Saturday, February 25, 2017

Wedding Card - Japanese Kanji

While searching for wedding card ideas I came across the Japanese tradition of gift money or goshugi. A quick google search revealed all sorts of elaborately decorated gift money envelopes, some with kanji (Japanese characters) and some without. So, I decided to break out my watercolor brush (totally the wrong brush) and take a stab at creating the symbol for LOVE. Unfortunately I didn't find this great video until after I was finished. I think mine is a little top heavy but it will have to do. As you can see from the closeup I used watercolor paper, a mica spray and really small pearl accents for the cherry blossoms.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Stuck?! Layout #2 (Feb)

For this month's second sketch from Stuck?! I used a photo from a ride we did in Palm Springs last month. It was quite chilly when we started but we were grateful to have a sunny day after heavy rains the night before.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Serendipity Sketch - February 2017

For this month's sketch from Miyuchi I used two photos from Christmas that were taken at a local bowling alley. Not having been bowling in over 20 years it was a lot of fun and I was amazed by how much the technology has changed with respect to scoring, automatic bumpers, etc. Great fun!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Stuck?! Layout #1 (Feb) - Horses

If you haven't been to a horse race it's really a fun experience even if you're not a gambler. All of the sights and sounds are like nothing you've ever experienced and it's really affordable and family friendly. Here are a few pics from our trip last weekend for this month's first sketch from Stuck?! Sketches.

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