>> Saturday, July 17, 2010
It's here, it's here! A Midsummer Night's Secret Dream Party is finally here! It's a magical night when the fairies come out to listen to your deepest creative secrets. Hosted by A Stuffed Life with participation from some very talented people. Please be sure to visit everyone by clicking the links in the sidebar of the Midsummer Night's blog which you can reach by clicking the link above.
I had planned on doing a witty, creative little story for my Secret Dream; however, we've had a really bad day with one of our feathered friends and I just don't have it in me. Our beautiful little Sunny seems to have broken one of her legs. She doesn't seem to be in any pain but she can not bear weight on it and the claw part of her foot is limp. Unfortunately, we are not in a financial position to take her to a vet, especially on an emergency basis so we had to try to splint it ourselves, which has not been an easy process. I'm hoping she will be ok in the long run so if there are any fairies listening, my current secret dream is for my poor little bird to be feeling well and back to her usual feisty self.
As for my projects for this blog party, I had planned on having three pieces. A watercolor, an acrylic and an oil pastel. The acrylic did not go well at all and by the end of it I was ready to throw it against the wall. I love the vibrant colors in my oil pastel sunset but the photo just doesn't do it justice. Wasn't in the mood to try to get better ones. I do love my watercolor and I tried something new with them, I not only used the ones in the tubes instead of the cakes/pan (not sure what they're called), I also used a cotton canvas board instead of watercolor paper.
Without further ado...
Watercolor on Cotton Canvas Board
Oil Pastels on Acrylic Paper