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Meet Destino Flame, the baby dragon. (Yes, his name ends in an ‘o.’ It’s like “Destiny,” but “tougher sounding.” We’re not sure he’ll need the extra toughness when he grows up to be a ferocious dragon, what with the ability to fly and breathe fire.)
For the upcoming summer, I’ve picked up a new (old?) hobby: Coloring for adults!
I got a book from Amazon and a fresh set of markers.
What’s amazing to me is how different the completed design looks from the one in progress. I had in mind some colors I wanted to use and just let my mind wander down whatever path it wanted.
This was so relaxing and so much fun!
I’ve been keeping a secret for months now.
In my watercolor class, I painted two gargoyles. I’d chosen two of my husband’s favorites, and I was thrilled with the results. (How many gargoyles do we have here? I thought I’d counted all of them when I was doing this project, but then I found another one the other day that I’d missed! It’s a good thing I’m not the one responsible for feeding them.)
I was able to sneak away and get my artwork framed for him for the holidays unbeknownst to him. I’ve had them secreted away in my office closet ever since.
He was thrilled, and they look great!
For now, they’re on the mantle, to keep them out of harm’s way, and I’m really happy with how they turned out.
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This one was fun!
Even though watercolors are best viewed from a distance, I have to remind myself not to get caught up in the up-close details. Also? Sometimes the hardest part about painting is stopping. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, if I do say so myself!
To see the steps up to this point, check out this post.