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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?
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Friday, June 28, 2013

define yourself ~ from my sektchbook

good morning glories!!!

this is one of my favorite journal~watercolor pages... just a lot of bright, bold color laid down this way and that.  i am trying to be more deliberate about leaving white space, and i'm getting {only slightly} better about it.   i used a very large, bold, chisel-tipped black sharpie pen for the initial writing of letters, and outlining them black, raised ink, using the sakura glaze pen, and then doodling silver sparklies with a metallic gelly roll pen in the background of the page. 

it's one of my personal favorites.  and my hope ~ my prayer ~ is that you {beloved} will enjoy it too... 








define yourself radically as one beloved by God.
this is the true self
every other identity is an illusion.
Brennan Manning
Mercy Ministries 

i've committed it to memory.  
i hope you will too ~ know ~ and keep it ~
captured deep in your heart!
xo
leslie
soli deo gloria!
joining up with the in the studio crowd here! 
happy happy friday ~ vacation  here i come!
 

Friday, November 9, 2012

My Watercolor Cards ~ GiveAway !

Hi there!  

Oh my gosh ~ Winter Storm Brutus is here, and our fireplace is a wonderful place to be!  Soooo thankful!  
 And I'm so excited to be home for a long four-day weekend, as I took today off! Yay!
 I have really, REALLY enjoyed an online class I've been taking "The Wild Art of Abandonment" through Christy Tomlinson's website, and this class taught by the sweet Junelle Jacobsen.
 I've been making these little watercolor sketches over the past three weeks, during the class.  Last evening, I finished all of them by putting a coat of modge podge sealer, and glueing them to a corrugated card; a folding note card that you can write on, and comes with a matching envelope.  I will be listing them in my Etsy shop... soon.  In the meantime, however... I'm going to give some away, too ~ that is, if anyone wants one.




Each one is handsigned. 
They are very simple drawings, and I have more 'fine tuning' to go... not that I'm not happy with them... I just want to do more, and figure out more techniques!  What I really appreciate about art, is that the love for me is the process of   l e a r n i n g  ~ 
making  m i s t a k e s  ~   b l o o p e r s   
and most of all ~~~  
h a v i n g  F U N doing it!
 I used these art supplies:  Plain ol patterned cardstock, in about 6x6 size; white gesso.  Once dried, I applied either Inktense watercolor pencils by Derwent; Neo Color II watercolor crayons, or Twinkling H20's, with accents of black pen, either a  Sharpie, or Pitt Pen, and the Wite-Out Pen. I finished everything with a coat of sealer to protect the watercolors.  This was another learning process as watercolor will reactivate and bleed with another water-based product.  A very light touch is all that is needed, and no continuous swiping!



I'm giving away some of them... I haven't yet decided how many... if you like them, please leave me a comment, and state which is your favorite if you'd like.  Winners will be able to choose their favorites, in order of who was drawn first.  I will choose {winners} tomorrow ~ Saturday November 10th! 
Oh yes, I want to remind anyone out there... don't forget about my Grip N Stitch Give-A-way here.  And just like the Grace of God... there is always more.  And you cannot outgive Him, but I will be adding to the drawing tomorrow, giving away a couple non-quilting but sweet artistic items also!  


What are you waiting for?  It's nothing... but a sweet FREE gift... of grace!

Joining up with BEAUTIFUL JENNIFER at STUDIO JRU for In the Studio Friday!

Be WARM ~ Inside... and Out ~  
I'm THANKFUL today for you all~
SOLI DEO GLORIA!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A World of Octobers ~ Sketchbook

Happy Thursday everyone!

Thought I would share some highlights of my noon-time stroll yesterday along the river...of course, all I had was my iphone {as I wishing for my 'good' camera!}  but... nonetheless... it was COOL.  {literally and figuratively!}  And it provided inspiration for my sketch {below}... I hope you enjoy it, too...
And a fresh new coating of Fall {en} snow!

Cloudy and calm.
Those leaves that hadn't fallen yet ... well, they got their little stems froze off!

This is a beautiful one, isn't it?  
I had such a good time with my splashes... may have gotten a little carried away, not knowing when to stop??!



I just loved the sweet curly-curvy brown edges on that leaf.  I used my Peerless, and Inktense pencils for watercolors to attempt to highlight it... while I didn't quite get the effect I wanted, it was very fun.    

The leaf is my version of a project from the class "Wild Art of Abandonment-2" class from Christy Tomlinson, taught by Junelle Jacbosen.  COOL.  

Can you believe October is fast leaving us ~ going to gone... gone... gone?!  
EnJOY!
"I'm so glad we live in a world of Octobers."  

Anne of Green Gables.
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