It is beautiful, sunny and warm out. Boy do I feel better today! I think yesterday was too much for me when I was still catching up after the weekend. Last night, I had a good sleep and this morning, I went to the spa to do my laps. I was alone in the pool with the sun streaming through the wall of windows while I swam. In the sauna I stretched out and concentrated on my breathing. By the time I was done, I felt relaxed and replenished.
All during my laps I thought about the painting I wanted to do this afternoon. I was intrigued by Margaret Applin's post and little tutorial using India ink and black acrylic paint.Making a Thermofax screen
On the first attempts I didn't quite get the concept of watering down the India ink to produce a grey which could then be worked over top of with the black acrylic. I loved the concept and the shapes I was getting and by the third attempt I did get some grey.
My watercolour paper was quite large too, varying, but about 16 by 20.
This one was too black but I was having fun!
When leaving the pool this morning, I found these weeds on the edge of the parking lot. I loved the shape of the leaves and the wispy lines of the dried flower heads.
This one is my favorite!
And now for the giveaway!!! I've been blogging for 3 years. The exact date was sometime in August but I decided to celebrate the blog anniversary along with my birthday which is on Saturday.
I am giving away prizes!!! The first is the fabric postcard you can see above.
The second prize was very graciously provided by the magazine A Needle Pulling Thread. It is a wonderful Canadian needle arts magazine. They have offered me a full year's subscription for a lucky commenter.
A Needle Pulling Thread
I'm not sure how clear my picture above of the fall issue will be, but you can go check out the link.
So, all you have to do is leave me a comment and you'll be entered to win one of the two items. I will make the draw on my birthday, Saturday, Oct. 6th at 8:00 DST.