This started out as a pen and ink drawing in my sketchbook; I decided I needed to make it a mini painting. I am interested in making a children’s book, creating whimsical little illustrations and creatures really fuels that desire.
I paint a lot of bee’s. They are one of my favorite little creatures. This mini painting is my most recent bee creation.
I made this little cutie the other day. I am kind of obsessed with moons, I incorporate them into so many of my pieces. Lately they seem to be getting faces more and more often. 🌛 🌝 🌜
The Moon was the very first image I did for this project. The Moon represents rhythms and cycles as well as the process of growth and change. It can also be a symbol of one’s knowledge and influence.
This is the first of many posts, about a new project. I am making a deck or Oracle Cards. At least that is my intention. I am fairly new to using Oracle decks, but I am absolutely loving the process of learning how to use them and interpreting the meanings of each card. When I was looking for a deck to have as my own, I felt like I was falling in love with the artwork of a different deck everyday.
Over the years, I have had a number of people point out a different piece of my artwork or a certain style I work in, and mention it would look lovely as a deck. I alway loved the idea, but felt like I did not know enough about them to make a deck myself.
Well….. I still kind of feel that way, but…. I am not the kind of person to wait till the perfect time to do something, or do a ton of research and stressing before I even get going on a project. So here I am, trusting my instincts and intuition. Learning as I go.
I do not have a name for the deck yet; I do not know if I am going to use key words yet; I do not know if I am going to have an in depth guide book. I am, however, drawing away. I knew the style I wanted to work in and I have a million ideas for images.
I have decided to sell the original drawings. They make adorable little pieces of art. I figure it will help me pull together the funds to actually print the decks when I am done. I don’t know how long this project will take me, but I am sure it will be a while.
The Mermaid was one of the first cards I designed. I have always had much love for these mystical creatures. She is a symbol of love and sensuality and freedom from the analytic mind.
This Watercolor was inspired by my love of the creatures of the deep, both real and mythical, as well as my love of misunderstood female villains. Ursula is the sea witch from Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid. She was famously portrayed as a half woman, half octopus, in the Disney movie. I decided to show her as a beautiful and mysterious creature. This painting is available for sale at lovelylonelythings.etsy.com .
Kiss The Moon 💜 Watercolor with pen and ink on paper. I have drawn several versions of this over time, I decided it was time to turn one of them into a painting! Available for sale at lovelylonelythings.etsy.com.