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Great Falls, Montana, United States
I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

his love ~ watercolor

hello ~ 

first, i want to let you all know of a "boo-boo" in my earlier post with the prayer as i inaccurately quoted the wrong author! {darn it}. it was not written by susie larson, but was written instead by author emily freeman, from "chatting at the sky" {it's a wonderful blog and website ~ i hope you click on the link and visit it soon!}  

ok... so this is one of my practice "lettering" doodle-type pieces ... and i often practice these as i'm listening to radio, tv, or even while i'm in the courtroom sometimes... it's one of those things i started doing as a young adult, {to keep awake!}... but these days, i find it is almost a meditation of sorts, as it also helps me concentrate, and listen better. hmm...  

the result is a pencil drawing, pictured below, on a large 8.5" x 11" inch piece of paper, which also serves as a way to improve my "muscle memory" ~ in order to transfer hand writing on paper, to the quilted fabric.  i love lettering~writing.  it's always been something i have been drawn to {forgive the pun!} lol  

so i've stored these little practice pieces in a folder, and i pulled one out recently, and decided to illustrate it on a piece of  11"x14" piece of hot press watercolor paper over the last weekend.  i just needed to do something to relax, and unwind after teaching on saturday. 
 and then adding the pen work.  i like to use pitt pens, or uni pens.  {sharpie pens tend to spread on watercolor paper}.
 and some watercolor action:
 and i purposely re-wet the pink/purple flowers to make the color bleed, but i'm not sure i like that look...  {or more likely i need to learn {and practice} that particular technique, just a tad bit more...

 and some bead action...

below: framed in my living room, on one of those inexpensive, clip-up and frameless... frames.  it has glass on it {therefore the glare}.  but it's an inexpensive way to frame, and display. i purchased it at michaels for $7.99 i believe.
{His love never... ends}  
soli deo gloria


Amy Johnson said...

Such beautiful, wonderful, marvelous, creativity He has put in you! So glad you share with us as you exercise it! Thank you!

Sheila said...

Beautiful watercolour and a lovely message !

Karen Gass said...

that's beautiful - you've inspired me to get my watercolors out again. I don't really know how to draw, but with watercolors you don't have to. Too much :) Karen

Robbie said...

Ahhh. The talent you have...I love your lettering & to see this piece "grow" is amazing!! Beautiful!

elle said...

I'm a note taker. But mostly just to stay focused. Hmm, I should try doodling! ;) Your sketchy prints are glorious. I am gonna get myself some of those frames. Bless you!

BlissfulSandy said...

His Love Never Ends is lovely and yes, I love the watercolors bleeding outside the lines and the pretty needs. So pretty....and this is your downtime artwork! MARVELOUS indeed!

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