I got a rough start on the second day of last week’s retreat, and didn’t do anything until after lunch besides go to the art store with my friend Pam and stand at a window… but then I got busy with some transfer drawings (technique borrowed from Paul Klee). Some of them I loved just as they were, and some seemed to need embellishment.

The painterly look on the top and bottom pieces was achieved with a white Daniel Smith watercolor stick that was given to me while at the retreat. (Sarah, who I barely know, is a very generous soul, as I just found out today how expensive they were… thank you, Sarah!) I found them challenging to work with, but the struggle actually showed in the texture, which I really liked in the end, and I will definitely work with them more.