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Make Way for Spring
This week in the studio I’ve been splashing color on blank mini canvases, watercolor paper, and art journal pages. Piles of colorful backgrounds made with inks, paints, and colored pencils are spilled across the table.
How can I add layers to create story art from these beginnings?
How can I make something that will make me smile and think spring as I wait for warm breezes, fresh cut grass, garden blooms, and the farmer’s market?
What are my favorite memories and moments of spring?
Don’t laugh. The first image that popped into my mind was ducklings. I blame Robert McCloskey. When I was a kid, his story and illustrations inspired me to try drawing a family of mallards. I gave up when my attempts didn’t even come close to what I saw in his art.
Today I DARE to TRY again.
Where to start? On YouTube, of course.
I think I can, I think I can…make way for ducklings…and goslings…
It’s been a WONDER-filled day learning about ducklings, goslings, cygnets and the artists who tell their stories with words and pictures. Now it’s back to the drawing boards, mini canvas, and art journal for me. I hope the paddling of ducklings inspires you to create today.
On my craft table:
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Today I included children’s books, art supplies, hints to upcoming projects, and adult fiction I want to read after finding Maeve’s ugly duckling quote. Enjoy!
Start with a blank canvas…
Find your spring inspiration and your color palette play begins…
These Gina K. Design ink cubes are perfect for today’s palette.