World Watercolor Month 2018 – Week 4 Recap

Here are the prompts from the last week.  There are still a few days  left to paint along for World Watercolor Month if you’d like to join us!

Day 22-Under The Sea, Octopus

Day 22-Under The Sea, Octopus – Tutorial from a Walter Foster book

 

Day 23-Furry Creature, Yellowstone Bison

Day 23-Furry Creature, Yellowstone Bison

Day 24-Monochromatic Mood, from a YT demo by Small & Simple

Day 24-Monochromatic Mood, from a YT demo by Small & Simple

Day 25-Christmas in July

Day 25-Christmas in July, Poinsettia

Day 26-Splashing Around, Chain Catshark

Day 26-Splashing Around, Chain Catshark, another painting inspired by a photo taken by my friend Libby, who enjoys Shark Week with my dear daughter-in-law, Maura

Day 27-Clouds in the Sky

Day 27-Clouds in the Sky – created with a paper towel rolled lengthwise

Day 28-Nature Hike, Bee

Day 28-Nature Hike, Bee

Again, here’s a little more info on World Watercolor Month and the mission to help young artists through The Dreaming Zebra Foundation.   This is a charity providing support so that children and young adults are given an equal opportunity to explore and develop their creativity in the arts.

Have a great weekend! See you soon to recap the last few prompts!

Bee, #WorldWatercolorGroup

As promised here is one of the creepy crawlies that I am not fond of observing up close – a bee.  I don’t know how accurate this one is to a real bee because I simply drew it without looking at a reference photo and am going with it.

Bee

Bee

I love what bees do for us and know how important they are in nature, but looking at every wiggling, twitching, alien detail is not enjoyable to me.  For that reason it was very easy to paint looser, something I want to do more of, so thank you, bee, for teaching me a lesson in loose painting!

National Craft Month

Did you know that March is National Craft Month? One of my favorite crafts is creating with my Cricut machine. Here are four of my favorite Cricut cards created for OWH with the thought that they would be perfect for children to receive.

There is nothing better than bee-ing with you!

There is nothing better than bee-ing with you!

Toadally in Love

Toadally in Love

Miss you Deer-ly

Miss you Deer-ly

Wishing you . . . A turtley awesome day!

Wishing you . . . A turtley awesome day!

They were cut with the Create-a-Critter cartridge, which has such adorable, endearing characters sure to evoke a smile. I just happened to have some punny stamps to go along with them too.