The Crazy Suburban Mom: My Filofax is getting the brunt of my creativity at the moment...

Hobonichi Cousin Planner in my Filofax

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

My Filofax is getting the brunt of my creativity at the moment...

I did a video this morning (I'll put it above this post) but I wanted to do still shots and close ups of the art I talked about in the video.   This post could stand alone as a fun, picture heavy post but it would be most useful in conjunction with the video.

These are the two brands of water color pencils I use before I wet them...

BeFunky Fill Light on iPhone

And this is after.

BeFunky Crop on iPhone

The top ones are Staedtler and the bottom ones, Faber Castell.   Both are excellent and pigmentation varies more between colors then between brands.


The brush pen I use exclusively is from JetPens, it comes in several sizes and configurations.

BeFunky Orton on iPhone

I've started to use bottom tabs, it's easier with an A5!

BeFunky Orton on iPhone

Here are some of the little water colors I do on the month on two page Ordning and Reda inserts.

BeFunky Crop on iPhone

I have posted these to Instagram and Facebook but I know everyone doesn't follow me everywhere.

BeFunky Orton on iPhone

Trying my hand at cute illustrations...

BeFunky Orton on iPhone

And marking off what I do, an eye exam this day.

BeFunky Cooling on iPhone

And a physical another...

BeFunky Orton on iPhone

I'm splitting the week on two page days to do menu planning.  I know most people have a whole separate section but it's easier for me to have less sections.


I've also done some straight art....

#project365 day 10 - winter scene for the #qimmis February month on two page insert. I used watercolor pencils but I think this paper would be more suited to regular pencil drawing or very light watercolor washes. It takes pen really well but the 'tooth'

And tried the Qimmis inserts...

BeFunky Orton on iPhone

The paper is lovely and would be excellent for pen drawings with a light wash of color.   It doesn't have enough tooth for straight watercolor.   It would be great for people who decorate in general, the design is white and very clean.   Lots of room for stamping and tapes!

I know this post is a bit different then most, but I'm trying to work on my artwork a bit more this year and my Filofax is getting the brunt of it!


Deborah- Jane 2/19/14, 3:25 PM  

Your artwork is amazing

Deborah- Jane 2/19/14, 3:25 PM  

Your artwork is amazing

itsbyemi 2/20/14, 6:26 AM  

This is heartwarming and just gorgeus, Tracy! I'm so impressed. Such a good ideas also!/Love Emi

itsbyemi 2/20/14, 6:33 AM  

This is heartwarming and just gorgeus, Tracy! I'm so impressed. Such a good ideas also!/Love Emi

Tracy Reinhardt 2/20/14, 7:18 AM  

Deborah-Jane, Thank you so much! I'm considering all we talked about on facebook :)

Tracy Reinhardt 2/20/14, 7:18 AM  

emi - None of this would be possible without you :) If I hadn't gotten the OR planner with these inserts I couldn't be doing it! Can't thank you enough, really!

Egon the Sloth 2/22/14, 5:51 AM  

Once more I wish I could paint! This is absolutely wonderful!

Claudia Volkman 2/22/14, 6:22 AM  

Tracy, I love your artwork! It looks amazing in a Filofax. Very, very inspiring - keep it up!

Susanne N 2/28/14, 5:17 PM  

It is so beautiful. I enjoy looking at all these little works of art.

Suzanne O'Mullan 9/29/14, 1:46 AM  

Could you let me know how you do the inserts (I'm assuming you use DIY Fish- do you print on watercolor paper? You are an amazing artist!

Tracy Reinhardt 9/29/14, 11:48 AM  

@Suzanne The diyfish inserts haven't been hard to print for me - the directions come with them and there are people who will print for a fee - are you a memeber of her facebook group ? a lot of great information, tons of pictures and she will answer questions people have.... these pages were a variety of inserts that I purchased.... I've only been using the diyfish inserts for a few months
I'm on the facebook group and use instagram a lot for the art picture I'm on instagram at crazysuburbanmom...are you there too?

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