The journey in creating and finding the beauty in Life

The journey in creating and finding the beauty in Life

A little bit of watercolor

Monday, July 2, 2012

Wow, it has been a month since I've posted.  It's been a busy month with a little vacation to the lake outside of Brevard NC and then a jaunt to Charleston SC courtesy of a working one with family in tow! 

I started a new painting class and decided it was time to purchase a few art supplies.  I actually shivered at the prices--goodness its been ages since I bought professional paints and inks.  I was so excited to get my little watercolor book (watercolor paper --140lb is a good one to work with-all that texture just loves those colors) but my travel watercolor set was back ordered.  But you know what little one's Crayola set worked just fine for some relaxing dabbling and practice.

Walks in the woods with the pups, little one and I gathered up these pretty wildflowers for some freshness in the cabin and a little bit of inspiration. 

Some artists place a color palette in their drawings; since I was working with Crayola's you can see how I made custom colors for a richer look.  The key is to keep your paint palette wet as you work.  Still not happy with that little fern.  I think the Crayola's provide that fun happy look, bright and summery. Is that a word? 

As I sat there drinking coffee in the open kitchen area with all windows, I drifted to this view:

I then imagined this and realize this would be so lovely if it was a real place. I'm pleased with this little one, the colors and softness. 

Really for a couple of bucks originally for her Crayola watercolors, the $3 watercolor journal, and those pretty scenes-I think it was a good week, fun and family oriented with some art splashed in.  OH, and I read a WHOLE book! First time in 5 years!  Yup, didn't sleep much :)

Till next time,

2 Sweet Thoughts:

  1. What a fun time you had! I love watercolors, such a softness to them. You've inspired me. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Watercolors are one of my fav things. I have been using them lately with some of my rubber stamps. :)
    Hope you're keeping cool, and had a lovely 4th!
    Cerri xoxo
    (ps, I started blogging today about the matchbox swap)


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