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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!  

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Revisiting another hobby


There are a few "staple" art things I do like sewing, quilting, photography and painting.  For example, I may not have turned my sewing machine in in over a year but it's like an old friend... when you get back together you pick up right where you left off.  I have this relationship with watercolors too.  I guess that's why I consider myself a Jill-of-all-trades but master of none.

In the right hand column where I have listed What I Blog About you can find all of my entries for watercolors.  I was going to post some pictures then I realized that I already had in previous posts.

I started a new painting over Thanksgiving while we were at my mother-in-law's house (in Illinois) but never finished it because by the time we got home I was onto something else.  A few weeks ago I decided to finish this painting so I pulled it out and began working on the details.

His name is Oscar the Red Panda and he lives at the Virginia Zoo here in Norfolk, VA.  I love going to this zoo because of him and if my kids aren't with me I watch him for hours.  I am fascinated by this little guy!  And as you can imagine I've taken tons of pictures of him.  He is my inspiration for my latest watercolor. It measures 11" X 14" 

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