This year I decided to work on my sketching and watercolour skills. Every morning (well, almost every morning), I sit down first thing with my sketchbook. Actually, a good friend of mine recommended I do this when I complained last year of not having enough time for creative exploration… (Thanks Crystal!). These “morning meditations” have been such an incredible learning experience for me.
I decided to share these morning sketches and paintings in my Instagram & Facebook Stories. Doing so has been a scary but rewarding experience. I didn’t realize my morning ‘playtime’ would result in me teaching sketching and watercolour online classes. I love it!
One of my sketches was inspired by the Coco Chanel quote “Beauty begins…” and a messy bun drawing I found online (artist unknown). The response I received after I shared the photo above was amazing! So many of you reached out me. I decided to do a watercolour version the next day. The original is done with the Kelly Creates Black Fineliners, and in the coloured version I used my Kelly Creates Watercolor Inks.
During the Christmas ‘Covid’ season, I was wondering how to ‘give back’ to all of you and decided to create a free printable of my ‘Beauty Begins’ sketch. (I will not be offering the black and white version because it is very similar to the one I found online as inspiration and don’t want to infringe copyright).
Save your money, download and print this, get a frame from the Dollar Store and you have a nice present. You could even print on better quality heavyweight paper if you like. Click HERE to download or click the image above.
Thank you for following my creative journey and supporting me with your encouraging comments and messages! I know these are difficult and crazy times for so many, and I am sending love, hope and strength out to all of you!