featured bugs and joy
This week I finished a painting I've titled “Pink Elephant”.
My sketchbook last Friday had a sketch of an elephant that inspired the mixed media painting above. I'm including my sketchbook page again here so you can see the sketch and the painting side by side. I liked the elephant's pose…
… I added the wine and umbrella when I did the final painting “Pink Elephant” because I've been reading about the Prohibition era. (Details of my reading and thinking over on my blog https://sueclancy.com/peanut-boater-and-pnw-poetry-prose-bugs/)
During another morning using my fountain pen and a water brush to smear the ink I drew a peanut shell safety helmet wearing hard working squirrel.
And on a rainy grey day I used the Portland Rain ink to draw a doodlebug.
And another day I drew a different doodlebug. I'm enjoying the patterns these bugs doodle.
On another morning I drew my coffee.
Another morning was a bad-news sort of morning so I drew a defiant joy.
On another day I used a separate small 3 x 4 inch piece of handmade paper, not in my sketchbook, to do this sketch below because it's cheerful. I happened across the blank sheet of handmade paper in a drawer so I drew on it because it was there.
I'm thinking I may make a mug with the dancing hippo and the cat and dog with flowers - such a mug would make me smile. We'll see…
I hope your day contains some joy!
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