Whenever I happen to sip tea from a teabag, I save the bag. It is emptied of the wet tea, washed of tea particles, and then dried. What a special way to have art paper and sip tea too.
My art table is small, but in the perfect location to watch the wild life outside my window.
There is a vintage book of wildflowers, dried leaves and seeds, and other inspiration nearby.
The first thing I do is a rough sketch of what I have in mind for the picture. Then I dab on watercolor. Watercolor on tea paper can be tricky. If it is too wet it spreads in places I might not want it to go. After the watercolors dry, which is rather quick I sketch with fine tipped felt pens to frame and bring some control to those wild watercolors. I finish with a black pen, dark green pen, or a soft pencil.
Sometimes there is a bit of whimsy.
I really hadn't done much art since art school, because after I graduated in 1985 I went to work and raised two children.
Have you done anything new or different during this time?
Have a terrific weekend, dear friends!
Hoping you are finding time to play.