Monday, May 25, 2015

Drop that pen and back away from the table...

Today I decided to shake things up and give myself a creative challenge! 

In my usual style of artwork I believe that I am known to focus on my finish work using considerable detail. My favorite tool for this job is my finely tipped Rapidograph Pen which lends itself to accomplishing my goals. As you can imagine, this process can be very time consuming but to me the end results make it all worthwhile. This is where I find my artistic comfort! So, here comes the aforementioned challenge... Create two ATC sized cards using my usual medium of Jacquard Dyes & Ink but with a time limit and minimal details to bring it to life! Here's the breakdown... painting the backgrounds must be limited to 1 minute each and after they are dry enough to finish, an additional 4 minutes each is allowed for the inking... a total of 5 minutes each. To some, this may not seem creatively restricting but to me, it felt dauntingly impossible! Well, I did meet the challenge and stayed within the rules... I also managed to have some fun to boot!!

Below, you will see the end results... I must confess that I am dying to go back and continue to work on them  (especially the sun) but I have vowed to just let them go, that will actually be the real challenge!



Thank you for dropping in... 
Happy Creating and Blessings to All!!


  1. Oooh, that's a tough challenge! My results would probably be horrendous! I do love what you came up with, especially that sun. :)

  2. I love them both, they are great. Guster has a kind of funky expression on his face