Life Book 2016 - The Happy Traveller

Hi Everyone,

Here's my painting inspired by the first "proper" lesson of Life Book 2016 with Tamara Laporte. I chose a cat and an owl as my travel companions - for their wisdom and ability to "be in the moment" ...

With Tamara's gentle guidance and encouragement, I had my first go at drawing whimsical animals and I really enjoyed it. Although my owl looks more bemused than wise perhaps!!

I started with a pencil sketch on a collaged background and then worked with Neocolour II crayons and Faber Castell Pitt Pens.

It's a long way from perfect, but the important thing is to enjoy the journey - and learn as I go.

Thanks for popping in, see you again soon :o)

Annie xxx


Oh, so prettieee! And the kitty cat is so cute! I love the seamless blending of colours in the background too. You're a natural at this, Annie! If this is how you start, just imagine what you will be painting in a year's time! I haven't done this lesson yet! I'm waiting for the right moment that it deserves!