Happy Thursday! This week’s DLP is about doodled borders and a throwback to an 80’s hit, Borderline. I decided to go with 80s neon and a nice little border frame. Of course I used gold ink again, I am addicted! I may go back and add a little museum style title sign at the bottom that says borderline, but for now I’m happy with the page. I hope you enjoy!
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I can’t believe it’s March – the time is flying! The Documented Life’s March theme is Making Your Mark (Doodles & Mark Making). The prompt this week is Surviving the Elements. I thought of the weather — I can survive this winter knowing that spring is right around the corner – the signs are everywhere, just pointing toward spring! The time changed (we “sprung forward”), my daffodils have broken through the ground, and I have even heard birds singing! I haven’t locked eyes on a Robin Redbreast, but I have heard a lovely little boy cardinal singing his heart out. The next day I heard him again and when I peaked out I saw an adorable tiny female cardinal sitting in the tree – maybe he was trying to get her attention? Today I saw (and heard) a chickadee! They are so tiny and cute! I about froze to death with the window cracked, but it was worth it!
Sooooo, on to the art and how I pulled all this together. Click on any of the photos for a larger image.
First, I drew out a sketch of my idea and marked it in with pen. I decided to go with the lovely little girl cardinal inside of a pocket watch, which is wrapped in symbols of winter turning into symbols of spring at the top.
I then added watercolor, trying to convey the darkness of winter into the lightness of spring. I also added Snow-Tex around the bottom with some iridescent medium for sparkle. The clock is done in Liquitex gold ink – I admit it, I’m addicted to the stuff!