Scribble Picnic Theme: CABIN
I'm no artist. Well by that I mean I don't actually draw and paint pictures.
I can paint furniture, walls and my face. . . . . . but creating lovely
pieces of art is not my forte.
However, I have been known to spend time coloring. You know, in
those 'adult' coloring books of which I've been gifted several in the
past couple of years. Also, I do have some lovely tins of British pencils
of many hues, and I admit to sitting down now and then and reverting to what
we all thought was a childhood pastime. . . . . . . . coloring. It's relaxing,
soothing and you end up with something pretty, and even though you may
not be an artist, you feel a bit like one.
My dear friend of many years, Michael, fellow British professional artist,
illustrator, graphic designer, and blogger, is an expat like me. He lives in
Colorado now with his beautiful artist wife Alexandra. If you've ever read
his comments left on my posts you will love them - he truly goes the extra mile
to write lovely responses to my higgledy-piggledy posts, and always makes
me feel good. Thank you Michael.
Michael recently opened a new online art community, a lovely place where
you can enjoy a weekly (Wednesday) meet up with other artists and
encourage each other to make art. Michael sets the one word theme,
today it's Cabin, and you post your completed (or even incomplete) artwork
on Michael's post via the Mr. Linky sign up provided each week.
Go HERE to find all the details on Michael's blog.
My potting shed 'cabin' in the back garden - getting ready for Spring.
So I decided to join in this week hoping it will give Michael a boost because
I know several of you are very creative with paintbrushes, pencils, charcoal and such.
Perhaps you'd enjoy having a special, fun place to share your art with many
other talented artists, such as my granddaughter Cassie who is now joining
in whilst the baby naps.
Oh, a word about my entry above. As Michael includes 'doodles' in his media list,
I'm hoping he will accept my art even though I was assisted by my camera. . . . and
coloring pencils! There's no way I could draw this freehand - I'll leave that to
the real artists.
Please stop by and meet Michael HERE if you aren't already acquainted - and
if you can't make it this week you can start working on next week's theme -
Umbrella - I like the sound of that one, especially as it's pouring down
outside my window right now.