I must begin this post to let you know that this past week Giggles (Sherrie) kindly sent me an email letting me know that my email address may have been hacked. I immediately checked recent activities, changed my password, then ran a complete scan. When my son came home I had him check everything out and all is well. If anyone has gotten an email with my full name as part of an email address IT IS SPAM and should have gone into your spam folder or junk folder. This has happened to at least several people I am aware of where the perpetrator uses your name but then attaches their email address along with a link they want recipients to open. DO NOT OPEN it -just delete it! Those of you that have had my email address will know the immediate difference. I have not had to change my email because of this thankfully. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you dear Sherrie for bringing this to my attention!
We have continued to have gorgeous warm sunny days and so it has been difficult to get much art done as I am spending as much time as I can outdoors but I managed to get a few things in.
This is the full page of the above piece:
I am continuing to enjoy playing with techniques and projects from Danielle Donaldson's book. I like the softness you get using a pencil for details and shadows. It sure is a change from using charcoal, Stabilo pencils or pens and I like it. You can see my other pages along with links here.
I've also managed to finish some sketches for another lesson from the Draw Your Awesome Life online class offered by Joanne Sharpe (which I started almost two years ago-yikes!).
Here are some closer pics of each window:
I sketched these when we were at the beach in August and then finally got around to painting them with watercolors. This sketching is difficult for me but I am determined see it to the end!
And finally, this is a sneak peek of a portion of one of the cold wax and oil paintings on wood I am currently working on:
I am LOVING this 'new to me' medium thanks to Serena Barton and her new book! (see my last post) I have already been surprised by the turn this piece has taken after a few layers and can't wait to share it when I feel it's complete. A must though is lots of patience as each wax layer can take days to dry before you're able to build up subsequent layers. Good to have more than one going at a time:)
Wishing everyone a wonderful end of week and weekend. I'll be popping in to visit you here and there as we will be spending LOTS of time Fri., Sat. and Sun. enjoying the Celtic Classic in town!! We've been going each year for many years now to become immersed in Celtic food, drink, music, culture and craic (Gaelic for "FUN") and it's supposed to be perfect weather-wise-yay! So hopefully I'll have some pics to share for next week. Slainte! (Gaelic for "cheers")
Linking to Art Journal Every Day; Art Journal Journey; Art It Friday-Show Your Face; and Paint Party Friday.
" Sustained enthusiasm brings into existence a wave of creative energy, and all you have to do is ride the wave." Eckhart Tolle