Sunday, October 24, 2010

No Excuses Watercolor Sketch Kit

This is such a cool thing! Watercolor artist Laure Ferlita has a wonderful little video on her blog about how to create this simple, 'take with you' watercolor sketch kit using water soluble colored pencils and a water brush. Brilliant.

Thanks Laure!
Be sure to look at her whole blog as well as her Imaginary Trips site. How fun.

Today we're getting our first real storm and its a doozy! My little wild kitty friend, Jasper, wasn't on the back porch waiting for breakfast as usual - it was a wet mess. So I was worried about him, until I opened the front door to find him out there instead! Smart little guy, switching his 'waiting place' to a drier spot. Why on earth he won't just tuck in inside the house at night in this weather is beyond me. He goes somewhere nearby that's safe and dry and just shows up to eat. So I guess he's OK, but you know how it is when you're a 'mom'- you worry.

I hope to finish up a commissioned project today (which I probably won't be able to show), then am onto the next one. I'm doing several pieces for people to give as Christmas or 'other occasion' gifts, and can't show them because, well, someone might see them. If you would like to have me do a piece, I can still work in a few more in time for the holidays. People are doing candy, still lifes of food, and some with objects that have special meaning. They can be small or large, and done to work with a room's color scheme or whatever you like. Just send me an email and I'll be happy to work with you on your idea.

Stay dry everyone ~
Go Giants!!!!


Laure Ferlita said...

Thanks for sharing the video, Paula!

Forrest said...

Wonderful idea thank you for sharing the video.