Sunday, July 24

A Garden Party

I'm a newbie as far as Procreate is concerned but I decided to participate in Jehane's Twelve Days of Elements and hone my skills.
There were Twelve prompts.
The first was A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies.
The second : Proud Peacock.
I decided the Decimals brush would be the element common to all twelve illustrations.
Prompt 3 : Celebration Cake. It was the Queen's Jubilee Celebration weekend at the time.
Prompt 4 : Victorian Glasshouse.
Prompt 5: Picnic Blanket.
That's a traditional Indian rug called a jamakkalam. It's striped and brightly coloured, makes an ideal picnic blanket.
There are samosas and other Indian snacks in that brass tiffin carrier.
Prompt 6: English Flowers. I love the pictures of English meadows filled with wild flowers.
Prompt 7: Cherry Blossoms 
Prompt 8: Garden Birds.
These are Purple rumped sunbirds gathering nectar from the Thunbergia coccinea in my garden.
Prompt 9: Queen Bee. This Prompt made me think.
Three prompts in one: 10, 11 and 12.
Party bunting, Fanciful Topiary and Deck chairs.
At the end of Twelve days the surprise element to the challenge was to combine the Twelve Days prompts into one illustration - Garden Party which could be used to create a jigsaw puzzle of the same name.
It was great completing the challenge. My confidence in using procreate has increased in leaps and bounds, that's the best outcome of doing this challenge.

Tuesday, July 19

A Tribute Book

This tribute book is for my father who passed away on the 5th of February 2022. 
Made with the pages of the #buriedearthbookproject. 
The fabric pages of the book which was buried and unearthed after close to three months were quite fragile.
I thought it was fitting to make a book with the fragile fragments appliqued onto pages of unbleached cotton. 

The verse from 2 Timothy 4:7 was what we chose to have engraved on the headstone.
My sister wrote a beautiful tribute message which she read out at the memorial service. I had her handwrite the same in a little booklet which is put into a pocket.

A mild mannered person who loved the outdoors, animals and was always up for travel and adventure. He was a basketball player and watched cricket matches and tennis on television.He loved caramel custard and laddus. 
There was a laddu in each snack box which was given out at the memorial service.
A card distributed during the memorial service is there in two other pockets.
He is remembered very fondly and with deep respect by friends, family and the members of the church he belonged to.