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!
A soft puff of air
Cold as light with the warmest sigh.
It’s been snowing a lot lately…
It’s about time to start writing my wedding thank-you cards, so I’m warming up by practicing my watercolouring. Jerry the cat proves to be good inspiration.
“Is this me?”
As always, the mountains inspire.
My trusty palette.
So it’s a bit early for anything Christmas-related, but I’ve already started making my Christmas cards. I always try and make them by hand, since I really enjoy the process, and I feel that a nice card becomes a present in itself.
Most of my cards will probably be Jerry -inspired. I swear I’m not a crazy cat lady.
Last year I wasn’t in the best of places due to stress and work, so I barely made any. I regretted it as I gave my Christmas gifts. I felt that something was missing.
This year I’m in a much better place. And it shows through the fact that I’m already working on cards and that I’m so excited (rather than daunted) to make them all!
I definitely have been busy, especially with the wedding coming up in just a couple months, but I’m still finding time to work on my projects. It’s a great feeling. And starting early will give me enough time to make them all (hopefully).
I wish for positivity and happiness for all of you. And if you don’t have it right now, I hope it comes to you soon.
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.
Still looking for the secret to balancing life. Got any leads?
Fluttering rapidly through life.
Been busy, as usual. Haven’t been writing as much as I was hoping I’d be able to. I do have a short horror flash that I’ll be posting before the end of the month, though. In time for Halloween!
In the meantime, here’s a quick sketch and painting I did. Sketch paper and watercolour. Around 10 minutes.
A quick painting I did not long ago. Having fun with the colours.
Enamoured by the muted colours from the mountain top.
The calming end to a vivid day. My heartbeat slows to the soothing of my soul as the sun sets with a mother’s smile.
Came across this bird on the internet. Fell in love with its beautiful plumage. Such gorgeous tail feathers. So I did a really quick sketch, and brief watercolour overtop.
On sketchbook paper, about five minutes.
Weary wings from a long journey home. Rest and rejuvenate on the scent of blossoming life.
A bit overwhelmed with work and life these days, so a short post and a recent painting. Two weeks until vacation.