Monday, 20 December 2010

Santa's and babushka's

Hi everyone

Gee that last week has just flown by and I have 3 days left of work before the Christmas break and then 2 weeks off. I'm really looking forward to relaxing and re-charging my batteries and I have a lot to do on the creative side - paintings to do and lots of art journaling. Hopefully the ideas in my head will translate to the canvas and paper, if not my blog will be devoid of pictures LOL.

My latest creative offering are a set of Santa Babushka dolls. My neighbour bought these a while ago and they already had the line drawing burnt into the wood so I was a bit restricted to how I painted them (do the eyes look a bit piercing to you?) I hope she likes them. I am not that good at painting on curved surfaces but I think they turned out OK.

I did do another doodle last night and I played around with my Souffle` pens too. I do love these pens for drawing on dark surfaces. They don't write a really fine line but that's when I combine it with a white or black pen for more detail.
So here is my doodle.  The scan below really didn't pick up the green colour pen I used but you can see it in the photo above. I started doodling with a white pen and then added the green. I kinda like it. The words just came out on their own.

 I hope you are all enjoying the lead up to Christmas; not too much stress, remember it's not about the presents or how clean and orderly your house looks, it is about connecting with yourself, your spirit, your family and friends and giving thanks for things we have that we can't see. 
Hence my quote for today.....
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
- Denis Waitley

Have a wonderful day


Janet said...

I'm sure the neighbor will be thrilled with the Santas. They look great.

And your doodle is amazing! I love the words you wrote around the edges.

I hope you have a Merry Christmas and enjoy your time off. Have some fun, relax, and spend some time painting and creating.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

The doodling is gorgeous Lee. I love the way the colour merges.

Enjoy your two week break.
Merry Christmas,
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Lee,
These santa's are great, I'm sure your neighbour will be thrilled with them!
Ah, the doodles are fabulous.

Lucky gal, two weeks off to play art, have lots of creative fun.
Merry Christmas,

Anonymous said...

Oh Lee..I love this post!

Your work is stunning! and what on earth are sufle pens? I have never heard of them before, until now...and what you did with them! I adore your doodling! well done!

thanks so much for sharing...and for stopping in to visit with me too!

ciao bella
Creative Carmelina

Ann said...

What a beautiful post, Lee. I love your thoughts and creations. The Santa set is great and wow, the doodles are fabulous! I hope your time off from work will be relaxing with plenty of time to create.

Serena Lewis said...

I'm not a fan of painting on curved surfaces either, however, you did a great job on the painted Santa set, Lee..they look great and I'm sure your neighbour will love them. No, I don't think the eyes look piercing at all.

LOVE your souffle doodles!!

Wonderful quote...and so true.

A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family, Lee.

Love, light and peace,

Eden said...

Lee, I don't know what to compliment you on first.....The outstanding job you did painting the Santa Babushka's or that SUPER CREATIVE artsy doodle you did!! Love the messages in it!!! Happy New Year :D

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