Tuesday, November 2, 2021

VIDEO: Simple Watercolor Bees

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I've learned a lot about native bees in the last two years, as I've spent a lot more time in my garden.

When a lot people talk about saving bees, the imagery is always bumblebees or honeybees. 

But in Central Texas, it's our little native bees that are our primary pollinators. The ones I see the most are blue, and about the size of a fly. They are solitary bees, and so pretty. They live in little holes - little studio apartments. 

It pains me when I see people using weed & feed, or spraying for mosquitos, because that kills our bees instantly. It's also really bad for humans. I don't get the whole better living through poison philosophy.

I'm hosting a challenge or two for Falliday Fest at Splitcoast this week. Falliday Fest is a week of challenges, combined with a tutorial blitz - there will be SIX new tutorials this week. The first one is here - and it's SO cute - you can make ornaments out of your old wood stamp blocks! 

My first challenge highlights our newest weekly challenge on the site - Watercolor Wednesday. I am amazed at what the challenge hosts have done with this challenge - each week is a new skill building tutorial for watercolor that's totally approachable and fun. So I asked in my challenge for everyone to pick one of the tutorials and try it. I chose this challenge, which was watercolor bees

I painted my very chubby bees with Daniel Smith watercolor on cold press watercolor paper, and used this sentiment set for a nice clean & simple card. I have a video for you below.

I'd love it if you joined us for this event! 

Here's the sped up video - just music.

Here are the supplies I used today.
CM413 Affirmation Messages | Hero Arts
[ HA | ELH | SSS ]
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors
[ BLIC ]
Escoda Versatil Brushes | BLICK Art...
Fabriano Extra White Cold Press...
[ BLIC ]
Stillman & Birn Beta Series...
[ BLIC ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT | UNT ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | ELH | CST | ART ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Nesting Porcelain Bowls - BLICK art...
[ BLIC ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]


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