Friday, June 22, 2012

Mint-Chocolate Chip Inspiration

I've had little time for art these past couple of weeks. It seems like most of the time that I have goes into cooking, or cleaning, or laundry or my son's baseball games - you know, life. This week's prompt for the Summer of Color - Ice Cream Inspiration challenge that I am participating was Mint-Chocolate Chip. Watercolors are delightful and fast so when I saw a photo of this little birdie on Pinterest, I decided to do a watercolor of him so that I could enter my post before my time was up. He made me smile when I was done.


“Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending
 beneath her, still she sings away all the same, 
knowing she has wings.” -Victor Hugo

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  2. oh, this is gorgeous. I love the little splats too! I want this little guy tattooed on me!

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  3. Thank you Daniele! Oh, my gosh! I just visited your blog (love it!) and I have the copies of Summerset Memories you were published in! I will pull them out tomorrow and look for you! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  4. Oh that really is amazing!! So sweet!!

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  5. You may be looking to be pushed, but you are a star in my dark night. An inspiration to gaze upon... you are truly blessed... wonderful, amazing, creative, and phenomenal.

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    1. Thank you so much Trish! What a sweet comment! You've made my day and put a smile on my face. Do you have a blog so I can go take a look?

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  6. I just adore this sweet little bird...xxx

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  7. Your bird seems to be ready to sing a sweet song...lovely!

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  8. Hi Paty, here I am loving this bird again! ...I came to answer your questions on my blog comment. Yes, I nearly always use cardboard as my canvas, even for really huge paintings. I often carve words or symbols into the cardboard too and paint around them. I have a few of those on my blog. I love adding dryer sheets. For last weeks SOC post I used broken styrofoam cups glued together, and a dryer sheet on top of them before I painted. This week, I just added that little bit of sheet to the top. You asked about the birdies, and that is tissue paper I got on a gift, and it makes the most beautiful layer in collages. The butterfly under the bird is al old magnet and you shows so well through the tissue paper! :D

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    1. That is so cool Daniele! I need to try a few of your techniques because I am all for saving stuff from the landfill. I need to look up your post from last week, I am curious about the styrofoam. We used to be able to recycle it here in Austin but the place closed down. Although we try not to buy anything that comes in styrofoam, my husband gets a medication over the mail that has to be refrigerated and it comes in these huge blocks of styrofoam and I have a very hard time throwing them away. The tissue paper is beautiful! Do you know where they bought it for you? Thank you for your response. I love your art!

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  9. Your bird is just precious - really well done. I want to hold it!

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  10. Thank you everyone for your sweet comments!!

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