Botanical Sketch~

Botanical Sketch~

This week’s play…an experiment of sorts. There have been a few ideas and techniques I’ve been wanting to explore.

Time is precious these days…my design work often leaves little time for play like this. Recently, since sleep has been eluding me, I’ve found myself sitting at my desk late into the night trying to fill the creative parts of me that ache to sketch and paint like this.

I like what’s emerging…There is possibility here. To my surprise, this little botanical sketch made my twitter stream explode ~ As of this writing, I am still gathering energy to make my way back there to thank so many for their kindness. It is always so curious to me, the paintings that seem to resonate the most with others.

Original Ink and Watercolor ©Michelle Rummel

The Current…

The Current...

So important to let the mind wander a bit, the hand move as it wants, the colors mix as they may…

My days have been full but I am calm and at peace. I took advantage of a quieter moment today and decided to just play…see what flowed. One free hour and a simple piece emerged, but I like the simplicity of it…the lines that formed with my mind adrift, the current just pulling me along… ~

Original Ink and Watercolor ©Michelle Rummel