It's time to celebrate L-O-V-E. Especially this year. I am ready for hearts and flowers (and chocolate).
This is Dickens. I made him to list in my etsy shop for Valentine's Day (and I am running late on that particular goal) but I think a red monster with a big grin works for the entire year, right? He has little beaded teeth that were so much fun to sew on. I felt like a monster's dentist.
Dickens has a little red heart button on his tail.
This is Buttercup. She's a Valentine gnome. I added pompoms and heart buttons. She also has a heart on her backside, because if you're a Valentine gnome, you can't have too many hearts. She's in my etsy shop awaiting adoption. :)
This is Geneve, the cat. Before I painted her, I covered the little canvas in torn scrapbook paper and tissue paper. I also used a fine crackle on her face, and gave the painting an antiqued finished. She's in my etsy shop.
This little Frida painting is headed to my etsy shop. I used tissue paper in the background and origami paper for her dress. This was the first time I played with my new Inktense pencils, and I love them. (Now, of course, I want the bigger set.) You draw with the pencil, then go over the lines with a wet brush, and it brightens the color and creates a wash effect. Best thing is: when it dries, you can go over it with other paints, etc., and it doesn't bleed! I covered her in my second favorite art supply: gel medium (thank you, Art Supply Goddess Anne for introducing me to that!).
Frida looks a little serious, but that's because holding on to love is serious business.
But hold, we must!