I’m all atwitter

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I thought it would be nice to have a little commemorative artwork for my twitter inauguration. I’ve resisted tweeting, but, after following a few folks for a couple of months, have realized it’s a pretty cool platform for sharing and exchanging information quickly and efficiently. So I’m going to try it out. If you’re a twitterer, please look for me @gretchenartiste. If you have any twitter words of wisdom you’d like to share, please do! I don’t really know the tweeting world protocol and would like to make as few missteps as possible. You can use the comment box at the bottom of this post – or shoot, tweet’em to me. I will be keeping my art page on FB so pop on over there if you haven’t already. I like the social atmosphere of Facebook.

I’ll be rolling out my current art project, an illustrated memoir of thwarted love (for now in blog form), in the next couple of days. Very soon! I’ll do an initial post about it here, but will post more frequent updates on it and all my other arty stuff on twitter.

Feed your imagination

Read a book and feed your imagination.

My second bookish illustration in as many weeks – I’ve books on the brain, as I often do! This one evolved from a quick sketch I did some time ago. I love iconography, symbols and pictographs so I created some of my own to symbolize the reader’s imagination alight with imagery and ideas she gleaned from books. Some of them do represent actual stories, books, characters or myths and some are just figments of my own over-active imagination!

Watercolor and ink on hot press Arches watercolor paper. Want one for yourself? Prints may be purchased here.