Serendipity

Do you ever do something on accident and then wish you knew how you had done it?

I drew this tree in pen and scanned it.  I had plans to color it with a digital watercolor sort of flair, but I did something wrong, and this is what happened.

So, then I had to figure out how I had done it.  But I didn’t want to lose the tree, so I saved it and got to work on a new fish.

And I did it again.  Sort of.

In the tree, I think I had the paint brush set to Color Dodge, so it turned my black lines green, brown, etc.  In the fish, I had the layer set on Linear Dodge, so it kept the lines a little dark and just added a bit of color.

Not sure how to turn this particular sort of art into a children’s storybook…but a children’s poetry book?  Yes.  And do I have some poems in the works?  Yes.

Will I publish them here?  No.  I’ve read that if you publish your writing online, some publishers will not accept it because it’s already been published.

And now you know.

Watercolor Doodles

I like watercolor.

I don’t know if I love it yet.

I had a picture of my little sister when we were young that I kept hidden for blackmail (just in case, right?).  It was of her just waking up, and her super curly hair was everywhere.  She inspired a couple of girls with crazy hair here.

Also, in grade school, I drew a picture inspired by her hair, and it made the “gallery” by the principal’s office.  I still remember.  And I was not one of the artsy kids in grade school.  It was probably the only picture of mine that ever made it to the principal’s gallery.  My sister has great hair.

Mostly, I just like this one’s shirt.  I would like a shirt like this.

The only thing I regret about my bed head girls is that their faces don’t look like they just woke up.

I did a couple of others with droopy faces, and they just looked really sad and confused, kind of like the picture I have of my dear sister, and they didn’t make my as happy as these other three girls.

Plus, the paint part on the droopy girls didn’t look right…and the point was the paint.

I pretty much like this butterfly.  I know it’s missing two legs.  It’s complicated.  Have you ever looked at a real butterfly?

And I like this flower.

So, if you have any thoughts, do share!