My hubby and I don't go in for the traditional Valentine's Day things. We smooch and hug all the time anyway, and we buy each other things throughout the year, so I always "surprise" him with a sappy sweet handmade card. This year I added a little sculpture for his desk. Fortunately, he is used to my offbeat style and likes anything I, so lovingly, present to him. Here is his new art...
Yes, it is a piece of art made from a grape stem. I fashioned the base from polymer clay and painted it a bit. I painted the grape stem here and there, and glued a raccoon bead to the base. The seeds were added so the 'coon would have some food, but they ended up looking like pulled baby teeth, so that's a bit yucky. When I gave this lovely item to DH, he looked up at me with the funniest look on his face and then just smiled and shook his head. He did add this little bit of art to his desk. I think he actually likes it.
I also practiced with my new Derwent Graphitint pencils. They are water soluble colored graphite pencils. Very subdued colors that really pop when you touch the wet brush to them.
A bit of a departure for me, as I usually use very bright colors, but I like them a lot.
This was just a few quickly scribbled lines that reminded me of hair, so I added some wonky facial features just for practice purposes. The colors are so subtle, I can think of lots of applications for them.
Well, that's it for now. Remember that if I haven't gotten your address yet for your heart, feel free to go to my profile page to my contact section, and send me your info. Love y'all bunches, so take care and wish us good numbers on our cholesterol tests tomorrow.