Sunday, January 10, 2016

A Little Creativity...

Because... you know what?

 If I don't post it (or plan to, that's my strategy), I won't do it... 

 There's something about telling someone you're going to DO something

 that kind of "mentally" holds you to it... 

 So, here are a couple of things I've been up to in the last few weeks...

(That I can now post!)

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A while back, I wrote about Miss Sadie Waters (click here for the link)

on my other neglected blog, A Graveyard Rabbit in Southeast Missouri...

A lot happened after that post, "re-Sadie"...

She "introduced" me to someone (well, she did, honestly!)

who also had an interest in her...who had done her doctoral dissertation on Sadie

and her art, actually, after finding long forgotten artworks in a Virginia thrift shop.

Long story.

Connections were made... and I received more photos and information from my

new friend. (A novel, based on Miss Sadie Waters' brief but interesting life, is also in the

works...I will share more information on that when I have it...)

So, thank you, Miss Sadie. 

Above is a photo (greatly enlarged, and taken from my computer screen,

so please excuse the quality...) of a miniature portrait on ivory by Sadie...

I used it as the inspiration for my watercolor of a little "Santa Lucia" girl

 (with her Tomten friend...)

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Following is my "work-in-progress"...

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Initial pencil sketch...
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First watercolor washes...

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Adding details...

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Touches of shimmery metallic gouache to finish...

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Ta-da! I turned it into cards and magnets on Zazzle...always fun!

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You know how I said I wasn't doing any more Fairy Houses?

Never say never... ;)

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Thank you to my husband, who does the roofs...

Much, much more "particular" than I...

(He cuts EVERY "shingle" precisely!)

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Finished!

This house went to a little girl in Michigan...

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Leo looks a little perturbed, doesn't he?

Could it be that he is disgusted that I still have Christmas up?

Or the aftermath of a Catnip Party?

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Tallulah, "post-catnip".

That's all for now...two posts, in just a few days...can you believe it?

Have a wonderful week, all, and be creative!!

(Tell me about it...then you will DO it!)

Love,
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8 comments:

  1. Sounds like Sadie's life story would be an interesting one.

    By the way, I want to move into one of your fairy houses. This one looks perfect. I love the little dormer! Are you still using the bird house gourds to make them?

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  2. That is absolutely true. When you tell someone, you are committed. That is the way to get things done. Today, after a month off, I will post, or maybe tomorrow, but definitely this week, and absoluteltly within 30 days or a year. .

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  3. Your work is just breathtaking. I love your fairy houses and they are all so beautiful and your paintings too. Those sad eyes look like they need some tender love.

    Have a great week.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  4. Love your sweet post..
    It's beautiful
    Blessings and smiles X

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  5. Love your painting. Interesting to see how it develops through the different stages.

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  6. You do amazing work..I love the Faerie houses..."T" looks out of it!!

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  7. Anne I was so Glad to hear from you again and see that you're back in the Land of Blog and that you ARE STILL CREATING FAIRIE HOUSES! Yay! Don't ever quit Creating them becoz you Truly have a Gift of great magnitude and I just want to shrink like Alice in Wonderland and go take a peek inside! Or perhaps even move in! It is Enchantment at it's best and how Fantastic that your DH gets involved and does the Roofing! Will be looking forward to more Posts from you in 2016!? Dawn... The Bohemian

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  8. BTW... I too still have Christmas up! So I'm Glad to hear I'm not the only one languishing in my inertia... Ha ha ha Dawn... The Bohemian

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