Sunday, October 30, 2011

Print on Muslin of one of my own carved images

Here is a print that I did on Muslin,
with one of my carved images.
Printed with permanent ink, and then colored with watercolor crayons. Used a Copic waterproof black
marker for the  le fluer and merci script writing. 
I love those pens, they say permanent and 
that is what they are.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pencil and Watercolor Portrait

This Gal was a true farm women
in every sense of the word. I didn't 
know her personally, but I grew to know  her
through her loving granddaughter's
tales of her. She grew most of her food 
and canned it all herself, including jams and jellies.
She dealt with the farm animals. As an elderly 
lady she was knocked down by a Bull Cow and
got back up and shoved it aside. She chopped
her own wood. Not too many years before her
death she was out chopping wood when she
accidentally smashed her thumb, and 
in her characteristic 
way she left her work gloves on thinking
that it would be better later on in the 
day...only to find out it was getting worse! 
She ended up having to have it amputated.
She was one tough cookie, but tender enough to raise
a granddaughter like her own. I would have been
proud to have been able to call her my grandmother!