Last year my family did a trade of sorts. My son was given something he now treasures and in turn I was to create a painting for his friend. I have painted a few with her in mind, but none felt like they were the right painting for her.
Yesterday I opened my new large bristol paper pad and began to sketch upon the blank surface. Today at 2pm, she is now complete and in her frame. She feels right, true and meant to be. I am so happy to now share her with you and soon gift her to her new owner! May she bring joy and happiness for years to come.
The products I used were:
- CANSON Bristol 14in x 17 in 96 lb (30 recycled product)
- CARAN d’ACHE & Cretacolor water crayons
- GOLDEN fluid acrylics
- SAKURA clear star gelly roll pen
- SHARPIE fine point black marker
- PRISMACOLOR col-erase sketch pencil in vermillion
- DERWENT-INKTENSE outliner pencil & DERWENT sketching medium wash pencil
- wings made from scrapbook paper
- SOOKWANG double sided tape
KATE !!!! Congratulations Kate!
Please send me your address through my contact page & I will mail your goodies out to you first thing next week. Thank you to everyone that entered.
Here are a few images I have been working on the past few days with my new birthday art supplies. Oh Golden fluid acrylics… you have stolen my heart! tee hee
Keep smiling and creating,
The latest sketch in my new art journal. I hope you like her.
“She used to dance on speakers through the wee hours of the night, hang out in cheap artsy coffee shops by day and never have a clue when a guy showed any signs of interest in her. Innocence should have been her middle name even though it always shone brightly behind her blue eyes.”
Keep smiling and creating, Nicci
I have a few wonderful Art Adventures on my 2012 Creativity Calendar already!
One of them being Teesha Moore‘s ARTFEST this Spring. I am so excited, but also a little scared. Why?, you ask… because I am forcing myself to venture out into the unknown all by my little ole self (I feel a little bit like Scaredy Squirrel).
I will be surrounded by other creative spirits, but not knowing a single soul yet among them. Even though through my appearance many times in my life I have definitely ‘stood out’, never expect me to be the first one to step up and say hi first. I have always been the shy observer. The funny thing is that in this situation the colour of my hair, tattoos and wearable art will most likely just blend into the crowd lol.
My first day long class will be Dolls & Dudes by Michelle Allen. My second day/second class will be Draw! Fantasy Vaudeville by Miss Mindy. My third day and final class will be Story Pieces by Sunny Carvalho.
Oh, to expand ones creativity….. I am so very fortunate. xox
…. but I think I may still pack a ‘survival kit’ of my own (Thanks Scaredy Squirrel).