Pia Rom’s prompt this month for her challenge grabbed me immediately, though the colors for this month are not me at all! We collect coffee mugs! Mitchell and I have names for them — Our Happy Mug (white roosters stamped on red, Italian pottery), Our Carolina Mugs (hand-made in Carolina and we enjoyed coffee watching the sun rise together on the Carolina beaches). Painting Deb Babcock’s HUGE mug allowed me name it, and so it will be the Mug of hope. Indian Ink on shellac.
So. Much. Hope. Especially today, as I have solved minor but vexing problems during journaling in the wee hours!
Why do I do challenges? I mean, I’m an artist, and have plenty to paint. But as I am learning watercolors, and am not quite into “realism” as an artist, I need to just keep playing around as I learn. Challenges connect me to other artists who are also playing around, and so it is a fun way to learn / experiment / share. I’ve made friends with other artists from all over the world through challenges!
Shortly I will announce my own challenge . . . Stay tuned!
Deb Babcock’s pottery makes it into my sketches. She is a painter-in-pottery, which is probably why Mitchell and I gift her mugs and cups and bowls for anniversaries! Tell her we sent you!
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