Tuesday, May 5, 2009

"Art Au Natural..."

...2 new ATC cards from my "Au Natural " Series...
These are painted with watercolors
on paper handmade from crushed sugar cane fibers!
Sweet...and Oh! So "green"! :)

The one above has been gifted...

This one is open for trade...(plus 4 others which I will show next Tuesday!



The crayon drawing above is from Joya...
made Sunday at dinner just for this "Blooming Tuesday" post...


...And this one is made by Jillian...also on Sunday for HBT!
Quite a pair of blooming 7 year old artists
don't you agree?
And...
You KNOW it tickles me to no end that they love to draw! :)
May you find something wonderful blooming
to tickle your fancy today too!

Happy Blooming Tuesday!

"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature
is that all of us tend to put off living.
We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden
over the horizon-
instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today."
~Dale Carnegie

13 comments:

Alex said...

Those handmade papers look just so great! I have nothing but admiration over your water color skills. It's all so natural, and soft flowing.
Couldn't agree more that Joya and Jillian are on the right track into becoming great artists someday. :) I think kids are all natural artists...most of them just don't know it yet, and we(adults) have to re-learn to be like them.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

OOooo I love that paper and of course the sketches on it just look so natural. I would love to trade ATCs if you see one of mine that you would like.

studio lolo said...

I get excited and inspired when I see you doing a new series! Sugar cane paper...who'd a thunk it?
Very pretty! The colors seem extra vibrant...or extra sweet!

I love the kids drawings. That would tickle me to see my little grand niece folowing my passion. Um, her passion...you know what I mean!
HCM :) XX

RHCarpenter said...

Beautiful paintings and that paper is scrumptuous!!! Isn't it so much fun to see kids drawing, painting, letting the colors flow?

Caroline said...

I love coming over to your blog and seeing your illustrations! Today is no exception - vibrant colours as ever, except this time they're on such amazing paper! The girls' pieces are delightful too - must be fun for you to encourage them! I think I'm now going to have to start doing some ATCs as I'd love to trade with you at some stage!

vanor@torchlake.com said...

I just discovered your blog and I love your watercolors with pen and ink For me its like a personal lesson from an artist I greatly admire.
My goal is to someday be able to paint pen and ink and watercolor flowers like yours. Thank you.

soulbrush said...

i love kids art, it is delightful. Can't wait to get my ATC swaps from you (you got mine i think?)how're the kidneys kiddo?

marianne said...

Wonderful ATC´s. You know I would love to trade! Just let me know....
Childrens art is always so sweet and inspiring!
And your quote has touched me deep today, so there is certainly a message for me here....

Have a nice day!
Are your kidneys ok?
hug >M<

Lynn said...

love the atcs...love kid art too...hope to do some this weekend with grands...

Ann said...

These are gorgeous! So joyous with their radiant color. And I love your nieces' drawings!!

3rdEyeMuse said...

that sugar cane paper has such a wonderful texture that adds such a great element to your blooms! love them ... and the budding artists in your life.

confirmation ... life IS good. :)

Julie said...

WOW to your ATC's here! Gorgeous on that sugar cane paper...never have seen that before...looks fantastic!!!

Your neices are following in you footsteps...they did a great job on their artwork!!!

Teri C said...

Sugar cane paper? Love it! Love this series and now that i have been bitten by the ATC bug, we have to trade!

Love the 'gift' from Hawaii!