The Creative Life
I'm Rachel Fontenot Crawford, an artist, poet and surface designer who is passionate about color and pattern, poetry, the great outdoors and art history. I also love to crochet and knit, scrapbook and make handmade cards. All of which you will find on this blog! My artwork and patterns are happy, peaceful and full of color as are all the things my happy hands find to create. I'm a native of the colorful and eclectic city of New Orleans where I currently live with my wonderful hubby of 20+ years marriage. Welcome!
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Category Archives: Drawing
So, this is what I’m into right now at this very moment in time… White Out Poetry. Totally inspired by Lynn Whipple, creative adventurer extraordinaire and teacher of WordPlay Painting. Take this workshop… it will expand your world! I want to dash … Continue reading
Sanibel Island, Florida… Part 3 The beach, a sketchbook and pen in hand… bliss! These are some of the doodles I did in-between sea shell collecting on Sanibel Island. This first one was done with some natural charcoal I found … Continue reading
I’ve been playing with simple patterns using a new set of watercolors and some water based markers (the kind kid’s use!). It’s so good to just “play”. To just doodle around with art supplies and see what happens. When I do this, … Continue reading