#NatureDoodlewash Tenacity!

June 6th Has me on a nature walk along a rocky outcrop.  Even here one must remember to look down and see natures tenacity.  The tiniest mauve flowers cling to rock and life and flourish.

For my first #NatureDoodlewash I brushed the dust off my Elegant Writer Calligraphy pens to get the funky colors and swirls of the rock.  For the flowers I used watercolour pencil and white Gelly Roll.  All on Opus Essentials Sketchbook paper.  By Susan Feniak

Thank you to Charlie O’Shields for inviting us along on #NatureDoodlewash

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Happy Robbie Burns Day!

Time for a little fluff!  Its the middle of the night and I should be sleeping but no.  So here I am and it is time for you to meet “Haggis MacBagpipe”.  He is here to wish you a Happy Robbie Burns Day!

Way back when, in my high school years, the ‘70s, ugh, I never had any change left in my wallet for buying greeting cards.  So I made the cards myself.  Out of necessity I invented or created a gaggle of creatures and critters along the way.  There were plenty for me to choose from and they were suitable for any occasion.  “Haggis MacBagpipe” is a true original expressly for Robbie Burns Day.   A card I more then likely presented to my parents January 25th circa 1973.  Memories……

original art by Susan Feniak pencil crayon on paper

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Christmas Greetings 2015

Original art by Susan Feniak  water colour pencil, water colours, elegant marker, and ink.

Merry Christmas wishes.  The Winter Chickadees have been busy!  A magical time indeed.  I hope all of you my blogging friends and supporters have a very happy time with family and friends. Cheers, Susan

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Freckled Poinsettia

original art by Susan Feniak  water colour pencil, elegant writer, and water colours on paper.  A quick sketch inspired by a very different poinsettia plant given to me by a friend.  Could not resist the temptation to put it on paper.  Cheers, Susan

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Winter Chickadees

original art by Susan Feniak  water colour pencil on paper  Tomorrow is Draw a Bird Day but I have gone bird crazy here so am able to post this one today and another is ready for the official day.  These two look as impressed with the fact that it is winter as I am.  Grumpy?  No matter, it is winter and there is nothing they or I can do about it.  Cheer up!!  At least they don’t have a dump of snow on them like my cardinals do!

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Quick Lets Go South

I decided to take a day off from all the pre Christmas fun and games of shopping, decorating, baking, wrapping, cleaning, entertaining and all the other things associated with that upcoming event.  Time to do some art.  Now that is a switch!! Time for art??  Since it is a rather soggy sunless day in these parts I came up with a plan to paint a pair of cardinals.  You know, just to get me into a better Christmas frame of mind.  One thing led to another and the next thing I knew the cardinals were looking a little too snow bound and frazzled.  Ergo, “Quick Lets Go South”!!  I like to think the one cardinal is pointing in that direction.  It looks to me like he is. Enjoy!  Cheers, Susan

original art by Susan Feniak  water colour pencils on paper

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#SelfieArt My first

IMG_20150923_164831360  It is the 25th of the month and I am posting a #SelfieArt.  I kept it simple this time.  Self portraits are out of my comfort zone as are painting pictures of someone else or even animals.  So why not accept a challenge? As you can see by this picture I am more complicated then meets the eye!! 🙂