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I have recently been playing around with adding more textured backgrounds to my illustrations. So I spent a day just creating some backgrounds the old fashion way. I used the covers of old books as the canvas and adding some paint and paper to create texture. It felt really good to roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty. I need to take the time to do this more often.

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My fondest childhood gift memory was receiving a wooden art box with cubbies – I spent hours organizing all of my art supplies in that box. Is it coincidental that Santa gave my daughter an Art Box as well? I think not!!

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“Memory”

I broke out the watercolor kit for this one!! And actually winded up using a variety of media.

She’s painted in watercolor & gouache with a few collage elements including the flower in her hair and the stamps in her dress. The background is comprised of some old envelopes I’ve had. I scanned them in and composed the background in photoshop since I couldn’t bring myself to rip them up. This way I get to keep the envelopes intact and still use them.

I’ve been wanting to do a fashion series and lately and have been really inspired by the line work and intricate jewelry detail of Indian Pahari paintings. So I’m hoping to incorporate more of that feeling going forward. Let’s see what the next “word” challenge will be…

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