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Peonies are blooming! 🌸 There is such loveliness to have the subject surrounding me as I create. When I draw from life I believe the artwork holds a bit more freedom and movement - like a dance happening on paper. 🌸 It took me years to become comfortable drawing from life vs drawing from a photograph. I went from being completely terrified to completely in awe as I stretched those muscles to see and do new things. Well, with the joy of art flooding through me, I want to share some of my secrets about drawing nature’s beauties from life. A very special class will be held next month. So excited! More details to come.
Delicious art time adding color to the lovely Laburnum. 💛 The day you plant the seed is not the day you eat the fruit. Be patient. Be humble. Keep moving forward and know that all this hard work you're putting in day in and day out WILL produce the results you've been looking for. Your time is coming. Do not give up. —Fabienne fredrickson
Sometimes it’s good to let go of control and go with the flow. 🖌 Still using my favorite pens, I’ve brought a new paper to my art table. A delicious handmade paper. But this lovely paper is teaching me some lessons. The texture of the paper is more than I’m used to working with. The stroke of the pen doesn’t flow the same way. The paper eats the ink up. Control of the outcome is lost. I’m learning a new flow. The flow that the paper is now the one in control and my hand is just the tool. Value is built up differently. This paper asks for the result to be softer. Gentler. Lines are asked to be lost. It’s good to try new tools so you can keep learning & growing. [Part 3]
Paper choice makes a difference. ✍🏼 I very much like having control over the pen as I draw. The completed piece already envisioned. Every line is purposeful. Well, at least this is the way it happens until you try a different paper. 🌱 I think it’s wonderful for an artist to keep trying new tools. Why? I’ll tell you next week. 🤓✍🏼 [Part 2] . P.S. In my stories find a beautiful photo of this art. Touch the screen to pause. Take a screen shot and you have a lovely wallpaper for your phone. May you be inspired. 💜😍
Growth happens when continually using the same tools. 🌱 Each artist knows the paper they love to use with their favorite tools. So many choices to pick from. My favorite is a 140 lb cold press canson paper. Just the right amount of texture that brings pleasure as the pen glides over the paper. The more you work with your favorite tools the more control you find yourself holding. 🌱✍🏼 [part 1]
This goes in the mail today to @inspiredsurfacedesign! Thank you to everyone else for participating in the fun! I’m delighted to make your day a little brighter through art. Have a lovely Wednesday 🌲
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