Friday, December 15, 2017

Winter days...

have hit, even though it's not exactly winter, per se...  been chilly here in middle Tennessee!

I've been making cards and even have a commission! Yay.  Just wanted to share my latest, as it incorporates my newest endeavor - watercolor. I've been learning a lot from a Youtuber who goes by the name of the Watercolor Misfit and she is an awesome teacher. You can find her here: Watercolor Misfit

And here is my latest card and watercolor creation.

I found the inspiration for this on Pinterest, and had it sketched and painted before I found out there is actually a rubber stamp for it! So, yeah, I have that stamp on order. But it was fun to get it sketched and painted. I've some decent supplies on order that should be in Saturday, and hopefully will be able to start my first official course with the Misfit to learn more watercolor techniques.

This one done on commission from my wonderful hubby - for a co-worker and his wife. Not a good picture of it, and I'm having such trouble with the cheap watercolor paper I have. I can't wait until my good paper arrives - hopefully very soon!

I did get into my trains this past week, in spite of an oncoming flu bug.

I decided to put them on narrow shelves above my computer.  This is the Flying Scotsman and the Hogwart's Express, as well as a little toy train my daughter gave me from the Rainforest Cafe at Nashville's own Opry Mill's mall at the new Opryland. Most know that Nashville is known as the Country music capital of the world, but did you know that Nashville is also home to the Barbershop Harmony Society, which is the Barbershop Quartet music folks?  So awesome to live in the Nashville area!  Speaking of music, once Christmas is over, I hope to be getting back to my piano lessons as well as the mandolin and violin (remember the purple violin?) once I can get all the decorations off the piano!!

And, as everyone who knows me knows, I dearly love barbershop music!  I wish I had the voice to do this, and even sing a Capella again.  They have classes... maybe someday I'll get down there for it.

Minecraft. Ah, I've not had much chance to do this of late with the holidays, but I have been following Direwolf's Season 9 let's play and downloading his worlds.  I so love his modpack.  So chock full of great mods and easy for beginners.  Interested? Check him out here: Season 9

Anyway, that's all for now. Back to my cards and art!