Do you ever feel that way? I remember one day in the car with husband and two youngish bickering kids, I closed my eyes and put my hands over my ears and wondered how Helen Keller got to be so lucky.
It was a fleeting moment.
Here is the bug that made me think of that moment. I drew him this week in pen and ink and then used colored pencils. This is in my latest Moleskine. The paper is the most wonderful receptacle for colored pencils. They were so fluid and blend-able. Makes me wonder exactly what the paper is.
This evening, I drew a butterfly, put some watercolor on it and then collaged paper all over it. The paper came from the 4th holiday catalog this month from Pottery Barn. I can’t believe that they can’t come up with a better advertising campaign than to send out un-requested catalogs but I guess it is keeping the printers and mailman employed. And that is a good thing. Hope the paper is recycled though!
I have never really liked doing collage (I have never really “understood” it altho’ I have liked many I have seen) but I had so much fun last week doing those faces I wanted to do more. Always good to push yourself, right!?
This butterfly is about 7″x11″. I wonder what a layer of beeswax would do to it…