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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 Pitt Pen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pitt Pen. Show all posts

Sunday, May 25, 2014

my first creative girl ~

hi there ~

as i've mentioned in an earlier post, recently, i had the opportunity to take a class from danielle donaldson. the class {through the jeanne oliver website, is called "the land of light and shadows."  

this "creative girl" project was one of the pieces she showcased for us to express in our own interpretation, so here is my first "girl sketch" {ever!}

note sure if this popular, ever-evolving "creative girl" is something i will play with further... but it was a fascinating project, and so very fun to explore!
{loved making those larger-than-life rosy pink cheeks}
she's supposed to have a "cape" ... but that didn't quite look as ethreal as i had hoped...
and later, i added "eyes" ... but i liked her better without.  that's the beauty of exploration.  finding out what you like {and what you don't!}
quite, and entirely whimsical, that's for sure!!
and have a sweet, sweet {and creative} day this day!
xo
leslie

Friday, May 23, 2014

seal my heart ~ watercolor sketch

morning glories!

just a little watercolor sketch, this one is a 6x6" piece of watercolor paper.  the idea here was a soft pastel base, and then adding dimension, shading, and intensity through layering on a bit more color within a defined shape.  i saw it demonstrated from danielle donaldson, through jeanne oliver's website, and although i haven't made it through all the lessons, i am loving this new perspective she is wonderfully teaching to us. 

and of course, what better way to pose it than in the perfection of the apple blossoms:




have a fabulous friday, and a treasured weekend this memorial day!
xo
leslie

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

eucharisteo life ~ expressed in a watercolor sketch

hi friends ~

i recently took a springtime class "saturday mornings" from the demure, charming, and very creative artist, junelle jacobsen.   this sketch was something she developed in acrylic paint, but i was more in the mood for the lightness of watercolor.  

and it's a new favorite because of the beauty of discovering this word, through the book, "one thousand gifts" by ann voskamp. i'm reading it through on my second time around. some things are just that good.

beautiful.  

eucharisteo.




"one thousand gifts" by ann voskamp

~ eucharisteo ~
a full life of thanksgiving, grace and joy.
amen.
xo
leslie

Friday, May 2, 2014

being confident in a rose ~

happy friday all  ~

recently, i was asked by a friend to create a special watercolor piece for her brother. 

this is how it turned out:






thanking jen for asking, and giving me this blessing of creating this special piece. 

may it ever be our focus, the true source of our confidence, and the only measure of true perfection, our life in Christ.
amen.

soli deo gloria!

have a great weekend everyone!
xo
leslie





Tuesday, April 22, 2014

planting goodness ~ hosea geranium watercolor

hi!


i have sure loved sketching... practicing... and making this 'geranium-styled' watercolor flower several times now. 


gradually, with each one i do, i think of different ways to add special details. 


my latest favorite pen for a bit of shine and sparkle, is the gelly roll sparkly pens.  {they have a metallic star on the pen label}.  the one i used in this piece is the silver.  i also love using the clear sparkle pen, too!


and... some sketchy writing, and words of truth!


i am also experimenting with 'making the paint bleed' ... and while it's a really interesting effect... not sure i like it... but i think it will definitely "grow" on me, too!!! 


{just like His word, helps me grow out, grow up... and grow more... into... His goodness!





8 x 10" print available in the etsy shop, right... here!


thanks for coming on in... have a wonderful spring day!!
and know there are lots of blessings coming your way!


xo
leslie



Monday, April 21, 2014

a fresh dose of joy ~ prayer in a watercolor

happy  Monday-after-Resurrection Sunday!

from one of my most favorite authors, susie larson:
"stretch out those arms, open your hands, and receive a fresh does of joy today!"

yes, i will!  and i hope you will join me?!

thank you susie!

xo
leslie

Thursday, March 27, 2014

a little flower and a whole lotta peace ~ watercolor

a new 8" x 10" original watercolor, {newly listed in the etsy shop} too:






yesss... still lovin' my microbeads!  and the mighty power of a simple black "dot" ~ and a squiggly line ~ of any kind. 

i used the white signo uniball pen um-153, a pitt pen, or unipen, microbeads from both martha stewart and michaels craft store brands, and twinkling h2o's on strathmore hot press watercolor paper.

inspiration: from the word of the Lord, the Book of Numbers 6:24-25.

i love the bright spring color {go figure} and I'm dreaming spring, big time! 

soli deo gloria!
xo
leslie

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

the sparrow ~ from my sketchbook

hi there ~

looking forward to seeing the spring sparrows... and while they haven't quite made an appearance in our yard yet... they surely have made an appearance in my sketchbook!

{thank goodness!}

and while i'm at it...

every sparrow needs a little bit of glamor, right?  let's just call it ... frost!






yes!  i know so, too!

sweet spring... sweet spring ~ not to worry, 
for we are ready for you to spring into action!
xo
leslie


Sunday, March 9, 2014

springing forward in watercolor bliss ~

hi there all ~

ever hear that classic ol' western phrase, "rode hard, and put away wet?"  that would pretty much sum up this past work-week!  

and at least i am truly dry ~ and fortunate i am not having to cope with flooding and ice jams that have been the very hard and challenging "norm" for so many of my fellow citizens in montana this past week.  

however... the good side is that is sooo much warmer!  and as the snow and ice melts, the wind blows {and blows}.  soon, we'll be dried out in no time, {hopefully}.  

all in God's own good time...

and i dream of springtime ~ at least my imagining of it in a blooming spring garden, expressed in 5x7" watercolors.








hope you're in "bloom" no matter the season ~ 
and in every purpose under heaven ~
{bring it on!}
soli deo gloria!
xo
leslie
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