Recently, I needed to leave town for a family emergency, but my neighbors jumped right in to care for the new kitten. It’s the little things in life that make life joyful.
So I created this design on coaster at Zazzle for my neighbors, because this is true:
Art: it can show appreciation and gratitude in small ways — the little things.
Thank you neighbors.
About the art:
My neighbors create beautiful landscaped yards with brightly colored flowers in beds, posts, and gnome-laced features. They are much better than we are with yard work. So I imagined a series of unique pots with wildflowers that bloom in differing shapes and sizes.
I drew in Sketchbook Pro on the iPad. I set my canvas as 7700 px by 7700 px. I outline in black and fill in the details or flower buds, using the same shapes and strokes as when I paint with gouache. I work in layers– the pots first. I draw, color, and arrange the pots in one layer and add the details [designs] for each pot in different layers. When all layers are finished, I merge them together. I then fill in the “dirt.” Next I begin more layers for each flower: each stem with leaves and each wildflower in separate layers. When they match just right for a wildflower effect, I merge the layers.
Next, I add the text and my signature [hidden in the orange pot].
Finally, I make the background transparent, so the design only is exported as a .png for upload to my art projects.
My art is not perfect, but it is fun to create, look at ,and give away.
Bag at Society6
Zip Pouch at RedBubble