Through one of the Facebook groups I belong to, artist Kristen Powers asked us what our word for the year was for a project she was working on. I, of course, said mine was "brave". Several days later, she posted what she did with these words. She made glass rocks with them. I had to buy mine! It arrived on Monday and inside was a little unexpected gift of a hand carved stamp. I loved her attention to detail in the packaging and her business card is just beautiful. My rock stays on my art table where I can see it while I work.
On Sunday, we took the family down to San Antonio, Texas for the day. We walked along the Riverwalk, went to the Alamo and then hit a Mexican Market. Every store at the Market is filled with an abundance of bright, bold colors. It's actually quite overstimulating but so wonderful. I bought some Mexican Cut Out Flags. I traced one onto watercolor paper then used masking fluid to protect the shapes. I added watercolors and then removed the masking. I think it needs something else like some doodling around the shapes. I find it kind of lacking. What do you think?