Above are some of LuAnn's prints. We used the floor and even the stove to set things out of the way :)
And all the while, except for an occasional look into the kitchen, LuAnn's "boss" (as she calls her) Ginger slept soundly surrounded by some of her favorite things:
Here are some of my papers. Oh, on my way to LuAnn's I stopped in Hobby Lobby and bought a feather stencil to play with (as if we really needed another stencil with the selection we had to use) and as you will see I LOVE IT! I think LuAnn was going out this week to get one too :)
This page is from one of my art journals:
I started with a page on which had glued a piece of blotted paper towel. You can read more about these backgrounds here. I traced a silhouette onto cardstock and painted it black before gluing it down. Yellow watercolor crayon was used along one side for shadowing.
Last but not least I want to mention an incredible artist (one of MANY) I "met" thru Paint Party Friday.
Tracey Fletcher King creates not only gorgeous watercolor illustrations but her posts are so witty and humerous! Tracey is participating in the ICAD (Index Card a Day) challenge. She also decided to add a challenge of her own combined with this one. Tracey asked that anyone who wished should send her a photo or two of mugs or teacups you own. She in turn would draw/paint them on an index card a day. I was delighted that one of the first ones she created was this one I sent her a pic of:
And look how gorgeous Tracey's illustration of it turned out!:
You really must visit Tracey's blog and see all the wonderful illustrations she sketches and paints. And I'm sure you'll want to continue to see the cups and mugs she creates for the challenges. I believe she's still open to taking pics of mugs to illustrate :)
Sorry for the long posting. If anyone can direct me on how to post some of my photos side by side I'd SO appreciate it!
Linking to Art Journal Every Day, Creative Every Day, Paint Party Friday, and Mandarin Orange Monday.
As always, thank you for all your thoughtful comments :)
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