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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Arty Girlz & Happy Holidays

This is my entry for the Arty Girlz challenge this week, which is our favorite medium. I don't really have a favorite. I love playing with them all. Lately, though, I've learned to love drawing, watercolor, watercolor pencils, and inktense pencils.

Through these doodles I have learned to relax and have fun when drawing/painting instead of trying to make everything look perfect, which is stressful. I am a dabbler. I love oils, pastels, clay, making art dolls, miniatures, ink, printmaking, stamps, trying new supplies and techniques, and I have an obsession with decorative papers, esp unruyu rice paper. Maybe if I could choose a favorite, I might be a master of one. But then I would get bored. As it is, I'm never bored. :)

Anyway for this challenge I used watercolor/pencils, since that's what I've been into for a few months now. The Christmas ptg above is actually a page in my moleskine journal, and a quirky sketch, but now that I'm looking at it on here, I may print some off for Christmas cards.

The one below, which I titled "Goldfish," is an atc on wc paper, where instead of drawing doodles I let different colors of wc flow into each other, then splattered a black inktense pencil onto it. When it dried it made me think of goldfish in a little pond.

I hope they made you smile. Thanks for visiting. Have a great week! :)


crissi said...

oh Sharon they are both gorgeous love them both so much.

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

crissi xx

Jane said...

Oh wow Sharon, these are awesome, I love ATCs and these are spectacular, thanks for sharing them!

Faye said...

Sharon, Both of them are fantastic. I love the Christmas one and know you had fun doing it. The "goldfish" one is so vibrant and beautiful.

lisa said...

i have GOT to try these watercolor pencils - I love love love your goldfish ATC, just beautiful!
btw, check out this new papercraft challenge site!

MizSmoochieLips said...

I love the Christmas one that you created and I hope you did make copies to mail out for your holiday cards! Fantastic!