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Brushes and Art Cards

Yesterday, I finally got some brushes – a spotter and two rounds of varying sizes. I LOVE THEM.
Ran out of watercolor paper and the bookstore didn’t have what I needed in stock, so I made three ACEO’s while listening to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
 
face aceoI made a FACE without having to correct a ton of random lines from frayed or fraying brushes.
mushroom aceoA detailed mushroom with shades of blue…
simple flower aceoAnd a simple flower.

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So I have this great idea for an art card – a snow at night painting, with a fairy holding a lantern. But it’s too cold, grey, and dark outside for me to paint it (read: I’m too cold and tired). I also have another idea for my last 16×20 canvas…but again with the being super tired thing. Half of me feels like I should just go do it….but the other side of me also knows I haven’t been able to work up enough energy to sweep my floors (thanks winter :P) and should probably just take a nap.
 
I was hoping to play some WoW today, but it was down (I think it’s back up now) so I finished reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets instead. I bought it while I was in Oregon, because I wanted to read something lighter than Orwell. It feels really good to read (and finish) a book again. I didn’t realize how much I missed it – or how long it’d actually been since I read a story.  Now, I can go to the library and get the rest of the series. For some reason they were always out of book #2. It’s funny, I used to eat books up when I was in school, and so did my husband, but now we don’t anymore – we read lots of things online, or get books for information, like Act or Die, but as far as sitting down and reading a story, that doesn’t happen much. Actually, it mostly happens on our iOS devices while waiting in line for a movie showing. Go figure.
 
I’d like spring to come now, cold and grey and snow for another week just sounds horribly unpleasant.

Ethereal Fairy art Card

I’ve been feeling bad because I haven’t been able to paint due to being sick, so finally tonight, I decided I’d make an art card – a small, less detailed version of the one I’ve been mulling over in my head. I’m pretty proud of it, I think the 8×10 version will be much better though…

Still, it felt really good to paint again, for the first time in way too long.

The Making of a Fairy

I sent in an application to be in an art show in April, and decided to go with my fairies if I get in. So today, I thought it would be fun to make a time-lapse-ish video of what it looks like for me to paint a fairy on an Art Card. I’m right handed so my hand is in the way alot (because I didn’t want my iphone near the water and paints for obvious reasons, it was a semi precarious set up) but it still gives you the idea.