Brightly colourful

©Angela Porter - Artwyrd@aol.com

Finally!  I manage to stay awake long enough on a weekend to colour this one in!  School has been wiping me out. I have been drawing outlines for a short while in the evenings, but I certainly don’t have the time I used to. As I am more alert than I have been for a while, I hope to get more art done today.

I really needed to do some art too.  It relaxes and calms me.  Four weeks back at work after a prolonged absence last year has seen me increasingly tired.  I have lessons to learn about pacing myself and not pushing myself so hard or being so hard on myself.  There are many more lessons that I need to learn too.

I am so glad, however, I have found my creative ‘mojo’ once again.  May it long continue!

It’s also only a few days until Color Me Calm and Color Me Happy are available for purchase.  It’s really exciting for me!

Arty Nouveau Saturday

It’s not so rainy here, but it’s still grey this morning.  I’ve still not managed a decent length sleep and feel like my eyes are crossing whenever I relax!  Still, I’ve been kind of busy with arty pursuits, and exploring Art Nouveau.  These are my latest explorations…

I love the organic, flowing lines and the stylised forms.  The roses are part of a bigger work, one where I’d tried out coloured pencils as well as watercolours, but I’m really not at all happy with the coloured pencil part!

The black outlines in the top picture are worked using a 0.35mm Rotring technical drawing pen, in the roses a black Sakura ‘Glaze’ pen was used; it’s glossy, raised line makes the image more like stained glass.