Let's try this again... I couldn't log into Blogger yesterday, so let's pretend for a moment it's still Tuesday.
Update 5/25 AM... still doesn't look like I can log in to leave comments. *sigh*
It's Creative Tuesday! So exciting! It's that time of the week where I open my sketch pad and see what comes out for the theme over at Mr. Toast's Creative Tuesday's assignment!
This week's theme was Tree(s). We had to be sure to have at least one predominant tree in our creation. I am great with the Tree theme -- it's a comfort zone even. In fact, looking back on my previous entries I have done trees with circles, trees on a hike, and trees with flying apples. So, how to make this one special? That was the dilemma.
Noodling around in my mind I knew I had a dancing ballerina tree just waiting to come out. It was time.
Putting together the original sketch lead me to want to add more.
More meaning and magic!
This quote seemed spot on..."there are shortcuts to happiness and dancing is one of them" by Vicki Baum.
This truly became a multimedia as I kept reaching for things to add texture and depth. I started with color pencils. Added bright pink highlighter. Then finished it off with soft oil crayons. Pencil and pen were also used to create the original outlines.
I'm tickled with it. It really brightens my spirits and reminds me that happiness is but a twirl away!