Tag Archives: pen and ink

The Color Wheel

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Sure, the color wheel is Art 101, but knowing the it really is the backbone of everything, well, color. Art, fashion, interior design, how to coordinate your car’s interior and exterior. And it’s lesson #1 in the book Creating Art at the Speed of Life by Pam Carriker. I’m working my way through the exercises in this book, though not particularly speedily.

Watercolor and acrylic paint, micron pen

The Spark

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What sparked this revelation that perhaps I like a different kind of art? The kind that did not involve a needle and thread? It started with a chance comment from a friend on Etsy. A fellow Etsian was offering a Leap Year project for $20 to make an art journal with a prompt every day in the year 2012. I didn’t do every prompt, and in fact, probably stopped seriously participating by the end of the summer. But still the fire was lit.

The picture above was from the January 26 prompt “illustrate a dragon” to commemorate the Year of the Dragon.