Bubbles float by...
There is something utterly magical about bubbles. As a kid I absolutely loved blowing through that little plastic wand and watching the bubbles appear. They were so delicate and made of such a thin layer of swirling colors.
I'm sure there is all kind of science involved in the how and why blowing through the wand resulted in bubbles, but as a kid, they were simply magic.
Even now as an adult, I still love watching the bubbles float by. And yes, they are still just as magical now as they were then.
1/18/19 Playgrounds This is what I remember of our local playground when I was growing up...very minimalist and nothing like the amazing playgrounds I see today. The best part of our neighborhood playground was that one day each week during the summer an "art instructor" would arrive and teach art and craft projects. My favorite day of the week every week. 1.18.19 Playgrounds mg124
The #worldwatercolorgroup theme for the month of January is "fun things". I find it fun to paint skies. Only problem is just painting the sky often looks.... well, not like a sky. There needs to be something below the sky, so the viewer knows that he/she is looking at a sky. It can be very small or simple but there just has to be something down there.
I often start the sky part with no idea what is going to end up at the bottom. But sometimes I actually plan the bottom from the beginning. I had bought a box of crayons last week and made sure there was a white in it. I had been wanting to use a white crayon as a resist to create sparkles and waves in water. So I grabbed the white crayon and scribbled a bit here and there on the bottom of my page. Then I started painting my sky at the top.
Lol, by the time I had finished the sky and mixed up a good water color, I had kind of forgotten that there was white crayon on the bottom of the page until I brushed the color on. Now that was a fun "planned" surprise. The waves just popped out of the color.
I am so going to have to do that again.
World Watercolour Group™ My Amaryllis Nursery------ A very quick sketch on awful paper of my nursery of very fast growing plants, I keep looking at them and every time I look they have grown another inch, so I grab the first bit of paper and did the sketches. just as a record and for my own research, I will catch up with them properly when the flowers start....
My Amaryllis Nursery
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