26 February 2009

A sampling of the last envelope addressing project worked on. Modified engrossers script in charcoal gray ink on William Arthur envelopes written with a Leonart EF Principality nib.

25 February 2009

Spirit's fire

This image was written with masking fluid, the watercolor background was poured on, the masking removed, then the words colored in with colored pencil. This was the first time writing with the masking fluid. It worked out fairly well in most places, although there were a couple of spots were it was too thin and the watercolor seeped thru. These places covered well with the pencils. It was a lot of fun to work on. I really enjoy using watercolor washes on backgrounds.

24 February 2009

New Blog Title and Image

I penned the "Sowing Seeds" title today and added a photo of the fall leaves from Tennessee. The colors are surprisingly pleasing. Color is something that I am constantly working on, and although, I have so much to learn, I have made some progress. So "YAY!!!" I have a new blog title.

23 February 2009

Well, after a good night's sleep, it is time once again to finish up a couple of projects and ponder on why I desire to create and where my inspiration comes from. It is so hard for me to put into words that quickening in my chest and the tingle of excitement that runs up the back of my neck. Having the opportunity to focus on art is a dream from my childhood that was forgotten and now has been infused in my life. I do not deserve such lavishness, but I am continually grateful.

22 February 2009

We as humans have an inherit need to create, adorn, decorate, design. Utilitarian objects have been painted, carved, embellished from the beginning. Walls have been painted; symbols, alphabets and languages developed to communicate. It is within our nature to pay homage to the beauty that surrounds us. We are made in the image of our Creator and therefore have the need to create. I want to give back praise and thankfulness to the One who has given us all colors, all shapes, all design, all the beauty in the world. 

This is just ramblings of one who needs to learn to voice where her art comes from. They say practice, practice, practice in all you do, if you want to improve. So here is the humble beginnings of what drives me to create art!