Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Sunflower

The Sunflower by William Blake
Ah, Sunflower, weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the sun;
Seeking after that sweet golden clime,
Where the traveler's journal done;
Where the youth pined away with desire,
And the pale virgin shrouded in snow,
Arise from their graves, and aspire
Where my Sunflower wishes to go!

I made these images using my Heartfelt Creations Sunflower Stem stamp and my Prima Oil Pastels watercolor crayons.  I used the technique similar to what Kristina Werner uses in this video.  As you can see from my attempts, there is a technique that requires mastery here.  You need to use enough water to activate the crayons and less water to allow the image details to come through.

I simply adore the results.  Today is a reason for me to celebrate all on its own as today is my mother's birthday.  I hope it is a special day for her and send this spot of sunshine in her general direction to brighten her day.  Happy Birthday, Mom!


  1. That is so pretty, you are the master of watercolor medium!

  2. Very beautiful, Andie. I love the poem, too. Nice, seasonal Bday card for your Mom!

  3. This is so cool - love the colour!


Thank you so much for your kind words. Isn't it fun to encourage one another, even from a distance?