Thursday, January 6, 2011

Like many of you, I have made a conscious decision to stretch myself and grow in my artistic endeavors this year.  In order to keep myself true to that resolution I have joined two new groups in the last month, this one and the Sketchbook Challenge.  To keep current with the challenges, I will be trying to cross over and create one piece which meets the requirements of both challenges.
My first piece it titled Chrysalis and is a simple drawing of a cocoon sketched first, then inked and color added with Inktense Watercolor Pencils.  To me the butterfly emerging signifies a new, fresh beginning which looks gloriously beautiful!  I am thinking that I would maybe like to recreate this in fabric in the future.
Same Haiku- PSE Play


Robin said...

I love this!

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

What a beautiful rendering of 'beginnings'...maybe there are too many syllables in the second line? There is a Haiku syllable counter online that one can use. I find it hard to have the perfect amount. You are off to wonderful start with this challenge.

Anonymous said...

This is poignantly delicate...another one that would make a lovely card. Words and art are indeed 'married'.

Anonymous said...

I like both of these. Yes, you should render the butterfly in fabric. It would look wonderful.

Cherie in Del Mar said...

I'd love to see the cocoon done in fibre as well. Wonderful haiku and art!

Lynn K. said...

Lovely artwork! Your haiku is one so many of us can relate to. I hope you get to translate this to fabric.