Diva Challenge #93 – Bunzo!

Well, for better for worse, here’s my version of Bunzo, drawn for the Diva’s challenge this week. It’s the very first time I use it. EVER. But I’m quite pleased with the result and have found this pattern to be most forgiving. So will be using it again. And again. *cough* And again.
I have also used Helen’s “scrolled feather” here as I think it’s utterly GORGEOUS! At least her version is. Mine is…., well, MINE, I guess.

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Oh – and here’s a little afterthought: the “negative” version of the drawing, which is also pretty cool 😉

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Incidentally, I was listening to a stunning song called “My Soul Is Complete” as I was drawing – hence the little quote on the side; needless to say that as none of my work is planned…, it just kinda found itself there!! Just in case you can’t quite make it out, it reads “King of glory be lifted high… Fill my heart with a joy that’s only found in you…”.
It’s pretty much my heart’s cry, every single day.
Here – have a listen.
You’re welcome.

Diva Challenge #91 – Beads of Courage

I was extremely inspired by Laura’s challenge this week, and liked the idea of celebrating milestones, achievements and events in children’s lives by stringing beautiful beads to one another 🙂 Click here to check out the work this amazing charity does among children with life-limiting and terminal conditions.

This appealed to me for many reasons –
• as a mum of children with Special Needs, I come into contact regularly with kids affected by heart wrenching conditions and illnesses…and love that I can draw alongside them and their parents, having a measure and a bit of a grasp on what it’s like to live with these conditions on a daily basis.
• I love, LOVE curvy, shiny, beautiful glass/ wooden/ clay beads!!
• …oh. And bling in general.
• I so enjoy drawing curvy shapes and trying to make them as shiny and beautiful as I can… simple pleasures…!

So for all it’s worth, here is my humble offering to add to the weekly slideshow (- I hope…)
*NB: I’m not sure how i feel about this one yet. And, oh how I wish I could get the hang of shading.*

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Hope y’all like it…