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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Summer of Color & Paint Party Friday (a day early...)

This is the final week for the Summer of Color challenge--how fast six weeks has flown by! The color combo choice of the week was Sage and Sepia, which to me felt very earthy so I wanted to do a nature quote postcard with the Micron Sepia pens and painted with a Sage-y leaf green Derwent Inktense pencil:

 
And, another postcard I did earlier in the week--I wanted to save these for Mail Art Monday, but now I'll have an excuse to do more over the weekend, especially since we have three new Random Acts of Mail nominees this morning--gotta get busy! But this is a postcard version of the journal page I did last week:

 
The weather is already too hot for me this morning...How far north does one have to move to not suffer this miserable summer heat and humidity??? We have an air conditioning contractor coming tonight to give us an estimate on central air--that doesn't mean we'll actually have it installed any time soon, though...blah...So.Not.A.Fan.Of.Summer....Maybe I'll sit in the tub all day? Fill it with ice cubes. Think cool thoughts. This can't last forever....Hang in there, everyone!!

19 comments:

  1. Dawn really lovely work! :D

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  2. You did a beautiful job with your SOC colors. Your letters are incredible.

    Here in the midwest, we must be used to heat, although it would definitely be difficult without AC. I can't imagine it, since our days are close to 100 F and nights in the mid-80s. And of course, the high humidity makes it feel even worse. I can definitely empathize.

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  3. terrific artwork, Happy PPF and SOC, Annette x

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  4. Perfect for the sage/sepia challenge! HPPF and SOC!

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  5. Beautiful journal pages. Love the quote about what we can become and how you illustrated it with such bright happy colors.

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  6. Both pieces have a message that we need to hear over and over. And you have done a beautiful job artwise in illustrating those thoughts.

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  7. really beautiful projects dawn and your writing is supurb!!

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  8. I love both pieces, especially your lettering on the first one :)

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  9. Ooooooh! I love both of these works of art, Dawn! Your messages are wonderful, and both pieces are so creative and wonderful to look at, too! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us!!!

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  10. Ahhhh come to the Oregon cost. I have my heater running. I have had my heater on for the last few days. It is cold here. boo hoo hoo. This is a great post and I really like your art and messages
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  11. Awesome.. LOVE your postcards! ~tina

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  12. Well I am in british Columbia and it's tolerable but hot too...I sit with a cold thin long towel around my neck and that really helps....I rewet it every few hours!! Love the artwork!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  13. Love these! And we could all learn to slow down a bit :)

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  14. Love your lettering on both the cards, though I had to love at the nature one, right now mother nature is throwing earthquakes at us where I live, it is indeed taking patience (and wine) to cope with all the aftershocks. :) Also the distraction of blog visiting!

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  15. Gorgeous work! Love your lettering!

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  16. Oh, but if you live in the south, we have at least 3 more months of it. . . I love the wisdom in your art. Blessings, Janet PPF

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