Thank you all so much for all your comforting thoughts and wishes whilst I battled an acute attack of osteo-arthritis which affected my neck. It. was. Awful. Nothing like a pain and discomfort I had ever experienced before. And it lasted much longer than I would have thought, but thankfully things have finally improved enough that I am driving, reading, typing and making art again-albeit a bit more gingerly!
Here is another similar card to the one above:
They were created with the latest sketch challenge in mind from Freshly Made Sketches:
I am also linking these to - the Simon Monday Challenge (thank you theme), and the Simon Wednesday challenge (anything goes theme).
That colorful vibrant floral imagery down the center of the cards....Duck tape!!!
In this post I shared a wip journal page of a portrait I had begun. I finished it and this is the result:
This is the first time I have attempted painting a face with deeper colors and in a more exotic ethnicity other than the typical Caucasian girly-girl I have always done. I allowed the initial drawing to lead me and I have to say I am over the moon about her appearance and symbolism! This was done in a 9" x 12" journal. Linking to Art Journal Every Day, Art It Friday- Show Your Face, and Paint Party Friday!
And by the way, who all is going to join the amazing Kristin Van Valkenburgh for another 6 week adventure of the "Summer of Color" blog challenge ??? Don't know about it? Well, you don't want to miss it so check this post she recently published which explains a bit about it-and includes a cool and fun little quiz about color! The challenge begins June 1st so mark your calendars and be ready for some major fun and creativity!
I am so looking forward to catching up with you again!
" I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new."
Ralph Waldo Emerson