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Seven Fish Haiku

I learned this technique from Carla Sonheim to create a drawing with just seven lines.  Carla calls it a haiku drawing, I call it FUN!  🙂

I created seven different shapes of fish – each one with just seven lines in my sketchbook:

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Next, I brushed some watercolor paint onto my Gelli Plate and stamped it onto my paper.  I love the unexpected results of this technique!

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I like that the Gelli Plate is available in a variety of sizes now such as this one which is 3 x 5 inches:

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Have you ever used a Gelli Plate for stamping or monoprinting?  I’d love if you shared your experience with me!

Cheers! 🙂

 

Hey, Sweetie!

I was researching the Black-capped Chickadee and discovered on Allaboutbirds.org that its song differs depending on where the bird lives.

“In most of North America, its song is a simple, pure 2 or 3 note whistled fee-bee or hey, sweetie.”

Black capped Chickadee watercolor

Here is a watercolor painting I completed of two Black-capped Chickadees.  Part of the exercise was learning how to paint a stone wall and fence in Val Webb’s online class.  It is my last assignment for this class but I will keep painting and learning about birds!

Did you know that the Black-capped Chickadee is one of the first birds that people learn about?  I’m not sure I have ever seen one in my area.  But now I’m going to be listening for its song of 3 to 4 notes of the same pitch.

Do you know what tune this bird whistles where you live?

Happy Bird Watching!