Today I did not begin to watercolor until now (10:16 pm). Too wiped out from school responsibilities, I retired to bed for a late-afternoon/early-evening nap, then spent the evening doing tasks. Now that I’m getting around to watercoloring, I realize there will be nothing in that media to post tonight, so I’m bringing out one of my hundreds of greeting card designs that I sell out of my booth at art festivals.
Charles Dickens has been a favorite among buyers. The pencil sketches are mine, the handwriting sample of Dickens came from Google, and color was added with cut and torn pieces of Canson paper and a prismacolor pencil. Collaging and watercoloring often competed with each other for my quality time and attention, and for awhile they competed fiercely in my booth sales. Watercolor finally emerged the victor, and now I very seldom work on collage, though I always enjoyed the process immensely. I wonder if I’ll ever go back and pick it up again–there just seems so little quality time to make art these days, and so little energy left when I finish school daily.
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