Today, I spent a lot of time chasing my tail.
In my newly organized studio, all like things are together.
All my watercolor mediums are together
All my photopolymer sets are together.
All my acrylic paints are together.
And all my camera equipment is together.
The camera that I photograph my cards with has a REALLY long battery life. Like MANY months - and I use it a lot.
A few months ago I needed to charge it and I couldn't find the charger. Thankfully, I had another Canon charger so I used that, but it's been bugging me.
So today my battery died while I was photographing my card for today's Mix-Ability challenge. I went through my camera box again - and I couldn't find it. I knew what it looked like - it has those collapsible prongs for the outlet and was very compact.
I suspected The Borrowers. Did you read that book? It was one of my faves - I read it many times. I loved the idea of being tiny and running around in little tiny spaces. Maybe that's why I liked Stuart Little. And Alice in Wonderland. But I digress.
I do not, however, like the idea of The Borrowers stealing my camera charger.
After another search, I googled my camera and its charger - and I, with horror, realized it WAS in my camera box. It just looked nothing like what I had in my head so I kept ignoring it and pawing through the box.
That will teach me to get a camera that only needs charging twice a year. I need to spend more time getting to know my charger.
However, I do think this is how great stories like the Borrowers are born.
Creative people who can't find their chargers just make something up. Like a whole children's book.
Today is the Mix-Ability challenge on Splitcoast. Anna is our host and the challenge is whitewashing. We could leave a lot of white space, or add white with gesso, etc.
I decided to use my Luminance pencils - I always start my images with white and also blend with white, so it was perfect for this challenge.
I love those beautiful little cups from the July My Paper Pumpkin.
Remember that all you need to do to transform a simple line image is fill it with color! I'll have three cups of color please - thank you!
I did a quick video of the coloring process for you. PS - here's the Smudge Guard Glove info I left out in the video :).
I have three pending registrations for the retreat at which point I believe the house beds will be filled. I will update the retreat page for those needing hotel accommodations, but there's not much time left.
Enjoy the long Labor Day weekend if you are in the US. I plan on doing a whole lot of nothing after my class on Saturday.
PS - I'll be back with my class winner this weekend!