We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Mistletoe time!

The penultimate Craft Barn dictionary challenge letter is M.  So I must have missed one along the way, as I still have P and T to do. Perhaps someone can tell me which one passed me by, and I'll try and catch up!

M - had to be mistletoe! My latest art class exercise is mixing greens, so good opportunity to have a practice!

I drew the mistletoe, then used masking fluid over the berries. A light background wash with a couple of different greens, and then on the mistletoe itself I've used watercolour, Neocolor II crayons and coloured pencils.

Christmas is looming and I need to get organised - really? Why should this year be any different!!!

Update - silly me, I've found T, so I haven't missed any. Just shows you what a bit of a pickle I'm in at the moment, trying to catch up with stuff!


  1. Beautiful Holly! Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season and all the best in 2017! Shirleyxx

  2. So glad you found your T post. This one, mistletoe is fantastic. I can remember when you did a lot of stamping. Seems you have given that up for your own designs and lovely coloring.

    Have a lovely Christmas and I'll be here to see your P word before the new year.

  3. What a great drawing of the mistletoe and very appropriate. Maybe you can draw some pickles for P. Have a lovely Christmas!

  4. Wow beautiful drawing and watercolouring. Hope you have a lovely Christmas and any pickles are only culinary xx

  5. What a beautiful drawing and the painting is so realistic. Great to find a seasonal M word.

  6. Fabulous drawing and colouring, love it.

  7. A perfect seasonal plant and it is a wonderful piece of art, I am so envious of anyone that can draw. You have captured the colour of mistletoe well too as it does tend more towards yellow at this time of the year. Have a lovely Christmas x

  8. A lovely piece of work - really, it is. Thank you for entering the Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge. Seasons Greetings to you from all of us xx

  9. Surely you get bonus points for actually drawing the image? Well done, it's perfect! A great choice of word too, completely topical!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  10. I'm in awe. Fabulous artwork and the perfect choice of word for the festive season.