March is my month to get back into my art. I have challenged myself to practise sketching daily and to complete a painting every week. Last week an owl appeared. This week it’s been teddy bears – and a dragon or three, but they can wait.
Two Teddy Bear sketches were made in my A4 sketch book:
A plump Teddy Boy was quickly followed by an equally round Teddy Girl
I thought they had potential – so I went on and made another, smaller, sketch of the girl, which in turn, went on to become a watercolour painting. Here she is, about one third of the way through
Of course, being me, I forgot to record anything else til she was
Painted on an A5 sheet of 300gsm watercolour paper using watercolor paints, graphite pencil and white and black pens. The balloons are finished off with a little touch of the shimmery stuff……..
I then had some smaller prints made and turned them into cards. A fortuitous mistake by the woman at the print shop gave me a bonus close-up image
I’m also pleased to report that this week saw the completion of a wip that has sat in my basket for two years. I’d kind of forgotten about it for most of the two years. Two years!! (hangs head in shame) In the end it took ten minutes to finish the row of daisy stitches I had decided to do on the back yoke. This is my first garment made using Tunisian crochet and vaguely following a pattern in my how-to book. I am rather fond of the weave like texture you get from this technique.
The photo on the left is closer to the true colour.
I also framed the owl as a frame makes anything look better. Also, in my house it’s hard to capture anything without the addition of a few sparkles from a light catcher …….
Here’s Siddy caught watching something interesting on TV. Orlando doesn’t care about it.
PS If you can’t figure out which way is up on Siddy there is an explanation in my response to Tialys comment……….
So, that’s the second week of my March challenge completed. Thanks for coming by today, I’m happy that you did!