Friday, May 20, 2011

Head full of flowers

I've started an online class this week - Color Drop Flowers with Martha Lever.  This is so much fun, except for the fact that these pesky work obligations keep me from playing.  These are my first efforts.  I see all the things that can be done better, but for a beginner, I'm happy with them.  And I loved all the special techniques Martha uses.  I still need a good oriental brush - I can't believe that I have almost a dozen of them, but none are what I need (none make a good point at the end).  I did find a squirrel brush at Michael's that I've used some.  It's close to being a good substitute, but some of my petals look a little, well, squirrely.  Go figure.  I'm using the other brushes more for now, just to get comfortable with the technique.




Also, once I saw someone else doodling on leaves, I couldn't help myself. All my practice leaves now look just like birds to me. That's all I can see now. Birds, birds, birds...


7 comments:

Martha Lever said...

Hi Pat,
These are absolutely lovely!!! I love the one that says field notes. You have done a GREAT job!! YAY! Love the doodle birds too. I am posting a color drop bird tomorrow. It is my first try into color drop birds. He's colorful!

gaye said...

Girl, you are waaaaaaaaaaay to hard on yourself. I think these look wonderful.

Caatje said...

Beautiful flowers, but I have to admit, I like the little bird the best ;-)

letterlady said...

Oh, Pat! This class looked like so much fun, and you make it look even funner! : )

J.La said...

Pat, these are wonderful! Love your petal skills! And the one that reads "Field Notes" is my favorite as well. Lovely colors!

SarahS said...

these are great - lucky you for getting into the class! I plan on taking it the next go-round!

Lisar said...

Thanks so much for your encouraging comments on my first ROD Journal....love your cards...and blog...look forward to seeing more of your art.