I’ve been busy designing birthday cards ….playing with my new Cricut Explore Air! Sadly, my original Cricut Expression was laid to rest after many great years of use.
Apprenticing with Rosetti… My Beatrice study – a practice in shading, blending and shadowing, painted on my IPad using the Procreate painting app and my Apple Pencil. I was recently inspired to paint this after the passing of my sweet grandmother, who shares the name of Beatrice. Dante Gabrielle Rosetti – May 12 1828 – April 9 1882 A stanza of Rosetti’s poem “The Portrait” This is her picture as she was: It seems a thing to wonder on, As though mine image in the glass Should tarry when myself am gone. I gaze until she seems to stir,– Until mine eyes almost aver That now, even now, the sweet lips part To breathe the words of the sweet heart:– And yet the earth is over her. –Dante Gabriel Rosetti