After last week, I think the whole earth needs some happiness, so here is my Diva challenge for earth day.
Inspired by my favorite quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson:
Here are some other flower-themed pieces I have been working on for the last few weeks.
This one is made using an old cereal box. How perfect for earth day. I started by covering the box in masking tape and gesso. The original lines were made using Elmer's glue. Then I did quite a few watercolor washes. Then I sprayed it with workable fixative and added detail with acrylic paint, markers, gel pens, and india ink. For all of the time I spent on this, I think it is still not quite right, so I will put it aside for a few weeks and see if I can figure it out with fresh eyes. Any advice would be appreciated.
Finally, here is my tangled garden inspired by Cherryl Moote's book of the same name. I was fortunate enough to take a class from her at Retreat to Paradise. Joanne Fink also taught her Zenspirations Dangle designs class and I added some dangles to this piece. I just wish you could see all of the glitter in the pictures. I went crazy with the sparkle pens.