Spring Spirit Logo Contest

This banner design is watercolor acrylic and pen. Teamwork—plant seeds, water, and magic! The contest’s objective was to capture the spirit of spring—hence the title, appropriate for children. I am thankful for this opportunity. #SCBWICANorthCentral #artofscbwica

“Whimsical”

#hangtenstories 257- Whimsical, “Relish whimsical memories, revel in passionate loves, shiver with braveries.” Medium-watercolor acrylic and pen.  

Time Print

“Time plods on, leaving its print, of wrinkles and silver hair blowing across sands that shift.” Edited from my Twitter post, #microprompt 598 PRINT. Pen & acrylic watercolor.

Lighthouse Warns

Lighthouse warns from seashore cliffs, “Avoid all harm, passing ships.” #hangtenstories 246– Seashore, posted on Twitter 8/4/17, ten-word stories. Painted in acrylic watercolor & pen.

Smiles and Violets

  “Smiles and Violets flash exquisite or invisible by distracted souls.” Edited from my post to #hangtenstories prompt #217-“Violet.” Pen & acrylic watercolor.  

Stubborn or Wisdom?

  #1linewed Stubborn–edited from my Twitter post on 6/19/17. “Even a stubborn mule can free itself if it uses wisdom for a tool.” Pen & colored pencil.  

Doodles Under Construction

   This project is for college age readers. A few “simple doodles” were requested by the author. Line drawing is one of my favorite styles.  

“Creation”

#TalesNoir prompt word during second week of May–“Creation” “Wet clay oozed between his fingers, spun with the wheel, and dripped onto the slab. Once day, this creation would reveal his name.”  

Weekly Poetry Challenge

Recently, I’ve entered a few poetry contests. To my surprise my heart loves it! One challenge was using only one-syllable words keeping under 200 count. My entry may be published in a book this year…Update will follow. The other was a group effort of double-line rhyme on Twitter #poetryst #grouppoetry there wasn’t any theme, two lines each, and assembled together to complete one…

New Year’s Resolution 2017

These thoughts–“I really must create a design for my brand,” or “There’s so many artists in the world how will my style compare?” or “Some artists have more schooling, training, and experience,” need replacement thoughts for this New Year. I choose– “Art is part of my being. Several years have lapsed, but I now crave…