Today I'd like to share a few of my watercolor projects that are currently "in progress." It's really exciting (to me) and I hope you enjoy looking at my unfinished business.
This particular watercolor was a special request from an old high school friend. She wanted the quote, "I left my heart in San Francisco" with a bit of Jackie flair added. I apologize for referring to myself in third person but Jackie's gotta do what Jackie's gotta do.
Anyway, to come up with ideas I tend to sketch stuff out on whatever random bits of paper I have on hand until something cohesive sticks. In this case, "random bits of paper" was just normal paper.
|My husband just asked me what happened to all the printer paper.|
After messing around a bit, I eventually came up with the final version here:
|Let's hope my painting skills are better than my photography skills.|
|Hmmm. The bridge doesn't look to sturdy. I sure hope there isn't another earthquake.|
Aside from creating custom orders, I've been working on some cutesy watercolor designs and patterns to eventually start a iphone case and/or fabric line. Currently, I'm working on mini ice cream cones because they have less calories than the regular size.
|It's all you can eat.|
All that ice cream made me crave more sweets. So I decided to paint a cupcake for giggles. Although I did not giggle once while painting it. It turns out cupcakes aren't that funny of a dessert. Not compared to say, flan.
|I hope those mini ice cream cones left you hungry for this GIANT CUPCAKE.|
After all that dessert, I felt sick to my stomach and thought the best remedy would be to paint multicolored feathers. Although my husband thinks these look like leaves. I'll combine the two and call them fleas.
|Ah, the beautiful fleas of Autumn.|
Finally I decided to play with my original watercolor, Fancy Flamingos and turn it into a pattern. I think this would make a cute fabric for a child's room or as wrapping paper don't you?
|How many flamingos does it take to screw in a lightbulb?|
And there you have it! These are the projects I've been working on lately to keep the old creative juices flowing. I've also heard that juicing helps to keep the creative juices flowing but I don't own a juicer. So this will have to do.
Adios! Until the next post.