Summer of Color 3-sage and sepia

Well this year’s Summer of Color did not go the way that I planned. This is the last week of Summer of Color and only the second time that I have participated. :|. I took for granted that my inlaws visiting and a huge summer road trip would not keep me from participating  but I was wrong. It’s not a huge deal and I’ve been enjoying seeing what others have done for the challenges when I am able to. A big thanks to Kristin of Twinkle,Twinkle for hosting this again and giving all of us a chance to mingle while getting  inspired. I can’t wait til the next Summer of Color comes around again.:)

The colors for this week were sepia and sage. I took the chance of trying a sepia oil paint that I had and got as close to sage as I could do with watercolors. This art journal spread is in my text book journal(I hope to do a vlog on it soon.) Thanks for coming by,

Lyd.  sage.sepia


Summer of Color 3

I can’t believe how long it has been since I posted on here. I knew it had been a while but sheesh. I have been adding a little to my art journals now and again and Ive done a few mixed media canvases but if I’m honest the time I spend on my art needs a little push.

That’s why I got excited when I heard Summer of Color 3 was here. I made plans to participate and then….nothing. Nada. Zip.

It took my seven year old to get me really in the swing of things,so I’m thankful to her. She’s sharing artwork this year too,by the way;

you can find her at Squidmom.

In case you’ve never heard of it Summer of Color is  the brain child of the lovely Kristin over at Twinkle,Twinkle. Every week we will get to pick the colors that will be used the next week. Then we draw or paint or sew or scuplt or really anything, just create something in the selected colors and link it up at Twinkle, Twinkle. Links that are added before Sunday go into a drawing for a very cool prize package.

Now in order to be fair as we are from the same household I’ll never add links from this blog and the Squidmom blog in the same week. I will however, make sure to visit as many of y’all as I can get to and my daughter will as well. (I missed out a lot of details about Summer of Color so please check out the button I have on the sidebar if you are interested in joining or just checking out lots of very cool artwork.)

Whew, now on to my picture for this week. The colors were Green Citron and Turquoise(love that combo) and it made me think of mermaids so this is what I came up with for this week:

Mermaid Princess

I’m hoping to keep my artwork for this year in a mermaid theme but I’ll have to see how it goes. 😉

Thank you for coming by…