Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My violets

Yes, I've been doing many art projects, but had to settle down and prove to myself that I could do some sketching. One of my African Violet plants was the key subject. I have a journal in which I've chosen to just use a sepia pen. I was surprised (and disappointed) at how long it has been since I added a sketch to this journal. Even longer since it seems that I put the date as 2012!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

New direction

I've gone in a new direction. Not sure how long this interest will last, but I'm enjoying "the now". I'm using acrylic and puff paint. OK, not the medium of the great masters, but it works for me.

The blue piece is 10x10. I painted the board four times, drew a grid, used a template for the circles and then added the dots. 
The other piece, which is beige (14x14), required taping and drawing the cross and the square on point. I did end up needing a compass for the larger circles. I am learning so much. I really don't use acrylics so finding out that you need more than a 1/8th inch amount of paint on the brush is the first step. Also, one needs to work from the center out. So it is wise to have the design pretty thought out.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas greeting

For many years (OK since high school and I'm now a grandmother) I have made my Christmas cards. Some time ago I had purchased gold lined envelopes and I was determined to use them this year. Also, I had the urge to do some lettering. So, there is watercolor, zentangle and calligraphy for this greeting. And to all, I do wish you love and joy.