Saturday, July 30, 2016

Silly Scraps Saturday

Sometimes, gluing scraps down can be useful.  I love useful!

This is the beginning of a page in my Idea Book, my prehistoric Pinterest.  I want to remember this great card layout, so I glued it down.  

Friday, July 29, 2016

Gathering Inspiration or Seriously Blocked?

I'm taking Alisa Burke's Watercolor Blooms class.  As usual, she is seriously fun.  Enthusiastically, I did an exercise on playing with my supplies:

Then I stalled, for some reason.  The weather is beautiful and I've taken to the streets and parks to gather inspiration instead.  (This is one of Alisa's suggestions, so I'll say I'm doing my homework.)

But at the back of my mind, I'm wondering if I'm suffering a creative block.  The section of the course I'm at now should be my favorite - Painting on a Wet Surface.  Yet I'm fearful, somehow, of continuing.  Too many choices to make - size, color?  Will it be as good as others I've seen?

Oh brother, I think I'll go and slop paint on my Painterly Days coloring book.  Maybe that'll get me over it.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thirty Days of Bible Lettering

Thirty Days of Bible Lettering is soon coming to a close but I've got a few more pictures to post.

I started making these for my bookmark project, but then my minister saw one on Instagram and said that she wanted a few. LOL  I'm happy as long as they go to a good home!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Around the time of the horrific Fort McMurray fire, I was working on Artist Trading Cards for our local Vancouver swap.  It is clear from these pictures that the fire influenced my art at that time. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Best Source of Wisdom

Thirty Days of Bible Lettering

He is definitely the best source of wisdom that I can think of.  I was dealing with a difficult problem a few days ago and He gave me the golden rule - Do unto others as you would have done unto you.  

So, instead of asking myself, "What should I do?", the question became, "What would I like her to do if our positions were reversed?"  Then the answer was easy and the result was good.   

Monday, July 25, 2016

Painterly Days (cont'd)

Here's another page from my Painterly Days Watercoloring Book, painted with watercolor and Twinkling H20's:

In "Alisa Burke" fashion, I painted the page first ignoring the lines altogether.  I used lots of water.

I added the second layer after the first layer was dry.

I signed up for Alisa's Watercolor Blooms class.  Her classes are on sale until August 2nd; it is very good value at $10US.  I'm enjoying the short videos and as usual she is inspiring me to paint.  That's the main thing -  as she says, it is practice that makes you better!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Painterly Days

I'm definitely still having fun with the Painterly Days watercoloring book.  I used lots of water on the background above, and dropped color into it, wet on wet style.

On this next page, I splashed wet color all over the page not paying attention to where the pattern was.  After it was dry I painted some of the areas again.  This time I used Twinkling H20's (metallic watercolor).

Next time I'll try and remember to take a picture between the layers.