Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

I wish you all a happy, healthy and safe New Year filled with god's blessings.

Santa brought me a new camera and a book and the supplies to learn Chinese brush painting.  Lots of new things to learn.   Here's a picture of our back yard the day after Christmas.  We just missed a white Christmas.   I've tried my hand at Chinese brush painting.  I am having fun experimenting with the brushes and paper, both different from the brushes and paper I am used to.   The paper is placed on a  blanket to soak up the water, with weights on either side to hold it down.  I am used to taping the paper to a hard board to keep the paper from buckling when it's wet from water or wet paint.   Brushes are held straight up, instead of at an angle.   I should have something besides doodle lines and dots to show soon!

I am starting the year out in a Etsy Treasury.  Here is a picture of it and here's the link

Lots of great items in this Treasury.  It is always fun to look at what other people make and learn about what inspires them.

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to seeing your new artwork and love the photo. I'm etsy dumb and don't know what a treasury is but some of those items look enticing.


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