We finally had our family Christmas on Sunday the 11th. On Monday I wrote my thank you notes. I made a special one for my 7 year old grandson, hoping he would take notice. He called today and he was so impressed! I got a big kick out of it! I had drawn with black ink the two presents that he had picked out for me especially. One was a new wallet. He had given me one the year before last and it was shot. he knew that and picked a new one. He also gave me a little cache pot with a young boy kneeling near a cross. I printed his note rather than using script.
Before I forget..My friend Polly who lives in Anacortes, Washington gave me the neatest "altered" book. It has 96 multimedia pages and was made by "slow art studio & bindery" on Lopez Island, WA . It also has two little pockets on the front and back inside covers. And look at the neat covers!!!
I also did a Zentangle for the first time in quite a while. I did it on a 4 x 6 card. The prompt was from Laura Harms at the "iamthediva.blogspot.com" website. It is Laura's 200th post and she asked us all to do a monotangle. We were to use just one design, our pick. I used a pattern called "Stiricles".
The card is sitting on a journal page that I am doing for Community Thrive, a new group I joined to learn more about journals, collage and art forms other than painting.
One of the two projects I started but haven't finished is a pen drawing of an impromptu music concert at The Clearing Folk Art School in Ellison Bay, WI a couple of years ago. I plan to finish it in watercolor. I think next time I will need to use a different pencil for the initial drawing. This one is too smudgy.
The reference below
And finally the last item this week. An oil painting of a mission church in Arizona just barely blocked in in some areas.
The initial steps of the painting, with the reference below.
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Have a good week and check the Zentangles and paintings done on the sites mentioned.