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Monica Loos

art / design / paper goods

selling art prints and paper goods based on paintings and designs made my monica in san francisco, california.

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little bits from my studio, my home, my life, and my brain

From the Sketch Book: Things

Monica Loos

A couple of pages from my sketchbook. The top one is "things in our bedroom" and the second is "things in the double parlor", which we call the TV Room. And unlike, Downton Abbey, in Casa de Loos, the double parlor does not lead to the drawing room...it is just a small room with a giant TV. Although...my studio is just a few steps away and I do draw in it, so...?

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things in our bedroom

things in the double parlor

things in the double parlor


365 Days in my Kitchen: 282 + 283 + 284

Monica Loos

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Island

Just managed a quick sketch of our kitchen island on the iPad before falling fast asleep.

 

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Mistletoe.

Yes! Mistletoe still hanging around. I have it hanging from a thin wire on a collage art piece made with paper from an oversized calendar.

 

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Arugula.

I have to call it rúgula, which is what it's called in Spanish. I hear my mom's voice in my head with her cute Colombian accent at the sight of it.

365 Days in my Kitchen: 281

Monica Loos

Three Tomatoes in a Bowl

Today's kitchen drawing is inspired by the *live* creativebug class I did today, along side my boys: bling contour drawing! In case you are unfamiliar with it, the main idea is that your pen/pencil never lifts off the paper and your eyes never look at your paper. You do not know what your drawing looks like until it's done. This, of course, was a simple and super quick pen drawing to which I added a little color via pastels.

I Made a Pencil Pouch

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My boy turned 10 years old yesterday and he has fun sketching and doodling and LOVES pencils and erasers - no idea where this comes from ;). I made him a zipper pencil pouch using inkjet printable canvas on which I had printed one of his drawings. The inside is lined with vinyl and has a camo zipper across the top. These materials where a little difficult to sew together, but I am super pleased with the results, and more importantly, so is the boy.

There are many tutorials for making these lined bags, but I went with this one by Melly Sews: found here.

Materials and supplies I used:

  • Inkjet printable canvas by Avery (purchased on Amazon)
  • Vinyl (from fabric store)
  • Scanned drawing
  • 24" zipper, which I shortened
  • Coordinating thread (orange to shorten zipper, green for top stiching on zipper, white, not shown for all other sewing)
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure

I cut my fabric to 11" x 6"

There are more zipper pouches in my future.

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