I worked in 2022 on my notecards for Etsy and local shops trying to find a consistent way to produce them while still keeping the individually hand done quality to them.
I began learning Intaglio engraving for plexiglass to make prints of my bird drawings which I could then watercolor. While I've always been an avid pencil sketcher, I discoverd a new way of drawing with the stylus and tools that took my drawings from flat paper to a 3 D plate. I loved the look of the plates after they were carved even before I printed with them!
As I was researching the printing process, I stumbled upon an amazing world of etched glass and decided to try my hand at it making Christmas gifts.
I enjoyed this process so much that I am now hooked on seeing how far I can go.
Many THANKS to Lesley Pyke YouTube channel (Paints with Diamonds) for sharing her sense of humor and amazing talent as I learn how to create in this medium.
Here are a few of the glasses I've completed. I also didn't realize what a BIG project it would be to photograph the work once I was ready to show them. I feel like I learn something new with each one - isn't that the point?!!
Happy Painting! (and, whatever else you get into!)
I think it is important to share our process with others, just as we gain from watching other artists work.