I'm back to my old self :) feeling thankful, creative and happy:) Thank you for all the kind words that I receive here. I love every bit of encouragement and enthusiasm that I get from blogland.
I am an animal lover and one of my dreams is to have a house with a big yard where I can keep many pets. Thankfully our children also have an affinity towards animals. I love every kind of pet except birds in cages. Somehow, I can never get used to the idea of keeping them in cages. For me, birds are meant to be free and flying in their natural habitat. So this page is one where I wish to see all birds free and flying high in their own world.
This piece is heavily textured. I did the piece in watercolor paper, added gesso, modelling paste and acrylic paints. The pink cherry blossom tree on the left has been created using real cherry blossom petals. I had dried and saved some from the flowers that my son gave me last month. After sticking them here I added acrylic paint to them. You can also see a real leaf on the top right side of the page. This page has become one of my favorites for the color and texture that I've added.
Last week I also created another journal. This one was made out of pattern paper and was gifted to a little friend for her third birthday. She and her family loved it and her Mom is reluctant to write on the journal for fear of spoiling it! I've to persuade her to use it now. There is something really wonderful about gifting handmade things. I was very happy to hear how much they appreciated it.
It has been a while since I have posted here. I was not super busy but my heart was not set to do anything constructive. Sometimes my mind is filled with negative emotions and thoughts like I'm not good enough or that I'm unable to accomplish anything worthwhile etc, etc.
Such thoughts pass through my head every now and then and so couple of days back I tried to analyze my mental struggles and realized that I have got bored with daily routine! Why shouldn't I feel happy about the peaceful, slow days that are gifted to me? Why is it so difficult for me to be content with the monotony of my days? I understand that I am not valuing the peace and calmness of the present. Such mood swings occur in me and only time replaces them with positive, happy thoughts.Now, I guess, I'm slowly coming out of my shell.(Writing this post itself is giving me a good feeling)
This is what I drew today. I did birds and drew triangles and squares over them. I used neo-colors and guess my colors have turned very dark. Next time, Yes I know I'm going to try this again I'll have to be more careful with them.
Thank you Denthe for sharing this great tutorial .
I'm linking this post to Kristin Dudish's Tutorial Try-Out.
These works are from Junelle Jacobson's " Bless This Mess" class that I'm currently taking. Junelle's first workshop, The Art of Wild Abandonment is one of my favorites classes that I've taken so far. If you love sketching and watercolors, flowers and sheep I strongly recommend her classes.
Mother's Day cards made by four year old's, of course with a little help from me..
Another birthday card that I made for my son's friend.
I am someone who loves almost everything that is related to art-be it writing, painting, crafts, music, dance; Yes,anything that can enliven my spirit.
I am originally from Kerala,India. Currently I live in the US.