I hope everyone is having a good month. I happen to l-o-v-e February! Not particularly fond of Valentines Day, but I simply adore all the decorations and uses of pink and red. This is the month I stock up on just about every Valentines inspired paper product, glitter, vintage doll head, and anything with hearts and wings that I can use all year round. For some reason February is a entire month of treasure-troves and amazing finds for me.
My second favorite decorating season is Easter! I just go bonkers at the cute bunny decorations!! And the Peeps!? How adorable are Peeps?! I'm thinking of creating some type of artwork using Peeps. :)
This month I have been sketching. It's been a while since I just sat and sketched. I found that when I stay away from sketchbooks and art journals...my drawings come natural. When using a sketchbook or art journal I often feel pressured and find myself sitting and staring at the thick blank book. I soon loose any desires to draw or doodle. I purchased a pack of loose sketch paper. The sheets are just a bit bigger that an actual blank piece of computer paper. Just having one sheet of paper on my table and a pencil or pen, I was able to sit and draw for an hour or so completing a sketch.
Still obsessed with Marie Antoinette, I sketched out a whimsical version of Marie en Masquerade...complete with bird in her wig. This is just my rough sketch. I had to get my idea on paper...QUICK. I'm deciding on what kind of surface I would like to have her on...wood panel or canvas. Suggestions? I'm definitely adding some of Valentines treasure-troves to the finished piece.
Let me know what you think...
Until next time!