Thursday, March 3, 2011

My New Hobby

I've always been fascinated with watercolor paintings. Especially those combined with pen and ink. While I've had watercolors in my studio for a few years now, I've never really taken the time to really get to know them. So I decided to change that.

I cut some watercolor paper to a smaller size, 2.5" x 3.5" or artist trading card size. I grabbed my watercolor paint palette and my water brushes and set up in my favorite chair in the TV room. I have been working on these in the evenings while sitting with the hubby.

This flower piece is the first one I did.

Next I tried a face.

And then another face.

I am hoping to continue with these a few nights a week and hopefully I'll continue to improve. As with most things I do, I really believe that the more I practice, the better and more comfortable it will get.

I'm not sure what I'll end up doing with these three ATCs. I may attach them to greeting cards, keep them in a file to compare my progress, or maybe I'll even give them away.

In other news. . .the Twelve by Twelve group is having a book release party. Our new book was offically "released" on March 1. I'm really not sure what it means to be "released", especially since the book became available before this date. Anyway, the party started yesterday (March 2) and will continue for twelve days. You can get in on all the fun, just head on over to the group's blog and leave comments on all the blog posts during the party days. All you have to do is answer the questions posed in each blog post and you will be entered to win. Each day you comment, you will have another chance to win. Yay!