Cards, cards, cards!
I mentioned that I work on cards during the Francelia Butler Conference - cards for friends and students. It's amazing how streamlined my process can be - even working traditionally. I purchased this wee watercolor kit and a brush that holds water in its handle. It's all I need!
Here's how it looks when its open. That and pencils/pens is all I used to create these... A drawing bear for our new teacher John, cornbread for Museum Director Jenine (who makes awesome cornbread), a croc to thank Julie for a great party, a painting dragon for Jennifer, a reading fairy for Ruth, a singing frog for Lisa (who loves frogs and karaoke), 'Mom Keys' for MJ who let me borrow her car, , and three cards for my students based on the stories they worked on all semester, Little Red Riding Hood for Andrea, a teacup for Deanne, , and the owl and pussycat's boat for Caitlin. I did one acrylic piece for Tina, an Appalachian Fairy, although I really don't prefer the medium (it was an experiment). I love making these cards every year. And I love that my little watercolor kit has moved me from black and white drawings to color. But even more, I love this new comfort level I've reached with watercolors. I attribute my MFA to finally getting me to this point - hand-made art!