I use a lot of paper and because it’s so expensive I never throw any scraps away. As a result I have quite a boxful of odds and ends and bits and pieces, most too small to do anything substantial with. Here is a sampling of some of the drawings and paintings I’ve done using just a bit of that pile.

toadstool, tinted charcoal on scrap paper, about 5”x4”.

toadstool, tinted charcoal on scrap paper, about 5”x4”.

cow creamer, tinted charcoal on scrap paper, about 3”x4”.

cow creamer, tinted charcoal on scrap paper, about 3”x4”.

cocktails on the veranda, colored pencil on scrap paper, about 4”x6”.

cocktails on the veranda, colored pencil on scrap paper, about 4”x6”.

Monty on the job, watercolor and ink on scrap paper, about 5”x3.5”.

Monty on the job, watercolor and ink on scrap paper, about 5”x3.5”.

birthday, watercolor on primed paper, about 4”x5”.

birthday, watercolor on primed paper, about 4”x5”.

Pin cushion, watercolor on scrap paper, about 3”x4”.

Pin cushion, watercolor on scrap paper, about 3”x4”.

old timey toy, about 2.5”x3”, watercolor and ink on scrap paper.

old timey toy, about 2.5”x3”, watercolor and ink on scrap paper.

All the tiny scrap paper paintings! Watercolor and ink on paper.

All the tiny scrap paper paintings! Watercolor and ink on paper.

girl, colored pencil on scrap paper, about 3”x2.5”.

girl, colored pencil on scrap paper, about 3”x2.5”.

baby, colored pencil on scrap paper, about 3”x2.5”.

baby, colored pencil on scrap paper, about 3”x2.5”.

tiny succulent, watercolor and gouache on scrap paper, about 4”x3”.

tiny succulent, watercolor and gouache on scrap paper, about 4”x3”.

Chemex, watercolor and ink on scrap paper, about 3”x2.5”.

Chemex, watercolor and ink on scrap paper, about 3”x2.5”.

chippy, watercolor and ink on scrap paper, about 3”x2.5”.

chippy, watercolor and ink on scrap paper, about 3”x2.5”.

mid century modern, watercolor and ink on scrap paper, about 2.5”x4”.

mid century modern, watercolor and ink on scrap paper, about 2.5”x4”.

mid century modern comfort, watercolor and ink on scrap paper, about 2.5”x 3”.

mid century modern comfort, watercolor and ink on scrap paper, about 2.5”x 3”.

Eastern Phoebe, about 3”x2.5”, watercolor and ink on scrap paper.

Eastern Phoebe, about 3”x2.5”, watercolor and ink on scrap paper.

Old time coffee grinder, about 3”x2.5”, watercolor and ink on paper.

Old time coffee grinder, about 3”x2.5”, watercolor and ink on paper.