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Raindrops with Technical Difficulties

This was a quick art journal page for Art Every Day Month but it turned into a technical adventure.  WordPress has some little critters in it messing up my html code.  I am not a programmer but I managed to diagnose the problem and solve it.  Along the way there was a scare that I would have to reinstall wordpress in a way that would delete every previous post – basically start from scratch.  That had me in a panic!  Luckily, it was an easy fix – it just took me 2 days to find it.

As I have been visiting artists’ posts through AEDM my mind has been returning to several posts that were sketches or all black and white.  So I thought I’d try it. 

I just couldn’t leave it black and white.  I just couldn’t.

Thought the raindrops needed something so I outlined them.

Next I wanted some sparkle so I put glitter over each raindrop.  It muted the brightness of the colors some and I must admit – I wasn’t happy with that. So I added the blue & yellow watercolor.

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  • Shonie November 7, 2011, 11:37 am

    I can’t leave anything black and white either 🙂 Very cute art page!

  • Cat @ sea.sky.stone. November 7, 2011, 1:05 pm

    I love the rain(bow)drops!

  • Cynthia November 7, 2011, 1:13 pm

    I love that your “technical difficulties” resulted in such a lovely page! I can almost smell the rain and hear the drops on the umbrella!

  • dthaase November 7, 2011, 1:28 pm

    excellent post

  • Valerie-Jael November 7, 2011, 3:01 pm

    Glad you got your Blog sorted out! Love your raindrops, too! Valerie

  • Monica {bohemian twilight} November 7, 2011, 3:10 pm

    what fun. sometimes i adore B&W. other times, only colour will do!

    trying again (83.02 gnfoar – word verification. omg, that’s horrid! do you find you get tons of spam without this verification?)

    • Carolyn November 7, 2011, 3:19 pm

      Yes, I did. I would have spam on every other post. Sorry it such a pest – I wish I didn’t need it.

  • AJ November 7, 2011, 4:04 pm

    Good work Carolyn, love the page and I’m very impressed that you sorted out techy problems, give yourself a pat on the back.
    Big love

  • Gwen November 7, 2011, 4:38 pm

    Rain can be so beautiful and welcome…and in your world it is also colourful!!! :))
    Lovely work!
    Gwen xx

  • Judy Hartman November 7, 2011, 5:14 pm

    This is so cute, and I love your explanation of the process!

  • Paula - Buenos Aires November 7, 2011, 5:14 pm

    I´ve spent a lovely time browing your blog. So colourful and vibrant! There are many things here I want to try out. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Tracey Fletcher King November 8, 2011, 1:15 am

    love the line work in the umbrella and so glad the tech gremlins let you post it because i wouldn’t have liked to miss out on this one xx

  • Gretchen November 8, 2011, 1:18 am

    Umbrella rocks! 🙂 I know what you mean about not being able to resist adding color, it’s so hard for me to leave a sketch as a sketch!

  • Rita McGregor November 8, 2011, 3:08 am

    Glad you were able to sort out the glitches. Computers overwhelm me.

    I love the progression on this sketch–and that you kept adding because I love the end result! So cute! The colored raindrops–love them!! 🙂

  • julie November 8, 2011, 8:16 pm

    If only raindrops were always so colorful… wouldnt that be great?
    I like your blog… off to explore more of it

  • Kathleen Conard November 8, 2011, 11:05 pm

    Such fun colors – I have never associated cheerfulness with rain, but I can now!

  • Marcia Beckett November 10, 2011, 11:14 pm

    These are really pretty. I like the colorful raindrops.