Monday, August 15, 2011

Sunflowers and More

Six Sunflowers (c) 2011 Dora Sislian Themelis
12x16 Watercolor on Lanaquarelle
I decided to paint these sunflowers one more time and from life, before I had to throw them out. They were getting really dry and ugly. I think I'm finally done with sunflowers. I sketched out the composition and tried my best to keep the colors light before adding darks. They don't excite me anymore. Not like when I first painted them. I guess it's expected.

On the distraction front, I am doing well! Isn't that how it is? 

I've become obsessed by the colors of beads and this knotting business. It's become addictive. These red beads look striking against the black of the waxed cotton cord and make me want to play with them again. I'll be putting these in my Etsy shop soon, along with the blues bracelet from last week. Yum.

The thing with this is that some beads have too small a hole to thread the cotton cord through and it becomes frustrating. I managed.

Now I'm on a mission to use leather instead of the cotton cord. I made myself dizzy searching the online shops for both leather cord and more beads. Yeah, more beads. Beads with some sparkle. Beads with a larger hole so I can play some more. Like I said, addictive.


  1. Love those sunflowers!!! and the beads look awesome.

  2. Thank you Teri! Sometimes I need to get away from painting by playing with other"toys"!


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