Tuesday, February 01, 2011

More art completed.

I've been really loving watercolors these days. I never thought I'd be able to say that so many years ago. I've had very little time to do much art, but what I have done has been in fits and starts. I really need to fit in a bit more time. I feel so much better when I've done some art for the day. It really clears my mind.

This project was called the "Magical/Miracle Hand" we had do draw a hand and decorate it and then send it as a postcard. I was inspired to trace my own hand and Val's to celebrate what my hands do as a mother. I was just going to decorate his and mine in blue and pink, but once I got his little hand decorated, I was inspired to write a message to him. I really should have copied it down though I think I can read most of it in the high resolution photo. I love the way it turned out, and I think I'm going to do this for his first birthday invites. Do another with his changed hand size. I think for the next six months, I'll be tracing our hands together so we can see how much it changes in size until he turns one.

I've got a lot of trading card projects in the works and a few handmade postcards too.


Anonymous said...

I like this... I wish I would have thought of it when mine were little. I make trading cards as well on Swap-bot. SO addicting!
I came across your blog, and it's very courageous of you to write of your pain as well as joy. I pray that your family is well.

Chelsae said...

Thanks April! I've also started making hands every two months since he was 8 months old. I think I'm going to try to do it until he is two. I do my husband's hand, my hand and then his. I'll be using the 10 month one for his 1st birthday invitations. When I started this blog I wanted to keep it only for the happy positive things. I find however, that it's the down time and hardships that inspire me to create so I've started to share a bit more of the bad with the good.

Athena's Armoury said...

This is really wonderful, Chel! I'm so glad to see how busy you've been arting it up lately.