This idea came from someone special. They wanted a quality hand made card for someone fancy. Something with “nature”. So I drew up a couple redwood trees on a card and I loved it. So, I took that image and drew it larger. Then I felt like it was missing something.
I had just purchased gold and silver pens. Like, not regular gold and silver, but almost chrome metallic super shiny, pens. And I decided, a big, gold, moon. What better way to use them for the first time?
I loved this piece so much that I decided to make prints. I could never find a print maker that was able to duplicate the color that I wanted, so I had them all printed in black and white and each of these prints gets hand adorned with gold pen. It adds a special touch that keeps each print almost as nice as the original itself.
The original even won a blue ribbon at the Sonoma Marin Fair in Petaluma, CA
Though I drew this over 2 years ago, it’s still one of my favorite pieces. It’s also one of the very few pieces I have ever done that had a separate inspiration or practice piece. I know, so many artists do sketch after sketch…prepping for the final project. I’m not that person. It’s almost like once I’ve drawn something, I can’t ever draw it as well as I did the first time. So…I just don’t.