Today has been one of those days when it doesn't quite happen as you expect it, the 'art' that is.
I had planned to do a little journal page and had this great idea about using the inks again. As it turned out, it didn't really go to plan. But rather than show you nothing at all, it bit the bullet and decided 'what the heck, I'll blog anyway'.
So here is my happy accident (not sure why you say that, I wasn't very happy at the time) in all her glory...
At least the colours are cute :)
She looks as if she's been at the wine :)
Ok, about the accident...
I had this bright idea that if I covered the (honestly) very lovely watercolour face in a 'protective' coat of matt medium, that it would act as a seal, and I could add ink on top (and dab away the excess). Well let me tell you, it doesn't work, hence the red face.
Oh well, live and learn.
It also seems I had inky fingers too (see the print on her face?)
So the only successful part in today's art (to me at least) is the colours. Love them. The indian inks really hold their pigments well.
Anyway, moving on to some exciting news...
I've entered my Madame Butterfly into a design competition for Talenthouse, on behalf of John Lewis (UK department store, quite upscale). I'm not sure that she'll win, but if I don't give it a whirl, I'll never know.
If you'd like to vote for my design (please, oh pretty please) you can click the link below the picture. Hopefully I'm enough of a techno head to at least get that right. please feel free to let me know if I've not done it properly.
In case you forgot her... here she is
So this is me 'giving it a whirl'