Tuesday, April 16, 2013


I worked again today.  6th grade.  They were so good.  Funny age.  They tell the corniest jokes.  It was a great day. 

I hope that if anyone was involved in any way with the happenings in Boston, please know that there are many prayers out there for you.  Whether you were a runner or onlooker, or knew someone who was, we are all with you.

So, let me tell you what I've been trying to do.  I need a backdrop.  I am not an artist in the sense of being an artist.  You know the kind.  They pick up a pencil and in minutes, create something that could be hung in a museum. 

That's not me.  However, I needed to have a backdrop for my faerie village.  I looked online and really don't want to spend the $$ on such a frivolous thing.  So I got out my hubby's paints and took his drawing pad paper.  I made a sky.  I used blues and pinks and purples. 

I made the first group of trees.  I still need to work on the trees.  But this is a first try.

I would like to put in a lake at the bottom.  We'll see.  If I don't work tomorrow, maybe I'll finish it.  Maybe. 

Usually, I get pix and put them up on the screen.  Then I use the paints and try to recreate the colors and shapes.  I think it will work because it will be behind the houses and trees will be in the picture, too.

I also want to do more tulips.  I have more coffee filters and may do different colors.  Again, if I'm home tomorrow, it will be possible to devote some time to the flowers. 

So, we'll see. 

Until then...


1 comment:

  1. Hello Pat,
    I think a hand drawn background adds a very special touch to a miniature. It really adds another facet of the artist and I think amkes it more personal. I use old calenders and buy them on sale after the new year, but it is hard to find just the right picture vs. making one yourself. Keep at it, i know it will be great.
    Big hug,