennsylvania. A farm with a farmer 
and dogs who did not want him living there.


Thursday, May 16, 2019

Gravy in the Graveyard

Starting a new project. A children's picture book.
Inspired by a groundhog I saw running through 
Prospect Hill Cemetery in York PA.
Groundhogs are not welcome in cemeteries. They dig their burrows underground and undermine the monuments. They collect things that don't belong to them, things from above ground and below ground. But in the big scheme of things, groundhogs have a place in the world. As I watched the groundhog scurry through the graveyard, I thought she looks alot like Punxsutawney Phil. Maybe they were related. But Punxsutawney Phil is trademarked, so I could not write a book about him. But I could write a book about his family . . .

Monday, May 13, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

Friday, May 3, 2019

the PROVERBIAL art Journal - by Judy Grupp, available on Amazon.com


a page, the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
page from a sketchbook journal,
 ravens and more ravens drawn with ball point pens.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Mini Art Journal - Appreciate Life


The True Secret of HAPPINESS 
lies in taking a 
genuine interest 
in all the 
details of daily life.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Sunday, April 7, 2019

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page 69,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Pen and ink sketch, from my art journal.
I always wanted a sewing mannequin, never got one.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

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page 52, the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Vintage pen and ink sketch, from my art journal.
I drew many animal heads on people.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Mini Art Journal - Change the World


Because the people who are crazy 
enough to think they can 
change the world 
are the ones who do.

Monday, March 25, 2019

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page 24,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Pen and ink sketch from my art journal, random, 
just because I like drawing ears of corn.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Mini Art Journal - A very scary place


As his Grandmother used to say, 
"You don't want to go into your head alone, 
mon petit. It's a very scary place,"

Monday, March 18, 2019

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page 23,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Pen and ink drawing for the book:
"The Enchanted Life of Desmond", by Barbara Gorski.
Nothing cuter than a pair of otters!

Monday, March 11, 2019

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page 22,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Pen and ink drawing made for the book:
"The Enchanted Life of Desmond" by Barbara Gorski.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

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A page from  the PROVERBIAL art Journal
pen and ink art journal sketch, this one seems appropriate
 since I was looking for one with a smile.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

RED BIRD Collage




I was having an "Artist's Block". I thought collage - tearing up paper and glue - would be the therapy I needed to break through. I decided to try a negative space collage. I would cover the canvas with random pieces of paper, then paint the negative space around my subject. 

Tearing and pasting was very therapeutic  and by the end  I was feeling better and more creative. However I learned the hard way that the collage paper should have been all dark colors. As I was painting the negative  space around the tree limbs, I couldn't see my subject.

The only way to fix it was to collage my subject after I painted the negative space. So as it turns out, I simply have a Red  Bird collage.



Sunday, February 24, 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Mini Art Journal - Good Things


Delicious candies, 
Patterns that dance, 
restful white spaces, 
glistening teacups, 
the texture of moss, 
the color of sea animals.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

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page 91,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
A vintage pencil drawing of a fairy ring - surrounded by fairies.
Reminded me of one of my favorite nursery rhymes - 
surrounded by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

Monday, February 18, 2019

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page 90,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Pen and ink sketch - 2018.
Amazing how these floral layers give life to this drawing.

Monday, February 11, 2019

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page 88,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Ball point pen - black and orange.
This vintage fairy drawing goes well with this 
proverb that speaks volumes.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

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page 87,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Ball point pen drawing, black and orange.
Fun and whimsical fairy found in a vintage journal.

Monday, February 4, 2019

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page 86,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Pen and ink sketch from a vintage art journal.
Weaving with ribbons and string and beads.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Monday, January 28, 2019

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page 84,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Pen and ink sketch.
My art journals are always pre-treated with water color 
washes before I even decide what to draw on that page.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

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page 83,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Pen and ink sketch.
Does it matter whether you are thinking 
inside or outside of the box - as long as you are thinking?

Thursday, January 17, 2019

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page 81,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Pen and ink sketch.
The ant is a humbling creature - 
makes you want to get to work.

Monday, January 14, 2019

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page 80,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Pen and ink sketch - 2018.
"Wolf in Prayer"
Even I am impressed with this drawing.

Monday, January 7, 2019

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page 78,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Pen and ink - 2018.
This little man is sitting on the wall, 
just waiting for Humpty to fall.

Friday, January 4, 2019

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page 77,  the PROVERBIAL art Journal.
Pen and ink sketch.
Every artist draws Humpty Dumpty at least once.
I've drawn him many times.

Gravy in the Graveyard

Gilbert Groundhog grew up on a  farm in Pennsylvania. A farm with a farmer  and dogs who did not want him living there.