Art is Currency

My friend Laurie Ruettimann inspired me again recently, she has a habit of doing so. As a small thank you for this latest inspiration, I sent Laurie one of my poppy sketches, and she wrote a short post titled Art is Currency, which referenced the sketch among other things.

This year my art has shifted to a different place. I’ve continued to develop my art based learning, and I’ve been more intentional (thanks Laurie) about offering some of my art for sale. Art is currency.

I recently celebrated my 50th birthday and with Carole’s encouragement and support a party was thrown. It was great fun – people were kind and generous to me in so many ways. I want to highlight a particularly delightful and artistic aspect of this kindness and generosity, hand made cards. I’m grateful for everything I have received and these cards are another powerful reminder. Art is currency.

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Birthday Card

Learning to Paint – Birthday Card

A few weeks ago I decided to paint a birthday card for my Father in Law. I haven’t painted anything (except as an unwilling house decorator) since I left school. I drew a pencil outline by hand first then….coloured it in with water colours. I used a Letraset Promarker to fill in the lettering and here’s how the card came out. I think it took me about an hour start to finish.

Birthday Card