Out of the window, the sun is rising, its rays lighting up the snow, trees, and mountains. A warm mug of coffee or tea awaits inside a cozy space. It’s a new year with new opportunities. Send hope, serenity, support, and love to someone special with this mindful moment card. This illustration is a digital composite of my hand-painted papers.
Seven bold-colored precious gemstones grouped overlapping, the topmost in the shape of a heart. Three sparkle stars gleam from the red heart gem. The perfect card for the gemstone and jewelry collector or those who love a little bling in their life. Inside: Blank
I wanted to share my latest project, a mixed media painting. Six women, with opal, seashell skin, float with arms extended performing a water appreciation dance. Each has a green dress of a different pattern. Waves of water cross the canvas in horizontal lines. Seven bubbles are scattered throughout the water pattern. The painting was inspired by my participation in Global Water Dances 2021. Colors are values of green, blue, and white. Mixed media on Arches, 140 lb., 18″ x 24”, hot pressed, cotton, watercolor paper.
I just finished a new design for the Fall season. My goal was to capture with this digital composition of hand-painted paper the glow sensation our eyes see when the sun interacts with the turning color of leaves. It’s like color therapy for the brain.
I have a new birthday card design to share. Illustration of a café chalkboard with white words, blue, yellow, green, pink, orange, and red stars, and a cupcake with a candle. The candle creates the i in Special. Digital image of hand-painted paper.
Pebbles in the sand there are
Round because they’ve come so far.
At this time it feels so free
To be standing at the sea.
The beach stretches far and wide
Ready for the coming tide.
Treasures in the sand you wish
And there it is, one starfish.
– Connie Moore
Artwork is a digital photo collage of hand painted paper. Materials used: Liquitex, Heavy Body acrylic on Canson XL watercolor paper. Illustration created in Adobe Illustrator.
Remember as a kid getting your first firework sparklers and your mom yelling “Don’t run with the sparklers”! You’d watch it burn down to the end of the silver stuff and think (Oh man, it’s over already)?
What about Glow worms? When lit they oozed out … I don’t know what. You were left with these long, charred, cheese puff things. You saw the flames and smelled the smoke. Cool man!
July 5, on the ground lie little pieces of paper and red sticks from the — cover your ears — bottle rockets.
One year we did not have more fireworks so my dad lit a road flair in the back yard. We sat around and watched the awesomeness.
May watching bright colored lights give us strength.
Hi, For several years now I have been taking photos of the roses in my yard thinking some day I would put them to good use. The rose, being a historical flower, lends itself to a vintage look easily. For the designs I choose to use a fanciful type and border treatment with a rich, textured gold look.