River Eagle

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We were close to Glacier National Park and the road followed a river on the way into the Going to the Sun Road – my husband noticed an Eagle flying along the river – I wish I could have been fast enough to get a photo of it, but it turned out we saw a few Eagles on our trip and most of them were flying along the rivers.  I’m trying to cormemmorate our trip in my drawings and this is the latest….

River Eagle web

River Eagle available on Redbubble

Another fun template to work on from Ben Kwok.  I really enjoyed this, and I can’t recommend his templates enough, in case you haven’t noticed.

I’m preparing some of my work for a show we are doing in September – I’m so new to selling my work, and I would really appreciate any tips you have for packaging, mounting etc.  Some I plan to frame and other’s I have archival plastic sleeves to put them in, but they need something to beef them up so the work doesn’t bend.  Help?

Do Ewe Like Camping?

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I’ve mentioned we just came back from a three week trip camping out West, seeing our Amazing Country.

Ewe Love Camping web

Ewe Love Camping

I couldn’t help it.  I had to draw this.  And I have another in the works for those sheep who don’t want the hassle of towing a trailer :)

For the Love of Doodling

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My friend Karen and my cousin Suzanne and I have formed a new group on Facebook….For the Love of Doodling.  Please come on over and join in – it will be another place for you to share your work in doodling, tangling, and related art.  We would appreciate your support – a brand new group is born!  We will be no nonsense, straight up sharing, admiring, inspiring.  No spam, no soliciting or any other nonsense (hence the no nonsense ;)

Back from our Trip!

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We’ve been camping out west, visiting our amazing National Parks – we started at Glacier National Park, then explored Yellowstone and lastly Rocky Mountain National Park. We had an amazing time seeing all the wonders that are in our Beautiful Country and there is still so much to see.

I did get to work on two pieces while I was away…..I choose these animals because we were fortunate enough to see them! I’ll be working on an Eagle next….but for now…
Glacier Buffalo web

Glacier Buffalo

Big Prairie Wolf Web

Big Prairie Wolf

Both of these are available in my Redbubble shop, so I really appreciate you’re taking a click on over there to take a look around.

Derwent Academy Class Finished!

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I was able to complete the last two classes for the Derwent Academy Class and just received my Graduation email this morning – I’ve made my choice of 24 Inktense pencils!  This class is a great introduction to drawing, painting and pastels and well worth the time.  Of course, you may end up buying some Derwent supplies….but they are excellent products so it’s a win/win in my book.   There website is chock-full of information as well, so have a look around!

Go With The Flow

Go With The Flow, Copyright 2014 Christianne Gerstner

 

I’ve been working on some more organic tangles lately and having a lot of fun with that.  We had some wicked storms come through the last two nights and last night we lost power around 6pm.  It was back before 10, but imagine how upset I was trying to figure out a way to keep drawing  – I have a Mighty Bright Vusion and it clipped  nicely onto my sketching board.  To think I wasn’t too happy with that little light when I originally purchased it for my needlepoint frame.  We are supposed to be getting more storms today, so fingers crossed we don’t lose power again, but if we do at least I can keep busy with that little light in use.  It has a little stand as well, so if I wanted to be knitting I could have placed it on the arm of my chair and knit away!

I’ve Always Wanted to Make One of These….

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and I fnished it!

Messenger bag done messenger bag front flap

Two coats of Scotchguard and I’m ready to pack it up with my tangling supplies.  I ended up using two Pentel Gel Roller for Fabric pens.  They do run out pretty quickly.

I also finished this

 

Tangled Hummingbird web

Tangled Hummingbird

Template by Ben Kwok, I added the Bee Balm and Leaves.

My Derwent Watercolor Pan arrived today, so hopefully I’ll be able to get Class 5 done this weekend and submitted.  I’m learning so much and having a ton of fun, I highly recommend this Master Class to anyone.

Have a Great Weekend!