Saturday, November 26, 2011

Sparkle Sketch


The sparkle nail polish parties are fueling my every creation these days. I just can't help it, the sparkle draws me into it's whirling dervish. I'm completely in love with everything sparkle!

It's a very hard thing to photograph, sparkle ink on paper... good lord, I am seriously contemplating a new camera in order to get a good sparkle shot. What has come over me???! Let me know if you can recommend the best camera that might suit my sparkly needs!

This sweet hopeful bird-hugging girl is from a recent sketchbook entry. She has a gloriously sparkly headband, shoes and striped sweater band, but you just can't tell in this photo...

I took about 25 pictures to show you my sparkle squares, but only one or two show up. My sparkle nails do look nice though... aren't they positively galactic?! (Thanks Julia!)

Here's my newest fave for sketching and drawing... Spica sparkle pens. (What else?!)

Even the most mundane tasks go smoothly with sparkle polish on your nails. I love every fun stitch :o)

Stay tuned for an introduction to what's being stitched up in my studio. I hope to have several made up for Artisans' Alley... coming up next Saturday!


Have a lovely sparkly rest of your holiday weekend :o)
x, Val

4 comments:

Kathleen Conard said...

I love sparkly things, too! I especially love German silver glass glitter and have a special stash waiting for the perfect project. Your nails look wonderful, too. Can't wait to see what you are working on in that last pic!

Kathleen Maunder said...

Hi Valerie--Your blog is great (thanks for stopping by mine)and I love your illustrations and pillows. I just bought myself a Canon EOS Rebel T3 (at Costco) and am having a lot of fun learning how to use it. Haven't tried to photograph glitter pen or sparkly nail polish though so I can't report on that. ;)

Kathleen Maunder said...

Here's the link for the camera I bought. http://www.costco.ca/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=10349222&search=canon&Mo=5&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-CA&Nr=P_CatalogName:BCCA&Sp=S&N=4008688&whse=BCCA&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&cat=79&Dr=P_CatalogName:BCCA&Ne=4000000&D=canon&Ntk=Text_Search&Ntt=canon&No=5&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&topnav=&s=1
It came with two lenses. I'm assuming Costco in the States would have a similar package. Thanks for the compliments on my photos. I compose them like they were a painting. I'm betting you do the same thing! :)

Marfa said...

Pretty girl...even though I can't see the sparkles...I want to get some pens like those. Thanks for the recommendation!