So I pulled out my wonderful book by Stephanie Law titled 'Dreamscapes-Myth & Magic' I adore this book. I love to study how she draws and paints these mythical creatures. I still have not attempted to use this book for painting lessons because I am afraid I will fail miserably. But I did use it as inspiration for some very quick sketches to try and jumpstart some faerie magic!
|Quick sketches of dryads and water sprite|
|Moon and night sky with hand embroidered water sprite|
|Close up of machine stitching on the water|
|Water Sprite in the Moonlight|
While waiting for the paint to dry I decided to grab a stick and make a magic wand. Faerie wand, or witchy wand? Maybe it depends on how I use this wand. But I have been wanting to make one since we had the Dragon theme at AE a few years ago. I wanted to do one with a dragon claw on the end. I still may have to do one like that but this one has a huge optical calcite crystal with a labradorite stone on the end.
|Optical Calcite with Labradorite stone|
|You can see all the different colors that I used-midnight blue, lime green, denim blue, verdigris, dark brown and the metallic rose gold.|
|My magic wand|
The month slipped away as it always does and I didn't get to make anything else, but I am happy with the pieces I did create. The wand was super fun to make. I really want to make a whole bunch of them. And I always enjoy creating with fabrics and threads!
I can't wait to see what all the AE members and our guests have created for this month.
Here's the list of participants, so go take a look at everyone's creations.
Art Elements Team
Cathy That's me!Marsha