feathering my nest again ~ watercolor mixed media

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hi there ~ 

i’m so glad it’s the end of my work-week, and ready to jump into the weekend  

this is a larger piece i have wanted to do for a long time.  and my heart has loved the process.  

it’s a sketched piece created in a large-scale moleskine journal, size 8.5″ x 12.” and i’m loving the bigger venue…  i guess because i’m just like a kid with a favorite coloring book, and i always did enjoy those larger drawings… more to color in!  

this detailed feather is hand-drawn with a black pen, then watercolored with blues, purples, greens, and a bit of yellow, then a bit of white and black for contrast.  i added {more} sparkle, by using a gelly roll sparkle pen, and some microbeads… both in silver and black.  

i love it. not only the color, but the style.  and the microbeads! i can’t seem to get enough of those little darlings and their beautiful, shiny textures. 

i don’t know if it is “completely” finished yet.  i added a few more details in the last picture.  now the question is whether or not i will add words… and i think… i might?!

have a great weekend!  i have much catching up to do, and that includes a good cleaning up in the studio and house, and lots of blog writing.  i have much to share … some great free motion quilting books, and a stash of ‘beginner’ quilts which i was able to photograph recently when i visited a friend’s home.

have a blessed weekend ~
xo
leslie
and joining my “in the studio” friends with jen price here:


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  1. so what's better…the GORGEOUS photos you post, the GORGEOUS quilts…or…the awesome sketchbook pages?? lol you know I love your sketchbook drawings.. 🙂 this is so cool looking! what do you use to glue on your micro beads?

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