Monday, October 29, 2012


I've been away, waiting for the birth of a grandchild!  No posts for over three weeks! BTW, it's a boy!

So, back to art!

My favorite Etsy team, the Blogging Business Artisans, has a challenge every month.  I usually do something for my Etsy shops but this time, I was challenged to do something different.  Something for just me, just for the enjoyment of it!  Fairytale Inspirations was this month's challenge.  Instructions were to "let your imagination roam into the worlds that you dream of and the stories you heard as a child."

So I began thinking of the fairy tales I heard as a child. I decided to paint a picture of one of them.  And, being who I am, a sewer/quilter/embroiderer--"thimble girl",  I chose this pose of Thumbelina, a story by Hans Christian Andersen that he wrote in 1835.  Hope you enjoy it!

I have linked with my team blog here.  Please visit and see what others have done!  Thanks!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

In Between

Still working on my techniques in watercolor, in between my book illustrations.  Here's the latest practice painting:

This was done with several color washes upon each other, then waiting in between each for them to dry, finally adding a light sprinkling of salt for a tiny bit of interruption of color.  I am quite please with the outcome!