I woke yesterday too early with an idea that kept nagging at me to get up.
As many of you know, I am not to keen on the business end of things. I know I am so lucky to have Wally's support in this. My commitment to my art has intensified his own and he is devoting stolen time from home improvement to his oil painting which is so good for him.
Anyway, my idea was to make some artist trading cards- ATC's as they are known-
inspired by the mixed media bird drawing I did in the previous post-
to give away to those of you who would care to leave a comment at the bottom of this post with your email address that I can send you one- FREE of charge.
Yes! I just want to say thank you. Thank you for following my adventures in creativity and the encouragement it gives me to have you regularly checking in. There are about 20 of you. Surprise me and leave a comment and your email so that I may get your mailing address.
I would love to do this for you.
So many people get up early to see the a beautiful dawn like this.
I was mesmerized by the growing light
and the colour it brought
Muji kept me company by the window
as the clouds flamed
to an amazing orangey pink
and the sun finally came up lighting the stage as people drove to work. Wally was long gone.
Looking southeast down the deck a short while later, the clouds clearing
By mid morning I had my ATC's drawn out: Birds and Tudor Roses
on 98lb./160g Canson mixed media paper
Instead of drawing the divisions, I lightly scored them with a knife.
You can see the beautiful Platinum pen I drew these with (without a pencil guideline) in pigment ink.
This was the progress I made by early afternoon. I will show you this finished sheet tomorrow.
Please consider signing up. I would like to thank you with one of these little cards, signed and dated.
I will keep this offer open through Valentines Day
let's call it a little mid-winter love offering.