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Aug082012

Even more painting for you

I've been writing all day for delicious cash money, and I am all worded out. After I was done working, I spent hours trying to figure out the best way to scan watercolors. Turns out there's an art to it. Then you have to fix the levels in Photoshop, and that, my friends, almost made my brain go kablooey. But I did it, sort of! I even put a watermark in there--like a boss, I dare say. Someone high five me!  

Here's a view of the lake at Henry's camp.

Camp

And this is the Jizo statue I referred to in this piece. I like him a lot more now than I did then. I can't hold a grudge against that face. Henry is partial to this little guy, so now it lives in his room.

jizo

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as a watercolorist, i say bravo to you. these are really lovely.

August 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjen lemen

You are very talented. High five!

August 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSmalltown Me

Your background in that second one is great. I never know what to do with a still life background when I paint.

August 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavida

Lovely, Alice! Had no idea..want one! xox

August 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIrene Ilias

Woo-hoo!!! High fives galore!! I love the lake picture.

August 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

Double High Fives! Those are great. So glad you're sharing them with us :)

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMae

Sheesh, I am a fledgling "daddy blogger" and your talent in multiple areas is downright intimidating. Congrats! http://mykidisspecial.blogspot.com/

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDesperate Housedad

I know this isn't the point of this post...but I had never read the piece about your miscarriage before. I miscarried in April 2011, and it's been a rough year and a half. I did try again, and I'm currently 35 weeks pregnant. I have a hard time being hopeful and happy for this baby while still mourning the other baby. Anyway, what I wanted to say was it's a beautifully written piece. I find a lot of comfort in stories that sound so much like mine. Like, we're all in this together. Something like that.

Lovely paintings by the way. Lovely, lovely, lovely. You are so talented...a Renaissance lady.

August 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVery Bloggy Beth

Beth, I'm so happy the essay helped. Thanks so much for letting me know. And congratulations!

August 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlice

You know, a jizo is a special little god that protects women, children, and travelers. Sometimes "travelers" refers to astral travel; sometimes not. Your son's room is a great place for him.

August 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

These are wonderful. I'm so glad you're doing this, Alice. :)

And congratulations, Beth! ♥

August 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVal

I concur, the lake watercolor is lovely.

August 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusan H.

Gorgeous paintings, Alice. I love it when you post paintings. They are a breath of fresh air in the blogging world.

August 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusan B

I keep coming back to this post, drawn by the first painting. I figured it was time that I left you a comment to let you know how wonderful it is.

September 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterneeroc

Beautiful paintings. And while it made your head almost go "kablooey", doesn't it feel great to have learned something new. My wife was so happy yesterday when she told me that she had googled, found, downloaded and set up quicktime on her parents computer. It was fun to see.

September 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIan Hancock

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