Third Week Recap of World Watercolor Month

Charlie, the founder of Doodlewash and World Watercolor Month, has given us thought-provoking prompts this year; these are my interpretations for the third week. The paintings are not meant to be masterpieces. The point is to simply enjoy the process of painting and not worry about the end product so much.

Forgotten - Rain Gear
Forgotten – Rain Gear

It’s a horrible thing to forget rain gear when it is pouring!

Machine - Screws
Machine – Screws

Most machines are held together by these.

Spontaneous - Ice Cream Run
Spontaneous – Ice Cream Run

On the spur of the moment, hopping in the car to get some ice cream!

Soft - Pillows
Soft – Pillows
Favorite Scent - Magnolia
Favorite Scent – Magnolia

Magnolia flowers emit an exhilarating, heady floral/citrus scent. I wish we had a magnolia tree in our yard.

Wiggle - Bobber
Wiggle – Bobber

We spent many hours as kids watching bobbers wiggle around in the lake, and it was so exciting when the tail end went vertical!

Organic - Mushrooms
Organic – Mushrooms

It seems that people either enjoy the taste of mushrooms or dislike them immensely. I rather enjoy them. How about you?

Thanks for stopping by, and please be well!

World Watercolor Month is an annual global charitable event featuring the ultimate challenge of 31 Watercolors is 31 Days!  Artists around the globe come together to paint the world with beautiful watercolor and help raise awareness for arts education to get art supplies for kids who need them.  If you want to know more or help deserving children get art supplies, please check out the official WWCM website here.

Orchid and Magnolia Cards

I had the pleasure of spending last weekend at a crafty retreat with some talented ladies, which is always so relaxing, renewing, and productive.  However, we missed our friend Traci and hope she can join us on our next trip – hope you are feeling better, Traci!

Sometimes when I get home from these weekends I have a difficult time transitioning back into things because half of my supplies are still packed up, and I don’t know which direction to go – should I set up my work space for papercrafting or watercolor painting?  Before unpacking I decided to clean up my entire craft corner and in the process came across quite a few things I haven’t shared here yet, including these two cards.

Orchid card

The watercolor flower paintings on the fronts are totally CASEd from Pinterest (I believe one is a tutorial from The Frugal Crafter), and I remember being so excited when I finished them because they turned out so well. If I remember correctly they are the mixture of some Daniel Smith watercolors and Derwent Inktense pencils. Leave it to me to stick them in a dark corner of the craft desk and lose track of them. 🙂

Magnolia card

I’ve also been keeping a nature/travel sketchbook the last couple of months and am deciding whether or not to share some of those drawings and paintings here.  I have to say that I really like working in my little sketchbook and get lost in the process of really “seeing” things I’d never noticed before.

Hope you all have a great weekend and take time to “see” the little things, some of which are quite remarkable.  Hugs!

Magnolia

If you have ever smelled a fragrant magnolia on a steamy day in North Carolina, you will never forget it.  Its scent is described as lemony or citrus-like, creamy sweet with cherry undertones, and richly aromatic.  I don’t know about all that, but this delightful blossom certainly exudes romance and beauty.

Magnolia, Cary, NC

Magnolia, Cary, NC

On our travels each summer we stop for a night in Cary, North Carolina, where blossoming magnolias seem to be everywhere.  Last year I took this photo in Cary and painted it a few times until I was finally happy with this one.  I am fascinated by the Magnolia’s scent and beauty each year and fall in love with them all over again.  Maybe that is why they are thought of as a romantic flower!