Hey, you watercolor artists out there — and all of you who have ever thought you might like to dabble in watercolor — did you know that July is World Watercolor Month? I’m posting my entries for the first four days’ prompts below. But entrants do not have to follow the prompts. It you’d like to paint anything at all in watercolor, you can post it on any social media sight with this hashtag — #worldwatercolormonth — and it will be connected to the main gallery that records everyone’s entries. If you’d like more information on participating — which is totally free by the way — just hop over to the Doodlewashsite and check out the details.
Here are my entries so far:
DAY 1: REJOICE
DAY 2: TEXTURE
DAY 3: PLAYFUL
DAY 4: QUIET
I actually painted this piece in a previous year, but when I saw the prompt, it was my first thought. So I decided to share it even though it wasn’t created just for this year’s WWM project.
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
“For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures, we might have hope.”
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
“… if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.” Romans 8:25
Wish I were there right now!
To counteract all the rain in my earlier post, I thought I’d throw in some summer roses.
A recent page from one of my art journals.
“The Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your soul in drought …. You shall be like a watered garden.” Isaiah 58:11
I’ve shared on here about creating a new Facebook group called “Art From God’s Word.” Twice a month, we have a scripture prompt, and each member then creates a work of art inspired by that scripture. We can use any medium we choose, and this time around I chose watercolor and ink.
The prompt was 1 Peter 4:8: “Above all keep fervent in your love for one another because love covers a multitude of sins.”
My brand new Christmas card series “DARE TO BE DIFFERENT CHRISTMAS’ debuted this week at a holiday craft fair near my hometown. I’ve created scores of Christmas themed cards in the past, but last year, for some reason, I didn’t do anything new. However, this year, I just couldn’t resist something a little “out-of-the-ordinary.” I created three new designs featuring my watercolor and acrylic paintings. So I thought I’d share pictures of the fronts, along with the inside sentiments.
Also, I’m thinking about getting set up to sell my greeting cards online after the first of the year. I’d appreciate hearing from any of you out there who have online marketing experience. Do you have any advice — pro or con — about the different kinds of marketing venues such as E-Bay, Etsy, Personal E-Commerce Sites, etc.?
Hope you enjoy these three new designs. They were really fun to make.
Wishing you an out-of-the-ordinary,
Wishing you a holiday season
whirling and twirling with
loads of laughter and love!
Silent night …
Holy night …
Be still …
And know that I am God.