Thursday, April 10, 2014

Always on my mind...

Not sure who first led me to pop over to Aha Arts, but if it was you, thank you! The style of the artwork is a diversion from my usual realistic style, but I was pleasantly surprised that the watercolored version turned out 'me' anyway.

This is the set that I used... I bought it with Hope You Can Cling To in mind, because I loved the sentiment and the range of emotions on the girls' sweet faces... I was feeling particularly overwhelmed yesterday, so the melancholy of the blue girl grabbed my attention. She's watercolored using Shinhan Premium Watercolors.

Here's a closer look - I love her little pout. I had a few of those moments yesterday too! Change is hard. And I could not FIND anything!

I added a little tag with a sentiment from Power Poppy... it fit my mood, and I love that song as well! I used this week's sketch at Splitcoaststampers to get me going.

Still struggling to get organized, but I have a larger desk coming that will really help me feel less cramped in my live-in closet. I'm at a card table right now, and I'm thankful for it, but a little tired of rotating piles to make room to work. Not to whine though...  we certainly didn't come all this way for me to be comfortable crafting. :) My husband has been experiencing much less anxiety on this side of the ocean, and we made steps today toward getting him in to Mayo Clinic very soon. Good things... good things.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Such a bittersweet expression on her face. You've water colored her beautifully! Fabulous card!

  2. WOW! Excellent water coloring Dina. I too am more realist in my approach. You nail it. Great card.

  3. love this card!!

  4. Wow, Dina! This is amazing! I just LOVE her little pout! Truly amazing art, even though you are working under less-than-perfect conditions! Praying for your DH's appointment at Mayo Clinic! Hugs!

  5. thank you for sharing this I can relate to this!!

    You are blessing people in your time of challenge, may God bless you.

    Change is a challenge, I am glad that your DH is less anxious, and I hope that it will be very soon that he gets into the clinic. my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours in this time of change.

    God Bless

  6. Beautiful coloring. I like this girl too!

  7. I love the watercolor Dina, and i pray that you and your family can find healing and purpose for what God is doing now. Enjoy because everything is always for good even when we don't see ;) God Bless you and please keep doing your awesome work because you are an inspiration.

  8. I would never have chosen this stamp set BUT seeing what can be done with it has changed my mind. You have such an artistic talent. I'm sorry you have been having a down period and I'm sure making this art has helped you in a positive way. Great work. Sending all the best to your family.

  9. This little girl is so sweet! I love how you have colored her.

    Glad to hear you are back, just reading through your last week of posts. Best wishes to you and your family through the continued adjustment.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.