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Watercolor, Illustration, Surface Design

Valentine’s Day Mantle

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valentinesdaymantle
I’ve been having fun the last couple of weeks creating art with Valentine’s Day in mind. I challenged myself to post my creations on Instagram for 14 days in a row. If you’ve been following, let me know which one you liked the best.

It’s been great, working within the same theme – coming up with different ideas and using different mediums. I’ve used watercolor, watercolor and ink, scanned doodles from my sketchbook and painted them in Photoshop, created a pattern, and a linocut. One more to go! Hmmmm.

My daughter’s art teacher gives them one word and they can execute it anyway they’d like. I love seeing her creations. It must be fun to be in the class and see how other people interpret the word. Their words have included – bounce, sticky, and bump. For “bump” my daughter drew a pregnant woman (focus on the bump) with a crib in the background. I thought it was very creative. Maybe I can sneak into the class!

I’m planning on another themed Instagram challenge – March 1 – 17th. The theme is St. Patrick’s Day (of course). Join me in the fun by including #mcrstpatricksday in your Instagram post. Join me for a day or all 17. It will be fun!

Have a happy Valentine’s Day!

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Author: Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution}

Web and Print Designer living in New York. I blog about painting, illustration, and designing patterns. Inquires are welcome.

6 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Mantle

  1. Hmmm, well, I have to go to your Instagram and revisit each one to say. Will look forward to lots of green. I really loved your patterns. The XO pattern and the Cupid if I HAVE to pick, but loved them all.

  2. It’s been a lot of fun watching your IG flood with hearts! I actually love seeing them all together like a gallery. The theme makes such a beautiful collage when you click on your account page and see all the little squares of pink and red. Good for you on meeting your challenge and prompting a new one!

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