Here's another page from my challenge sketchbook for highly prized.
I have an extensive personal library made up of books in a variety of arts and crafts subjects and I love them all. I did this quick sketch of one of my bookcases and used some colored pencils to give it some color. I've had these colored pencils since I bought them several years ago in Houston at the quilt festival but never used them. They're nice but I think I prefer my watercolor paints!
And speaking of watercolor paints...
Inspired by Jane's collaged color pages I decided to do something similar. I started a new sketchbook and this one will be just for exploring collage something I've wanted to do for a while now.
And a peek at the first page in progress...
I'll add some sketching or some handwritten text to the left side of the page at some point.
Now want to take a moment to tell you about Virginia Spiegel's ONE fundraiser because among the things I highly prize is the art worlds ability to not only rally around and support a great cause but the way in which we come together to lift one another up when one of us needs it. The saying goes that there is strength in numbers but there is power in ONE:
Virginia Spiegel has organized an amazing event to raise money for the American Cancer Society and not only is it an opportunity to purchase a piece of amazing artwork by some of the most gifted artists I know (including sketchbook challenge artists Laura Cater-Woods, Jamie Fingal, Leslie Tucker Jenison & Lyric Kinard) it’s also an opportunity to win some great prizes including a gift certificate good for anything from my etsy shop!
All you have to do to be eligible to win one of the 5 great prize packages is to help us spread the word about the event. Tweet it, blog it, facebook it, post about it in your yahoo groups, talk about it in your newsletter, or add it to your email signature! Each time you do a promo email Virginia at – Virginia(at)VirginiaSpiegel.com - and your name goes into the draw. And to make it even easier Virginia has the promos already written for you so all you have to do is copy and paste!
Here are links to everything you need to know about this event and how to be eligible for prizes:
For general information about the fundraiser, previews of and details about purchasing artwork click here.
For information on how to help promo the event and be eligible for prizes click here.
For prewritten promo announcements click here.