It’s raining steadily here in the south,
so my hopes are that it ISN’t up north.
Sad Saturday here.
Grace and Mark have both left and gone back to
New York and San Francisco respectively.
Back to work on Monday.
We had a great Christmas together.
No drama, no family fights.
Harmony and Love is all.
So now I must stay busy and not dwell on the empty house.
Probably just as well I am on HOCHANDA TV
tomorrow 2-4pm and 8-9pm
and Monday 9-10am 12-1pm 4-5pm and 7-8pm.
which will also give Dave a chance to take a deep breath
I’ve got a few nice demos lined up.
Here’s one of the Groovi demos I hope to get to tomorrow,
using the lovely new Holly Border.
You can buy her on her own,
or you can get three borders for the price of two.
Actually, there are two sets.
Rosy, Lily and Annabel too.
Let’s fast forward to the completed line art.
When you know what’s going on in the Gray household,
then this little piece of artwork takes on a whole new meaning.
Is she just arriving?
Or is she leaving, and just looking back at her home?
Either way she’s definitely not gone forever!
I will show you the layout and how to position all the elements during the show.
Used the soft side of the blue mat in the Starter Kit
to bring out the white work.
Actually made an interesting discovery quite by accident,
which I shall tell you about tomorrow....
I decided to just use a holly berry red pencil.
The Faber-Castell Polychromos are pretty special.
Instead of colouring in the holly around the border,
I decided to see what would happen if I focussed on the background instead.
Took a while, but well worth it.
Added a vibrant green to the leaves and the inner border.
Always working from behind.
But what colour to use in the background?
Here’s a grey colour.
But green’s quite good too.
And even light dotty blue is nice.
Mmmm.... not sure.
The jury’s out on this one.
What do you think?
It makes such a difference to the artwork!!
Pray do tell.
I haven’t stuck anything down yet;
waiting for you to inspire me!
Love & peace,