Artist Trading Cards

Trading Cards

A few months ago Gardenia sent out an invitation for us to make artist trading cards.

I’ve never done this before but I love crafts :).

I accepted the invitation and today I gathered my glue, paper, sharpies, shears, scrap book paper and went over.

Of course we had wine to get the creativity thinking going. Here’s what we ended up with:


Have you ever made any? Send me a few photos: jerlynthomas[at] I’d love to see!

Food on my desk illustrations

Sharpies and Markers

You must have heard about the hurricane on the east coast: Hurricane Irene.

I’m writing this post in the middle of it and nothing crazy is happening so far but I spent all day cleaning my apartment and sorting my art supplies. I got inspired and decided to draw food that I have had on my desk.

Some of my Sharpies

My Touch Colors, micropens and Prismacolors

Grilled Veggies

Balsamic Chicken & Avocado Sandwich

Jerk Chicken

I kind of like this project. I know there’s no particular style right now but I’d love to continue drawing them.

Anyway, I hope that I’ll be posting after Irene. I’ve been through many hurricanes but all in the Caribbean. Quite curious to see what happens in NYC.

Blue Period


Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso known as Pablo Ruiz Picasso (haha I love how long his name was) had a blue period. I’m not quite going through one. It’s just that I didn’t want to waste paint. Last month I used the extra paint mixed for this following painting (which I need to revisit) to paint 3 canvases:

So I started these two paintings (14″ x 18″) after going to Pearl Paint over the weekend:

I’m not quite done because I really, really love texture and I intend to add some :D.

I have one more canvas ( 18″ x 24″ )where I’m going to paint this sketch:

I’ll keep you posted on the textures :).

Micropen inkings


I’ve been drawing these while on the train for a few weeks now. I decided to experiment with a new style. I like them because I have fun adding the swirls. I use a 0.7 sakura127 and ink with pens from Pigma.

Photos taken with the Droid 2. I might scan some on a later date.

Illustration completed — sort of

As Auguste Rodin said, “What about Cathedrals — Are they ever finished?”
This is what became of the illustration:

Before and After

Certainly more could be done but I think that’s enough for the day.

Painted with Sketchbook pro.