Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Never Be Afraid To Try Something New...

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.  ― Dave Barry
Why, what a wonderful sentiment - Bless you Dave!

As you've probably worked out, I thought I'd try something new today.  I know, <Gasp!> how adventurous and daring of me.  Looking at it, I'm thinking perhaps this artwork is perhaps more of a Titanic than an Ark, but I figure I had to start somewhere, right?!

It's a little girl smelling some flowers, in case you couldn't tell.

So what was this new "thing" I tried, you may be wondering?

Pen and Wash.  I know!  How could I have not thought to try it before?

I really enjoyed the experience. I know my watercolour technique leaves a lot to desired and my drawing ability is well, "interesting" to say the least, but there is something fresh and immediate about this style of work that I really respond to. It may be a combination of the softness of the watercolour and the strength of the pen lines.  I'm not really sure.  Does anyone out there have a better idea of why I like it so much?

All I know is that I want to try this again!  (And hopefully next time my little artwork will be more successful.)

Thanks ever so much for stopping by and seeing what I've been creating.  I love sharing the experience with you all!



  1. wonderful beginning..lots of something new have to try in this life

  2. Thank you very much for your lovely comment Live ametour!

  3. Hello Kate, Do you mind if I used this picture for my essay? I'm writing a story similar to the piture. If you mind, please let me know a.s.a.p.
    I'm requesting and asking you for a permission first though. Please let me know. Thank you! :)

    - Firzanah (

  4. Hi Firzanah,

    Of course you can use my picture for your essay. As long as you promise me to not use the image for publication and you correctly reference my website in your bibliography.

    Have a great weekend!




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