Friday, September 19, 2008



Hi! This is a tiny watercolor and gouche art card. I've made loads of the swirly, bubbly backgrounds to paint on and this is the first one to get finished. I love painting the patterns and creating the watermarks with the gemstone paint, they settle into a shimmery, miniscule design. I really like the size as well, they lend themselves to constant shuffling. I also gilded the edges, which adds to the preciousness of the small size.

It would seem like all we do is eat and make tiny things (that's almost true) but we also love movies. Our dvd collection is good sized and I'm always on the lookout for 'background' films that we can have on while we work. While I painted the girl on the card, Forbidden Kingdom (a kung fu movie with Jackie Chan and Jet Li) was on , which was visually delightful, with the best girl villain sporting magical hair. Its a new favorite, along with Practical Magic, Sense and Sensibility and Star Dust.

The other day I spotted Hot Fuzz and immediately put in the cart, pleased I found it for 8 bucks. When I got to check out, the cashier asked to see my i.d. and said I had to be 17 to buy the movie (its graphic) and you can imagine how pleased I was! Andrew was like 'What, did you get a new eye cream?' to which I replied 'nope-dr.Bronners water drops!'. That stuff is good, made from fruit juice and green tea, it totally cleared up my skin and its easy to drink, a dropper full in juice has the same amount of antioxidants as 15 cups of green tea. I know, awesome. Well, its time to get back to it, I have a lot to do to get ready for the Hawaii show! I can't wait!

7 comments:

laurelmoon said...

I also have a short list of movies I love to watch while crafting...I listen to them and look up whenever it gets interesting. Flash Gordon, Captain Blood, the Black Swan, Three Musketeers (the eighties beefcake version, of course, lol)...

I just watched Hot Fuzz and found it to be hilarious. I think I might have to buy it as well. Though I have a feeling that I won't be lucky enough to be carded...

Jenny said...

Cynthia I LOVE the card!!! You've totally inspired me to put down the acrylics and test out some gouache! Should be interesting...:)

Wynn Studio said...

Ahhh- love your illustration!

You answered my question as to what I want to do today! I really need to paint or draw...

You are truly inspiring my dear~

Oh- Where I could find Dr. Bronner's water drops!?!?! I really could use some balance in my body and life...

Thinking of you
XoxoxoX
J a n e

Cynthia Thornton said...

Thanks everyone!

I got Dr. Brandt's (I forgot the name - sorry!) water drops at sephora. It comes in blueberry, pomaganate, lemon and maybe another flavor. I like it.

Sheila said...

I like what you did with the card! The drawing is equally pretty as the background.

katarinas mama said...

Love the idea of Dr. Brandt's...sounds delightful...Just watched Stardust again...found it w/the $9 discount movies @ Wal-Mart...and Pride & Prejudice...and of course Eragon...for my 9 yo son - the dragon/griffin lover!

BTW, love the card, so beautiful and inspirational!!

Janet said...

As my Aussie friend would say just Loverly Cynthia!