Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Watercolor & Cards & Permit

Every time I thought about working with watercolor paint I got a little nervous. I mean if you make one little mistake the piece is basically no good. Well that's how I felt about it. Now with acrylic paint that's a different story, it's pretty easy to cover up a boo boo. I really wanted to work with watercolor paint some more and try to face that little fear, so that's what I have been doing. I previously posted a few other watercolor pieces and then jumped right into two more. The more I work with it that fear isn't so bad anymore. I just got to remember to just let the paint go with the flow and it's ok if it runs a little bit into the next color or drips where it's not supposed to. Don't know if that's the right way to think about this medium, but in the end I'm feeling more comfortable with it and like the results. Also with these new pieces I'm trying not to add too much of a black/dark fine edging around the subject with paint or pen or none at all. I like the softness without it.

Girl With Blue Hair. 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. I have this one for trade in a group I belong to. 

Girl With Gray Hair. 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. This one is available in my Etsy shop

I'm also working on some miniature blank cards with envelopes. You won't be able to actually mail them by themselves, but thought they would be nice to hand deliver them or tuck them in another card or gift bag. They will have a matching sticker to seal the envelope. Smaller sizes will be available and probably a square format because some of my photos are cropped square. Sorry for the bad photo, wanted to quickly show you. Also this was a test run so the final results will look much better. 

And last but not least. My oldest son Alex who is 17 (18 in Oct.) recently got his driving permit. OMG!!! I'm so nervous and I'm not the one teaching him, that would be my hubby's job. 

Can't believe how fast he grew up. Now my youngest son is 16 and by law he can get his permit now, but my law says he has to wait until he's 17, plus he said he wasn't ready right now anyway. Yes! My parents had that same rule when I was a kid and before I turned 16 I fought with them, it wasn't fair...blah...blah...blah, but when I finally did turn 16 I actually didn't feel like I was ready for that responsibility. So I waited until I was 17 to get the permit and then 18 for the driving license. I always said that the same rule would apply to my children. I know accidents can happen at any age, but I hope by making them wait until they are a little older makes a difference. 

I'll be back later today with a picture of Phillip from yesterday and today.  

Catch ya later.  


  1. Watercolors are great, but they can be difficult when they want to go their own way, LOL! I think I like oils best for the working time, but they take so long to dry.

  2. Hey Roxanne ;o) I'm glad you are having less fear with watercolors! I am really liking your creations ;o) I agree, very pretty and soft ;o) The little cards are a great idea ;o) Your mind never stops thinking! LOL! Congrats to your son!! I still can't believe you have kids this old!! You are a spring chicken to have these kids!! Big Hugs ;o)


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