Halloween Gallery - Recap

Hello internet! 

This past Saturday, A Little Known Shop hosted their 2nd annual Day of the Dead and Halloween event!  I've been lucky to be part of a couple of their events, and both times have been an exceptional experience.  

I had a chance to sit next to Chrissy Mahuna at the artist tables.  She had a couple of these AMAZEBALLS needle-felted sculptures on display.  Needless to say, I felt awed, and inspired, and a whole lot of inadequate.  :P

As promised, here are a few in-progress shots of "Dame de Chat".  Kudos to those who get the joke... 

Work in Progress - graphite on watercolor paper

Work in Progress - graphite on watercolor paper

It's been a really long time since I've done something fully traditional.  I've missed my graphite pencils.  

Work in Progress - Building up layers and using 2H - 2B pencils

Work in Progress - Building up layers and using 2H - 2B pencils

I'm quite happy with the results.  The watercolor graphite was a little out of my comfort zone, but I kind of like the unpredictable nature of it.  It was a good challenge to try to manipulate it since I don't usually work with water-based mediums that often.  

Fini - Dame de Chat

Fini - Dame de Chat

And the final product framed! :)  I didn't get a close-up of it on the wall, but I did get an awesome pic with some faboo people. (Not pictured because I don't know how they would feel about a public blog...)

I know I am surrounded by amazing people.  I'm grateful for it every day.  But it always surprises and humbles me to think that they think of me the same way.  <3 

*fuzzy feelings*

Here's to a great rest of the week~!!