Today’s sketch

As we inch towards Mer-May and dreams of summer, my mind turns to one of my favorite subjects-Mermaids. If you live anywhere near Berlin, Md, and have not been to the mermaid museum, you really must go! We are planning a trip there in the spring. Today’s sketch Today, I started with a plain, uncoatedContinue reading “Today’s sketch”

Mermaid Gazing Out to Sea and other things

Today, I finished up my gouache flower painting by adding a blue background. I am really so happy with the results and plan to give this to a friend, as a gift. I had a bit of blue paint left over, so I added some sandy-colors and painted a cradled wood panel in a lovelyContinue reading “Mermaid Gazing Out to Sea and other things”

Altered Little Golden Book as Autograph Book and Art Journal

I usually make a new a autograph book for each trip to Disney (and if I don’t, I regret it). For this trip, instead of a dedicated autograph book, I decided to take my Bongo the Bear altered Little Golden Book to use as an autograph book and art journal. I’ll take my favorite retractableContinue reading “Altered Little Golden Book as Autograph Book and Art Journal”

A Special Painting and Fighting Procrastination

Saturday, July 23rd I finally sat down at my desk to work on a special painting. My muse My friend Erum is often my muse. With her long black hair, olive colored skin and self confidence, she’s very much the opposite of me. I am blonde, pale and shy. I have to force myself toContinue reading “A Special Painting and Fighting Procrastination”

Honey Bunch: Her First Summer on an Island, Copyright 1929, Red Cloth Cover, Vintage Book Altered Art Journal

This week’s Honey Bunch Altered Art Journal can be found in my Etsy shop at this link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/1070931370/art-journal-altered-vintage-book-art

Favorite Watercolor Paints

As you may know from my past posts and my website, butterflybunnystudio.store, I LOVE watercolors! But before I could love them, I had to overcome my fear of them! If you are a non painter or already love watercolors, you may be asking, “How can anyone be AFRAID of watercolors?” Well, it was all theContinue reading “Favorite Watercolor Paints”

Create On the Go Series – Watercolor Palette

One of the great things about watercolors is that they are easy to carry with you anywhere! You can paint in the car, in an airplane, at a cafe… Unless you choose to carry more, you need only your palette, a little water, a painting surface and a paint brush or 2. During the springContinue reading “Create On the Go Series – Watercolor Palette”

Discovering Watercolors and My Favorite Watercolor Paper

From my youngest memories I was constantly coloring, painting or sewing. Luckily, my parents and grandparents encouraged me in this. One of my favorite Christmas gifts from my grandparents was a Disney drawing desk that had clear plastic overlays that taught you how to draw Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto! ByContinue reading “Discovering Watercolors and My Favorite Watercolor Paper”

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