Navigating Life

Lighthouses have long been a symbol of navigation or the guiding light on the rough waters, beaming their light offering safe guidance during the dark night or storm.  It could also be a symbol for life providing  guidance and steadfastness in relationships and the ability to weather any storm. Lighthouses can inspire hope in turbulent times, for the spiritual strength and emotional guidance which is available to us during the times we feel we are being helplessly tossed around in a sea of inner turmoil.

I came across a whimsical picture of a lighthouse and thought about it’s symbolism I felt that it would be calming and fun to paint. I did a quick sketch and  used watercolors to paint it and then finished up with some Conte pencils for shading some areas to give it a bit more depth.  I am still practicing watercolor techniques and still have a long ways to go to perfect this medium but I enjoy the practice.Lighthouse watercolour copy

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Designing Greeting Cards

Well it has been quite sometime since I last did a post….life sometimes just gets in the way, not to mention when you get into a creative slump and I am happy that I am emerging into creative space again.

Today I created a greeting card for my Valley Women’s Network – White Rock Chapter to welcome our new members.  I basically took a number of watercolor paintings I have created and took them into Photoshop Elements, using layers and a few filters to create the image for the front of the card.  We have been using Send-Out Cards to send Thank You cards to our guest speakers and now we  have added new members.  It is great to be able to create images of my original paintings and then upload to Sendoutcards.com so that we have original personalized cards going to our members and I am grateful to have this platform to highlight some of my artwork.

If you are a small business owner or entrepreneur and want to meet other like-minded women to network with in the Fraser Valley, check out our website for meeting dates and locations.  I have been a member for 6 years now and I really love all the new friends and connections I have made over the years.

 

Welcom card copy