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Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Happy New Year!

Even though Christmas has passed, I decided to document a few of our ornaments.  So on New Year's Day,  while watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy (yes all three!) with my son, I made this sketch. It includes an ornament my mom made in the late 1960's, one from New Delhi in 2011, one from Germany circa 1989 or so.
Can you figure out which is which?

I'm including the pencil drawing and the watercolor.  Pencil is my fall back, I'm totally comfortable in that medium.  Watercolor is so much harder, and I'm not good with detail, so this was a real challenge for me...very hard to control the tendency to overwork it.


  1. Great idea, and so very nicely executed! Yes, the pencil is wonderful, but your w/c is also good!

  2. Both are beautiful. You've captured a wonderful light in the watercolor. Nicely done.