As I started to write this post, we had a power surge and the paper shredder (that hasn’t been used in months!) decided to turn on loudly! The only way to stop the noise was to unplug it! Pretty weird! 😉
It reminds me of creating art. Sometimes I have my own “power surges!” Lol! When I don’t think I have enough time to create art, I somehow find the TIME! And I start creating MORE art!
Today’s art is inspired by my annual flowers (before Jack Frost!) and my Crapapple tree as it begins to change to it’s autumn dress:
I drew a pattern in my sketchbook first with Micron .08 black pen and then painted it with gouache paint.
Do you think it’s done? I’m not sure… I think it may need another layer of color.
Happy Creating!! 🙂
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“Come, little leaves,” Said the Wind one day; “Come to the meadows with me and play. Put on your dresses of red and gold; for summer is past and the days grow cold.” – George Cooper
I was inspired by these leaves in their autumn dress:
To create this mixed media piece in my art journal:
Wishing you a beautiful day, Friends! 🙂
PS. I’m posting later than normal because I was having computer issues yesterday…
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We closed up our lake place yesterday. My feelings are bittersweet. I will miss the mountains, the lake, our friends and our weekend “get aways!” Yet I’m looking forward to being home, snuggling with my cat while reading a good book and creating more art! 🙂
Brilliant blue sky,
Air cool and crisp…
Clouds form –
And Autumn begins!
Wishing you a Sunny Sunday Friends! 🙂
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Remember when I started this doodle in my sketchbook?
I recently completed it! I really like how it turned out, how about you? 🙂
It is fun to look back and see my progress:
The finished size is approximately 6 x 8 inches.
Now I’m excited to start a new doodle – Maybe I will use this photo of my honeysuckle with its autumn berries as my inspiration!
Aren’t the colors just AMAZING?!!!
Have Fabulous Friday Friends!!! 🙂
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I love looking at leaves in the Fall. I am always fascinated by their shape, color and design like this one that has a few holes in it that I found at the lake:
And here is its backside – isn’t it funky? Its pattern is what attracted me to it in the first place!
I enjoy playing with leaf patterns from my memory and imagination too – like I recently did with an Elegant Writer pen in a 9×12 inch watercolor sketchbook:
I’m in love with this pen! 🙂 It is so fun to add water to it and watch it change! A lot like leaves “magically” change color in the fall.
Yet, I wondered what would happen if I added “fall” color to my leaves? So I added my Neocolor water soluble crayons and a little water…
And they MAGICALLY came to life!! May color add a little MAGIC to your day…
Cheers Friends!! 🙂
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