Some more sketches of some household ‘things’. We have my window in our front window, and an imaginary fireplace (something close to what I would love when we move). The lighthouse is something that I’ve painted before (below) but I wanted it to be a little different. So I’ve done it in watercolour pencil and put a black ball point pen design in the shape of a heart around it. I love harsh lines against something as soft as watercolour.
Train (the band) is what I’m listening to right now and there are a few songs that really get me. Brick by Brick, Marry Me, and Words. They just speak to my present mood and I love singing at the of my lungs in the car when no one can hear!
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My new jar took about 5 hours to stick on all those beads and the string. It was totally worth it, my brushes have the perfect pretty home!
P.S I love a good storm! The colour of the sky, the clouds and the sun being chased back.
When I say early I mean around 7.30….. that’s early enou for me! I’m sitting here, with my coffee pondering what the day is going to bring. I know what needs to be done, but I also know what I want to do. I’m in need of some serious r&r. Watching birds seems to fit the bill. All I need now is for someone to come and drop the kids to school!
We get a number of different birds in our garden but only recently have we been getting the really cute small ones. I’m yet to identify all of them but we’ve seen Magpies, Crows, pigeons, a pair of black birds, house sparrows and a pair of great tits(I think). I particularly like the little green, white and blue one. I need to get a good photo of him.
I decided to sketch a few every day items today and use my favourite colour combo again for a little painting. I’m working on depth, and shading with these pictures. Items in every day life can sometimes be boring but when you try to draw them in real life it’s actually quite difficult. If I’m ever stuck for something to draw I look to what’s around me. There’s always something to draw in the house!
The girl is out of the Next catalogue I just happened to be flicking through during the day. I really loved the back ground and decided to do it in watercolour pencils. Fabric is really hard to do, so I really enjoyed doing the girls dress. Again I’m working on shading and also trying to get the proportions right, which is the hardest thing for me to figure out.
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I love these guys! I’ve done a few of there recipes now and I particularly like he burritos! I’ve just watched this video and I think it’s a great idea for those of you who are crazy busy in the week and don’t have a tonne of time. I love leek and potato soup!
I love these guys….. and their accents! 😂
I love many different things. I love to sing, horse riding, reading and doing nails! I’m a fully qualified and insured nail tech and it’s one of my favourite things to do. It helped me stay creative even when I wasn’t able to find the time to paint or draw. I like to do natural nails the most, but acrylic extensions can be a lot of fun as well.
Here are just a few of my recent favourites!
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My journal is becoming more of a brain dump for my ideas as well as sparking creative flow. I’ve now not only got lists of what I would like to improve on but also what I want to try and a few ideas I could really get into! I’m not used to drawing buildings, I would normally lean to landscapes so improving in that aspect of my art I think will be of great help to me. As I’m trying to broaden my knowledge I’m finding more and more websites and artists that I enjoy watching/reading about.
I really love the colour combination of Orange, Blue and White. It’s turning into a hot favourite of mine. Since my focus is becoming better at painting and drawing people, the colour combos are proving to be useful. As of yet I haven’t seen much of an improvement in people, in fact they still infuriate me 😂! But I’m hopeful you tube can help.
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Today I will be placing my painting of Solitude in the spot light. Love this painting. I love the ‘quietness’ of it. The thought of being in a cabin somewhere remote under a beautiful night sky all alone makes me feel calm and relaxed.
What would you do if you had the chance to get away? I’d be reading, hiking and just generally letting my mind wander. Of course I’d have my camera and my art journal with me. I wouldn’t want to miss anything inspiration that I would find.
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