I’ve been getting back into painting a bit more regularly.
It’s funny how life has a way of passing by faster than you really notice. Here I was thinking that my last post was just a month or two ago.
In the meantime I’ve been doing more writing by hand, and I’m just now starting to transcribe some of it onto my computer for editing and expanding. I’m excited to share more of my writing with you!
I try, as much as possible, to make my cards by hand. I don’t always have the time, and I’m a sucker for Papyrus cards… but most of the time I like adding that extra personal touch.
My most recent card.
After a bit of a break from painting, I’m still getting back into using watercolour and remembering its unpredictable and finicky tendencies. But I love how calming it is. How much fun it is to play around with colours and watch as they interact.
This card took me two tries. The first one didn’t turn out so well, but allowed me to get a feel for the way I wanted the colours to move. I find that, much like writing, the second drafts and those thereafter are much more refined.
I am hoping that eventually I’ll paint cards that I can sell on Etsy or in local stores. Cards that are heartfelt in their colours and messages. Because we don’t always have the time to make our own, but sometimes we want to show people just how much we care. And I believe that art can do just that.