Well here’s the result of card making bug that bit me this weekend. I suspect that this itch won’t be going away soon. Actually I got into card making about two years ago when I simply got fed up with going to the store and having to search through a plethora of cards just to find one that resonated with me for the special people in my life. So with a little creativity I started making my own just for friends and family. But now, here I am making my first set. It’s a simple “Thinking Of You” note card created from an original sketch I did a while back. I made this from a heavy cardstock base and added a little message inside. It’s something simple and sweet and great for those thoughtful moments without a lot of fuss. I’ve been coming up with more ideas for future sets but I have to admit, as simple as they look there’s a lot involved in making cards. My brain feels like it’s been stretched a mile but now I feel a bit more crafty and having some fun learning along the way. 😊
One pitfall you have to look out for when you’re a creative is always getting sidetracked by other ideas when you’re already in the middle of a current project. I’m still working on my honeybee for my Share The Earth series but I just got hit by a strong urge to make cards. So I’ve been working on some simple color schemes and thinking about something for Mother’s Day. This bug has been biting at me for three days so I just had to scratch it. Hopefully something wonderful comes out of it. In the meantime here’s some progress on “Honeybee”. I didn’t know that bees were so furry. 😊
Happy Earth Day. 😊 As an artist greatly inspired by Nature here’s a little something I inked up in honor of the day that marks the beginning of the environmental movement, when on April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies.
So here’s a little progress shot of my third piece for my “Share The Earth” series. While I’ve been working on this I’ve been wondering what should I draw for my fourth and final piece for the series. So far it’s a toss up between cheetahs and elephants. I like both so it’s a little difficult to decide. What do you think? Which would you like to see drawn, an elephant or a cheetah? 😊
I’ve been wanting to do a piece on bees for a while now and figured it would fit in with my “Share The Earth” series.
So far here’s my preliminary sketch for my third art card drawing of the series. It’s a little rough but it will get refined as I clean up a bit for inking. ☺