Exactly. What shall I call this post? Or now, it has become, “I shall call this post What?” I have hamsters living in my head this week, really, I do! I am doing (or trying to do), so many different things all converging together, that I might just be losing the plot(s)…
I love spreading colour around on paper. I love overstamping that color and/or doodling on it. I love using the white pen to make highlights… I love creating a character and now that I am sketching aswell, I am drawing characters too! I know, right? Can you believe it? Me, drawing a Zetti-person (I say person, because I can’t decide if he/she is a boy or a girl…) – just sayin’!
So, whilst I was waiting in the Test Centre for Nick today, I drew this Zetti, now known as What? It’s rather amazing to me and I also wrote alongside it, “It’s very surprising what you can draw when you give your imagination free rein + forget the rules…” You see, I sort of get the zetti, but I never fully embraced it before. Now I think I do get it, if only for this one single character, What?
This month’s theme for Sketchbook Challenge is “Highly Prized”. I can now address this issue because this spread represents all the arty things that I cherish:
- Technicolour background washes using Neocolour II watersoluble oil crayons – Julie Prichard introduced me to the joy of Neos last year when I took “Layer Love” with her.
- Using my own handcarved stamps for backgrounds, etc., which I learned to do with Michelle Ward on one of the Street Team Crusades.
- Drawing faces and whimsical peeps, which I learned through Tam’s amazing online course last October.
- Making my own journals which I have learnt from Kelly Kilmer and also Teesha Moore, not forgetting the lovely books I made and gifted after JP’s Supernova class.
I cherish all the wonderful people who have influenced and inspired me, read my blog and encouraged my artistic endeavours. I prize very highly all that I have learnt and continue to learn because I am an art blogger. You are all very special to me and when people ask me who my friends are, I think first of those of you who daily enrich my life – fellow-bloggers and artists – we have so much in common and aspire to inspire and nurture. That’s why I continue to blog and comment and join in with challenges, swaps, groups, etc. And that’s what I prize, very highly… that part of my life that is just for me! 😉