4 x 6" ZIA on my first eco-printed paper
my "audition" piece
trying out a bunch of colored fine liners, colored pencils and markers
This week, Canada celebrated Canada Day and here in the U.S. we celebrated Independence Day. Laura challenged us to create a tile that celebrates home.
Yesterday was my birthday and I'd arranged to have a couple of extra days off this week. It was cold and overcast and I was perfectly happy to spend the day at home with Aimee doing what I love, drawing with a cup of tea (later on, a glass of wine) and watching BBC/PBS Mysteries. I'm currently on season 8 of The Murdoch Mysteries, a Canadian TV series. Somewhat apropos since I am Canadian, born on the 4th of July;-)
On Monday I made my first Eco-printed paper (some of the results below). When I read the Diva's post yesterday morning, it was the perfect prompt to put pen to my new paper, created by my local flora. The entire drawing experience was "Home" for me.
The urge to eco-dye was presented to me few months ago whilst oogling these remarkable images from Margaret Bremner's blog, The Enthusiastic Artist where she generously led us through her first attempt. I was amazed at the beauty of the artwork that resulted from the gorgeous organic colors and shapes that emerged from the paper alone. I put it on my back-burner To Do list and decided my birthday week stay-cation was the perfect time to take the plunge.
I spent my last two work days collecting all manner of leaves and wild-flowers on my walk to and from the bus stops, including a short detour through Golden Gate Park. I work at a gourmet market with a lot of fresh flowers so I asked one of the florists to save me any trimmings/culls thus ending up with a great pile of foliage all total, most of which I can't name. The best results came from the Eucalypus leaves and some lovely magenta wildflowers I gathered on my short walk from my apartment to the cafe around the corner.
This is the one I finally got the nerve to draw on for the Zia above:
the first reveal
I can't even describe the joy I felt opening up my packets of paper
pretty cool huh?
sepia dip pen on a water-colored tile
Joey's taking a Summer break so she's lined up some guest bloggers (mine appears next week). I was delighted to see this one from Ilse at Zentangle Zoo. I love Auraknot yet rarely use it. Great challenge!
Here are the results of this weeks "92 Days" daily drawing prompts from the Facebook group Tangled and Journaled, Too!
Rewind day was a chance to revisit a favorite.
I loved the Text prompt so I did it again.
It's sort like black-out poetry
Thanks so much for stopping by! Your thoughtful and generous comments delight and inspire me;-)