Thanks for popping in.
Weathered the storm and went to visit my parents today.
Spent a lovely day with them. Never left the dining room.
Just drank tea, chatted and caught up all day.
Enjoyed it so much, I hope to do it again next week!
Plenty of trees in the roads;
major wind gusts.
But Storm Doris wasn’t too bad here.
I do hope you are all safe in the dry.
So today, what better things to procure from my stash
than a stormy leaf out of the Northern Lights Paper pad,
Love love love this set.
First things first.
Decide which direction the storm is headed on the paper,
and plant the tree accordingly, using Black Archival ink.
Add Doris’s fella.
He’s hanging onto his brolly for dear life here.
She’s got him in a right spin cycle!
Let’s ground him.
Just tear a sheet of copy paper and dab dab dab a dark grey ink along the torn edge, to create a background hill.
This colour Hickory Smoke has got some punch.
Now for a splash of bright.
This colour, Abandoned Coral, teams up very well with the paper.
Went for it and just smeared the edge of the ink pad
underneath the tree and shoes. Yikes!
Cut the paper back on all four sides, and used a Micron pen to drag out the tree roots and form a pathway for him...
Can you see the tornado in the distance?
Drag a Black Sharpie pen around all 4 sides,
and mount it on another sheet of the same paper,
lining it up in the same position.
Let’s ignore the tornado,
and pretend he is headed in the right direction, shall we?
Well, let’s say he’s headed toward the light,
and add a little white pencil...
Pergamano do a box of 12 white pencils, did you know?!
You can never have enough white pencils!
Here’s a lifetime supply!
I like it.
You can feel the pull of the wind in the picture, can’t you?
I wonder where he is headed?
As the verse so aptly stated:
Sometimes in the winds of change,
we find our true direction.
stay in the warm and dry if you can.
Love & Hugs,