Sunday, March 20, 2016

Watercolor patterns

Still practicing with watercolors.
I'm starting to trust in my water color strokes.
It's not always beautiful,
but it always feels magical,
and most of all relaxing :)





I have to find a better way
of capturing watercolors though.
The above scans seem poor quality.
I have to get my DSLR out.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

in my doodling journal ...

Looking through my doodling pages
from last year.
What didn't mean much at the time,
now seems quite interesting to me now ...


 



Saturday, February 6, 2016

Getting into the groove of it ...

Practicing,
Practicing,
Practicing with watercolors :)






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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

When no roses are blooming in my garden ...

I buy some at Trader Joe's,




or paint some :)


Wishing everyone an inspiring day!



Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Circles

When my circles painting don't resemble
Yao Cheng's beautiful painting,
well, ... doodle over them!


:)

Monday, January 4, 2016

Watercolor with Creativebug

This year I am starting up my creative journey
by trying out Creativebug.
I have tried Skillshare 
(which I like, but not love)
and Big Picture Classes 
(which is okay, but after a while a little boring).
So far I LOVE Creativebug.

I started with Yao Cheng's watercolor classes.
She is very talented,
and I love just watching her paint.

Below are a few practice swatches inspired by her.




I think I have written about this before,
but I am more and more convinced 
that with watercoloring, quality matters.
The quality of the brush, 
the quality of paper, and
the quality of the water colors itself. 
It doesn't necessarily mean expensive. 
Target art has some great brushes,
but sadly kids watercolor doesn't work for me.

Anyhow, I am practicing as much as I can :)




Hope everyone is finding their creative groove! 
Happy 2016!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Alpacas

A painting started a few months ago
and finally completed over the Christmas holidays :)


Sunday, December 27, 2015

In my journal

I have always loved quotes
and for a while I have been entering them in my journal.
I haven't colored them all yet.
Something to do in the new year :)





More doodles to come :)

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Golly, blogging is definitely not my forte.
But my creative efforts have not been a total failure this year.
I'll try to post them
as I find them while I clean up for the new year :D



Merry Christmas!