Jan 12 - #2hrchallenge - Baby Room Art

Jan 12 - I've been having fun getting the baby room ready for Baby VC. It's finally coming together, and just in time, today I reached 37 weeks! My theme - woodland/nature gives me a lot of freedom in the creation of original art. If you saw my Jan. 11 post on Facebook then you saw my collage piece. Today I was working on a little watercolor illustration. I used pen and ink and watercolor.

I started by working through some ideas in my sketchbook. I wanted to work through a few ideas before settling on a final outline.

After finalizing my ideas in my sketchbook, I started with a very light graphite outline before using the ink. I also looked at a few different letter types before settling with cursive.

Time to add color... I used thin layers of watercolor over the ink drawing. It's important to be careful with the watercolor. It can be easy to over due it.

I love the photos I've seen of gallery walls. It's a great way to add a variety of art, color, and textures to a wall. I still have a few things to add to my gallery wall, but you can get a glimpse of my vision. It's so fun to personalize the room! My dad built the wooden shelves using barn wood from our family farm in IA. I also have an oil painting I did of a fox on a cigar box. When I was planning the wall I tried to pick pieces that had different depths and shapes. I am still on the search for a few perfect items to add to the top shelf. I also plan on adding a letter to the wall once we pick our sons name.