ATC’s

Australian Landscape is the theme for these trading cards I am posting out tomorrow.  Artist trading cards (ATCs) are tiny … they are miniature artworks about the same size as modern trading cards  2 12 x 3 12 inches (64 mm × 89 mm)

These 3 are inspired by local Mallee scenery and created with watercolour/inktense pencil and pigma ink pen.

Summertime drawing

I am fortunate that although I live in a very hot climate I have air conditioning and a pool…. finally getting some time to draw again after a very busy holiday season!  I had a great afternoon in a drawing workshop with Caroline Ellis.  I have never tried drawing an animal previously… so here is my first pastel and first animal drawing!

He certainly has attitude.  Long way to go but I enjoyed the challenge !

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Been a while

Over the past year I have been very busy with family and work finding little time for creative pursuits.  I have also injured my right shoulder making painting almost impossible at the moment.  Feeling a bit despondent I spent some time trying to work out how I could still have a creative outlet given my current situation.

And then I discovered a new and rewarding way to be creative in small spaces and in short bursts.  Zentangles!  some in the traditional format of a 3.5″ square, artist cards, and others on A5 and A4.

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I am having some serious fun with these and plan to submit some to a Canadian artist card exchange and others into the “Frameless” exhibition to be held at Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery in October.

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