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I started this blog on November 23, 2009 just because I wanted to chronicle my artistic endeavors and see "in black and white" how many different directions my artistic brain would go.  I challenged myself to try different mediums and that this blog could be a platform to post my achievements and failures.  I cannot believe it's been six years now!  Over the past 6 years I've learned a few things from writing this blog:
1.  Art is in my blood, I will always be thinking or doing something artistic
2.  About 80% of my work turns out better than the original idea
3.  I am not a fast artist, I have to start on an idea and then let it sit for a while
4.  It's OK that my "artsy" brain sometimes goes in 1,000 different directions at once
With all of this said I now consider myself a mixed media artist because I a lot of my talents cross over into other projects I've already started; It's a great life and I wouldn't change anything about my crazy artistic brain!  


Monday, January 11, 2010

Any spare moment I get...

I try to do art of some sort. My husband had outpatient surgery last week and while waiting for him I took my sketch book and The Flower Painter's Pocket Palette by Elisabeth Harden (the same one I referred to in another post). To tell you the truth I was looking forward to my husband's surgery because it gave me an excuse to sketch for hours on end and to get away from my boys for a while. The quietness of a waiting room... loved it!

I was able to do three sketches. I'm still at the point where I need to sketch out my watercolor painting before I actually dive in. The first sketch was ivy, the second was calla lilies and the third was daffodils. I couldn't wait to get home to take paint to paper. The first one I finished painting was, ironically, the first one I sketched.

And then the second one I finished painting were the calla lilies:
Every painting I finish I'm inspired to do another one. That doesn't happen much with me because I'm one of these people that will try something just to see if I can do it then move on. But I think watercolors is going to be another one of my staple things I do. My other staples are photography, sewing garments and quilting; I may put it down for a while but I will always go back to these 4 things.
I have so much to learn about watercolors but unlike my other whimsies I'm taking my time and not rushing through things just to see what the end product will look like... I'm enjoying this watercolor journey.
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