Steampunk Heart II
Originally uploaded by Spinneretta
I enjoyed doing the steampunk heart yesterday so much that I tried again- this time in pastel pencils :)
Laure Ferlita is doing an 'Art Hearts for Haiti' in order to raise money for those stricken by the earthquake.
Mine is a 'steampunk' heart of brass- just to be different ;)
Wharf Hill Antiques in Smithfield, Virginia.
I love Smithfield, it has the prettiest buildings (painted ladies) and old stores. Being as I usually go there with family, sketching on the spot is not really possible. Paris Breakfast's wonderful store fronts have inspired me many times though, and I took my wonderful, trusty camera, and took many pictures so I could draw them later :). This is from one of them :)
The only problem with sketching at night, is my light- it was only AFTER I sprayed with fixative (pastels in a journal make this a necessity) that I realised I had missed a spot and made my windows crooked LO
I managed to take advantage of one of the 'after-Christmas sales' online at www.eyebuydirect.com .
Buy one pair of glasses- get one for free! So I bought two- upgraded on my lenses (I have VERY bad eyesight lol so I needed them thinner).
I love the glasses- and thought they might make a great spread in my notebook.
The only problem with that idea was that the book could NOT fit on the scanner- so I cropped them together ;) You can see my shopping list on the side there- I kind of enjoy it in my notebook, usually my pages are decorated when I see it (this time they weren't, but my book looks nicer than the scraps of paper I used to use ;))
Poinsettia, in pastel pencils and pastels.
It is the beginning of a new year, a new decade and I wanted a good start. I am quite please with the way this one turned out :)
This is the title page for January for my new planner I am making- I am setting it up in an effort to be a little more organized in my homeschool planning :)
I amit that I was somewhat inspired by Edith Holden's Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady- that's the reason for the brown ink. I was also inspired by Colin Bradley and THAT meant I used my very meagre supply of pastel pencils :)
Here's wishing you a Happy New Year, And I hope the new year, and new decade is a prosperous and happy one for you!