Saturday, March 16, 2013

Working in “Art of Spring” Class

I know it’s like second-nature for so many people, but I am 65 and never in my life thought I could sketch or make art, really. So, the “Art of Spring class” with Junelle Jacobsen is opening a new world for me. It’s not “fine” art but it is whimsical and fun, and though I am not excellent at the projects, it’s just amazing to me that I can do ANY of it. Here is some of the work from the last couple of days.

I did not originate “the idea” for these sketches—the class provided the inspiration.

sketching bunnies 1 Mar 2013

From my sketch book (Me? a Sketch Book? this is crazy). These little bunnies were inspired by the work of another member in the class—hers were so adorable, I had to see if I could sketch some similar cuties.

duckling sketchduckling sketch in art journal book

Sketched the practice duckling into my “art journal” (a second copy of Purpose-Driven Life, made into an art journal).

duckling sketch in art journal book water color

Water colored the sketch.

water colored duckling sketch in book art journal

Finished with pen work and splatters.

This is the beginning of an art journal layout—I will finish out the two pages and post the finished product, but this is where I am right now.

This class has come at a good time for me, as it is cheerful and bright and renewing. I need this right now! It is a blessing, really.


Linda said...

Wow Barbara. This is fabulous. The sketches are so cute, and I know what you mean when you say that you can't believe you are actually sketching. I'm 60 years old and never thought I would be doing and learning some of the things that I am doing right now too. Keep at it, and I'm sure you'll continue to do well. I'm enjoying watching your journey. Linda E.

Junelle Jacobsen said...

Love...just love them!

Thank you for being such a wonderful inspiration in our class and having the moxie to just jump in and have fun!


Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Moxie is a great word!!!! Love the comment and love that about you!!! These are ADORABLE!!!! Love the water coloring too! Fabulous!