Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Day 29 - AEDM & Nablopomo - Bird of Paradise

I've not been well at all today and I think it shows in my sketch below as, by late afternoon, I found it very hard to concentrate.

Earlier in the day, I painted these words on MDF board which I had previously painted white. It's going to be a backing board for a piece of art my 24 year old son recently completed as a gift for a friend.  Beau asked me to paint the words because he felt I'd be more steady-handed than him.
Liner brush text


My sketch in three stages
Bird of Paradise pen sketch

Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise
Pencil-free sketch using Pigma Micron pens, Derwent Inktense water-soluble pencils and Uniball Signo white pen in my Moleskine pocket watercolour sketchbook.

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WOW....one day left in the monthly challenge!!

~ Love, light and peace ~

27 comments:

  1. Your writing is beautiful, as is your paintng. Hope you have a day of feeling better today:)
    Take care!
    xx

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  2. Let's hope for better days ahead with your health Serena, and your sketch for today looks pretty good to me despite the fact that you were not well.

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  3. Seriously impressed with the writing, and the sketch is beautiful.

    Hope your health picks up soon.

    Healing thoughts on the way.

    x

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  4. Your sketch is beautiful as is your writing. I always love the colors you use.
    Making big health decisions is hard. I hope that you will be feeling 100% very very soon.
    I am so glad that we met through AEDM and will be back to visit often.

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  5. Your hand was steady and it looks great! I hope we get to see Beau's artwork on here, too.

    Sounds like you need to just have it done. I was forced by pain and blood to have mine, but it was the best thing! If I had known how much better I was going to feel I wouldn't have fought it so hard and had it done much earlier.

    You picked the perfect spikey subject for a painful day. The sketch looks great!

    I hope you get a date set soon and get it over with, sweetie! I hate to know you are suffering like this. :(

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  6. your writing (and painting) are great. Your colours are always so vibrant. So glad i found you via AEDM. I'll be visiting often. :-)

    Sending healing thoughts your way. Hang in there.
    xoxo

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  7. I hope you feel better soon. Your bird of paradise is very pretty. I love those flowers. When we lived in Hawaii they were in our backyard! I miss them.
    Peace~
    Dawn

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  8. Wow, your painted writing is incredible. I wish I could paint lettering like that. Stunning. Good luck with your operation, hopefully you will feel better in the long run x

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  9. Hi Serena,
    I am so sorry to hear you might have to have a hysterectomy. If that is going to help, go for it.
    Your sketch and writing turned out super!
    Sending healing hugs and prayers your way!

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  10. I hope you start feeling better soon. But I love your sketches I know you say they are not the best but I don't find anything wrong with them. I think because you are not feeling well you feel that you are not putting your best effort into them. Perhaps after a bit of painting you will feel a bit more calm inside.
    Take care

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  11. Hi Serena, even on a bad day, your drawings and writing are lovely. I hope your back pain has subsided. I was to go to the doctor tonite to check on my ankle again but decided to skip. It's been 3 weeks and I know it just takes time. I would say it is about 90% now. Love your little teapot in the previous post. So cute! Have a wonderful Wednesday. Tammy

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  12. Hi Serena. Love those journal pages. I really like the way you put so much emotion in your drawings and your words fill the page with somber thought. Thank you for sharing and please feel better.

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  13. Lovely bird of paradise--and I wish I had your handwriting skills! Hope today's a good day :)

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  14. Sorry to hear you're not feeling well; hope you feel better quickly! *Hugs*

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  15. It is a beautiful sketch! I hope you feel better soon.

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  16. Love the letters. What did you use to do them?
    And your sketch is wonderful.
    So, so sorry to hear you still are not at 100%. Sending you get well wishes.
    xo
    lynn

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  17. Another beautiful sketch, sending love and light your way. xo

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  18. I am having another go at the inktense this morning so fingers crossed that I can get something working... as to the bird of paradise... I painted them for like two weeks last year... one after the other and never really got tired of them... thinking it may be time to revisit them... fingers crossed I can get them looking as good as these do...xx

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  19. sorry to read you are still not doing well :(

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  20. Sorry to learn you are not feeling so great, your Bird of Paradise is nicely done...it has been awhile since I come a visiting your blog with the many of my own ups and downs & I am glad I stop on over to visit you lovely blog.

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  21. Hi Friend - so sorry you are troubled with health issues. One would never know it from the beautiful art you continue to make each and every day. What an inspiration you are to me. Hang tight. This too shall pass. Hugs to you. :)

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  22. You are so talented. I just love this piece and you being willing to share with us such private thoughts.

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  23. Amazing writing & your flowers don't show how you are feeling -they look wonderful! Sending you good thoughts to help you with your health issues!

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  24. Thanks for the love and support, everyone.

    Lynn - for the writing on the white board, I used a short liner brush 10/0 and acrylic paint in a colour I mixed up to compliment Beau's art. Not sure if it shows in the pic but it's actually a deep blue colour.

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  25. Your handwriting is beautiful Serena.

    I know having a hysterectomy can be a daunting thing to face. I had to have one without anytime to prepare myself for it. I was able to keep my ovaries so I still have natural hormones performing their magic tricks on certain times of the month. :) I was 40 then and now at 43 on the verge of 44, I don't regret it one bit. There's a website I found really helpful called http://www.hystersisters.com/.

    Well I'll end this obnoxiously long comment with a big hug and sincere wishes that you feel better!

    Warmly,

    Tracy

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  26. Well, Serena...I sure hope you are feeling better!!! But wish you wouldn't have to have surgery though...(praying...)

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  27. Hi Serena, your bird of paradise is lovely.
    I have a couple of friends who have said that their hysterectomy was the best thing they ever did, got rid of all their related problems. I hope it is this way for you if you have to have one.
    Take care
    Lee:)

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