I created “Pray” after I completed the Watercolor Dreams class. Since the watercolor dreams class I have completed several drawings waiting to be painted. There were so many that I wanted to do in that same style so it ended up that “Pray” was the first one I completed with techniques from the Watercolor Dreams class. I am still learning to let go in my paintings.
One of my resolutions for 2018 is to challenge myself artistically. I see things and have a vision usually of how I want them to be, but a lot of times I get carried away. I love mixed media and creating something out of multiple things but I also love a much softer, or romantic look. I have accumulated so many art supplies and have been working with so many different mediums in my mixed media projects, when I saw this class offered, as soon as I saw this lesson I had to sign up. This is by artist Katrina Koltes and the class is called Watercolor Dreams. I am so proud of this Butterfly Girl. Drawing completed by me, no tracing involved and only a few colors of watercolor.
I never really understood art journaling or why it was so popular. I was always inspired by the art that other people were creating but I always felt like putting it in a book or doing art for yourself was something I didn’t have time to do. Then I started just doing it. I still have so many regrets going through so many years and not creating or opening up that part of my mind, but I am coming more to terms with that regret and trying to focus more on going forward and enjoying this process, what I am learning and what I am creating. Some times my paintings are sad, which is the case in this one which I am calling “Lost.” What is amazing is once I was completed, those feelings were released. Art is my therapy!