Saturday, July 28, 2012

Card Rack Prep

Down at The Eyes Have It eyeglasses shop, they have found a card rack to use as a display in their store!  So they've asked me to make some more cards.  Tall order, but I'm feeling encouraged.  I've been giving a lot of energy to other life things and haven't been too creative lately.  I am glad to have something to show you after a few hours spent in the art room.

I love how these Happy Birthday cards turned out.  The little scraps of fabric look like presents.
And these cards are a variation on the same theme.  What you can't really see is that the one on the left is like a big ol' matchbook.  The one on the right is a tri-fold card.  It was fun to use up this pear paper, which actually used to be a kleenex box. 

More designs to come--that card rack is big!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Watercolor Lesson

While on vacation last week, my mom and I did some watercolor painting together.  She has really gotten into it with a class she's taking, so had all the great supplies!  We used a lesson from one of her books that she had.  It was to paint these headlands using different applications of just two colors, a grey and a brown. 

The lesson's final outcome (in the book) is the one on the right, my mom's is on the left, and mine is in the middle.  As you can see, our own interpretations of the lesson and techniques really show.  We both loved painting together, we both learned things about painting, and we were both satisfied with our final outcomes.  My favorite thing is viewing them all together for a from-afar critique.

What have you got to say about them?  (Remember, you can click on the image for a closer look.)