Sunday, May 21, 2017

Silence Is Golden

This morning's walk along the water inspired this.  So many succulents and agave are in bloom and their giant stalks are such lovely silhouettes!  I love this simple and elegant style, and will probably continue to make more, since there are so many beautiful botanicals to try out!

I also need to continue to play with ink and water.  Those ombre mountains were so much fun to play with.  This is still a game of "let it be" rather than continuing to "fix".  Perfect companion for this challenge, right?

Enjoy your week!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Dream Warrior

This weekend I had fun blowing expensive watercolour around... But more on that later.  

This painting began as a sketch, then I added watercolour and it seemed like a painted study that I have often done.  So that's where I asked myself, "What else?"

I used a polka dot roller and also a pencil with a brand new eraser as a stamp to make the blue bubbles.  I'm having fun embellishing and somehow the word warrior is coming often to me.  What does that mean?  

I'm having fun incorporating more words into my pieces.  Looking at this I wonder if I need to push further, but for now, I like the simplicity-and the calmness of her gaze.

Growing more fearless each day of this challenge.

Enjoy your week!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Be Here Now

Regardless of being super busy this weekend and having technical issues, I did keep to my challenge!  Now I am a few days late posting it, but I was on time with making sure I am regularly finishing a piece.  I started this one long ago, and this challenge has helped me to "just do it"!

Somehow these quiet moments that I am striving to make sacred in my own life are coming onto the page.  Do yo see a theme here?  I am starting to!

On a side note, I just realized that the background colours were smeared on with a credit card, and this may be a subliminal commentary on finding other uses for our credit cards!  ;) 

Enjoy your week!