Not sure what led me to start sorting through the memory drawer yesterday…I didn’t know a drawer could hold so many things! And there are two more to go!
I know we’ve saved other shoes from our baby-girl-now-24’s growing-up years, but this pair is a family favorite. I taught her to say “ma-gen-ta” when we got these (I guess she was around two or so), and boy, she told everyone she had ma-gen-ta shoes. It was the sweetest thing.
I’ve never tried to draw a pair of shoes before, but I couldn’t resist a quick sketch of these with my “ma-gen-ta” watercolor pencil (Derwent non-Inktense). Just a quick one to remember the moment:
Then, to cheer myself up: flowers!
This is the photo I took a couple of months ago that was the inspiration for the painting. I love to buy flowers and make my own arrangements. There’s nothing like fresh flowers to bring positive energy to a space:
For the background for the painting, I took a piece of ivory lace, painted parts of it with Inktense and non-Inktense Derwent watercolor pencils, then used a few Tombow markers to color through, with the lace acting like a stencil. You have to hit the Tombowed areas pretty fast with water to fade the spots out, especially since the palette I have is so bright. I thought it looked nice once it was faded out, though.
Here’s how the lace turned out:
I am enjoying every second I can grab with an art supply in hand! Are we thanking God for a Spring Friday? Woot! I hope you set your inner artist free this weekend and make something beautiful. I’ll be looking forward to seeing it! Happy Weekend, everyone!