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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?
Showing posts with label ColorLove101. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ColorLove101. Show all posts

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Der Went My Sunflower ~

Sorry about the title {not really} ... bad pun ~ I have  a wacky sense of humor...  lol. 
So this is my sunflower doodle and using my Derwent Inktense watercolors, which was part of the excercise in Joanne Sharpe's COLOR LOVE class. She did hers with Tombow markers, but I don't have any of those, so I played with what I had.  And I had a great time! Have I told you lately how much I love this class??!
I like the white accents, which I added with a pen, as I forgot to leave some areas white on the page.  I get carried away with the fun of it all. I added shadowing, too... and bits of little details with my black Pitt Pen.  This is one of the ways I use to think... be grateful... pray... meditate... and be more inspired.

As you may know, all day long, sunflowers follow the sun, turning their faces so to speak, to face the sun.  I like to do my best to do that, too ~ just make that "SON" instead of "Sun."  and it's nothing 'new under the sun' but more importantly, to me, it's a timeless, never-ending, reminder, of the One who is full of love and mercy. And I'm so grateful for a Savior who is my Sonshine!   

"Keep your face to the sunshine
and you cannot see the shadow."
Helen Keller

P.S. Maybe you'd like to visit my post where I wrote this quote using stained glass paint and my 'doodled' faux stained glass windows in our home: click here...

Monday, July 9, 2012

Splish ~ Splash !

My newest art supply - Derwent Inktense Water Soluble Pencils!

And they are really, well, intense color.  Easy to use, and ... fabulous!  
 What I really like best is their versatility, whether drawing with them, then adding water, or mixing the colors after drawing, or not!This is just the small set, which I bought at Michaels with my 40% coupon.  I'd like to see how they work on fabric, next.

Fabulously colorful ~ and I splashed the tip of the pencil with the tip of my watercolor brush, and I was just a splishin' and a splashin' and having a good ol' time!
And I got to learn SO MUCH MORE about them from Joanne Sharpe's blog, and Joanne Sharpe's Online Class "ColorLove 101!"  (Sorry the link before didn't work - it should go to her blog, "Whimspirations" now~)
I've seen them on  the 'net ~ heard about them.  
Never used em... 
Til now!  Thanks Joanne, for showing the cool ways to use them!  It's been a really amazing class, and I'm looking forward to catching up, and viewing the rest of the classes she has posted.  I'm okay with being behind... cuz it's a 'forever' kind of class.  My favorite kind!  I believe you can still sign up for it...TAKE IT! 

Now I'm singing with my splishin' and a splashin' !!! {Sing the rest of the tune with me!!!}

Stay COOL! 
Hugs and more,
Leslie
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