Sailing along

First assignment in Life Book 2013. The example was a car traveling along a road. Flowers along side the road were intentions for the new year. Clouds were good things in the present. The cloud part I got. My green watercolors mixed with the  blue sky, and the landscape turned a blueish green. Even Kentucky Bluegrass isn’t this blue. Nothing to do but change it into a water scene. And there you have me sailing along. No, putting my face in the picture wasn’t my idea. How fun is this!

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What fascinated me the most was a salt technique.  While the watercolors were wet, I sprinkled on table salt.  Sorry, not my idea.  I love the things that happened.

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What a perfect ocean bottom.

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Look at the different patterns in the sky.  Of course, I had absolutely no control over the patterns.  But sometimes no control is a good thing.  Can’t wait to try more new things!

Playing with Crayons

I’m having a new adventure in my creative journey, Life Book 2013.   Last year on Facebook I watched all year as pictures were posted from Life Book 2012, and I wanted to be a part of it.  This year I am.  Life Book is the creation of Tamara Laporte, a mixed media artist.  To loosen everyone up a bit, especially the newbies like myself, her first assignment was to create a “fairy godmother or father” that would say sweet and encouraging things to you all  year.  I didn’t venture too far from her tutorial since the neocolor II watersoluble crayons are new to me.  How fun is this sweet, little art fairy!

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I struggle with just sitting and playing with crayons.  I should qualify that with “sitting alone”, since I love any sort of art project with my granddaughter!  But surely there is something more important I could be doing.  That’s why MY art fairy is telling me, “Playing with crayons is NOT wasting time.”