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Watercolor Wednesday: Craft Yeti

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Every year, as winter ends and spring begins, she travels from the remote snowy mountains of somewhere all the way to Green With Indie. She arrives with the spring.Craft Yeti is the mascot for the Green With Indie craft show held every March at Webster University here in Saint Louis. When we started talking about Craft Monster, and the different… Read more »

Watercolor Wednesday: Craft Monster

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My first year of doing art and craft shows as part of my job was full of learning experiences. The very first thing I learned and what I always tell people that aren’t sure about having enough work to show was, “There’s nothing like needing to have the work to make you do the work.” The second lesson came about… Read more »

Watercolor Wednesday – Yellow Crook Necked Squash

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Today, I’m showcasing the final painting from the current fruits and vegetable series. There are ten items in our Felt Farmers Market, and our goal is to have a painting of each of them for marketing, and to make some related products for them.  This week I was having trouble deciding whether to paint the squash or an eggplant. Carrots… Read more »

Watercolor Wednesday on a Thursday!

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The holidays are Bananas, and make any kind of schedule extra challenging. We had a great Thanksgiving but as you may have noticed, there was no Watercolor Wednesday last week. My goal for December is to be a little ahead on blog posts so that the Holidays don’t get too crazy. Last time, I talked about the importance of daily… Read more »

Watercolor Wednesday – Apples and Bananas

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Daily drawing and painting (or anything, really) allows us time to think, and experiment, and learn in a way that no class, book, or tutorial can. I read “Make Art Make Money” by Elizabeth Hyde Stevens this summer. Early on in the book she talks about the fairy tale “The Elves and the Cobbler” as an allegory for the life… Read more »

Watercolor Wednesday – More Dinosaurs!

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It’s watercolor Wednesday again, and I’ve got some more dinosaurs to share with you. This week, I have one more that’s been illustrated in a more “portrait” style, the Brachiosaurus. Ultimately, this painting going to be collected together with the Parasaurolophus, Stegosaurus, Dilophosaurus, Velociraptor, and Pentaceratops for a Penny Loves Dinosaurs matching game and also an expansion set of Story… Read more »

Watercolor Wednesday – Dinosaurs

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Who’s in the mood for some dinosaurs? I think a lot of us can say that we’ve been interested in dinosaurs since we were kids. Jurassic Park has been a top grossing film franchise more than once. There are multiple shows for kids featuring dinosaurs, including Dinosaur Train which engages kids on a variety of levels and is frankly pretty… Read more »

Watercolor Wednesday: More of the Doctor’s Companions

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I did twelve portraits for the September First Friday at the Saint Louis Science Center this year. Perhaps, now that I’m thinking about it, I should have done one companion for each of the twelve Doctors. Made the second set as much of a look back at the series as the first one was. That may have been truer to… Read more »

Watercolor Wednesday – Dinosaurs

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 It feels like forever since I posted one of these, and I’m so glad to slowly but surly be getting back into the swing of updating the blog. We’ve got some super exciting things going on in the studio right now, so stay tuned over the next couple of weeks as we roll them out Today though, we’re talking about… Read more »

Watercolor Wednesday – Dinosaur Shadowboxes

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Today’s Watercolor Wednesday is kind of unusual. Obviously, these aren’t straight watercolors, but this was always kind of the direction I was headed for when starting the Penny Loves Dinosaurs project. Collaboration of ideas between different artists, materials and techniques.  The Pteranodon in this illustration was done by eight year old Makynzi, at the Saint Louis Science Center earlier this… Read more »