Space Age Bachelor Pad or…Art Journal Page

This is what happens when you sit in your mid century style (or in normal words: 50s influenced living room) listening to Esquivel while sketching in your Art Journal


I played with my Derwent Inktense Blocks  to try some things with them and I used all colors in my 24 set…can you tell? LOL


No other substances were involved…promised 😉

Have an amazing day 🙂



  1. Oh, I got a little sidetracked!! I forgot to mention that I love your art and I love the inktense sticks; just saving up to get me the 24 colors and play!

  2. Ha, I kept waiting to see you making your project, and waited, and waited, then It dawned on me that you were writing about Esquivel’s music, and had posted the music by itself. I am very familiar with that song too, just as Carmen (Cuchy) remembers. Those songs, written by Manzanero, were my favorite. I was a teenager and a romantic so it brought back very nice memories of my life living in Mexico in the 60’s.

    Hugs, Carmen Alicia Lucero (Licha)

  3. Lovely art work! The colours are so vibrant.

  4. Gerd Andersson says:

    Fabulous! While I’m not recognicing the music, I can relate to the pattern as it reminds me of my very first self-made dress.

  5. Vavavooom! This is awesome – everywhere I look I see something new. Very cool, Nat!

  6. Beautifully colourfully wonderful!

  7. Natalie: This may be one of my most fav. pages! it is absolutely awesome. The colors and shapes are incredible. I can see each and every one as an entire page. It could be stared at for ages and ages. Speaking of The Bachelor….tonight is the night I think!!!! Can’t wait…. hee hee

  8. M. Carmen - Cuchy says:

    WOW this is one of your most colourful artwork. I love how it turned out. Beautiful.
    By the way. you know the original “Esta tarde vi llover” song is from mexican Armando Manzanero. It is a beautiful bolero. Nothing to do with this funny version 🙂 which I also like and had never listen to. (He is the same artist as in CJS teaser video, right?)

    • Hi Cuchy- yes – is the same artist as from the CJS teaser video. I need to record the album for you- I think you will like it and probably you can tell me a lot about the original references.

  9. Love it, Nat! You always inspire!

  10. Sue Clarke says:

    Never heard that song…the art journal page goes with it perfectly some how. Looks like you had a great time with the bright colors!

  11. : ) I love the fifties style. I’d never heard this music. I just saw “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” again and it reminds me of some of the music in that. It does not look like you used all the colors, which is quite amazing! I like the page a lot.

  12. Wow- so cool!

  13. Wow! I love it, so bright and dynamic! And since I was the lucky winner of Derwent Intense Blocks thanks to you, I’m going to try this today. Thanks for the inspiration.

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