We left Nashville June 30 headed to Wears Valley. It’s a family vacation in a beautiful home on 8 acres near Townsend Tennessee and Great Smokey Mountains. Dan and I will leave Wears Valley July 7 and drive to Myrtle Beach for a week. From there we are driving to Charleston for a few days. As any good artist will do, I packed more art supplies than clothes! It is my goal to make happy art. I plan to create at least one piece a day. Today I had my two fellow artists Deliah and Lanie. They started working on mini books. They are 6 and 7 years old. And I might add that they are both wonderful artists!
So here are today’s mini creations.
Artist Trading Card 2 1/2 x 3 1/2
Below is a mini book 2 x 2 inches. Both pieces are mixed media.
Flowers auras always glow
Toni Hooper 2018
Alcohol inks and pens on yupo paper
Blooms of yellow and gold
Days of spring unfold
Alcohol ink and pen on yupo paper 5 x 7 inches
copyright 2018 Toni Hooper
Alcohol inks and gel pens on photo paper 8×10 inches
The iris’s mythology dates back to Ancient Greece, when the goddess Iris, who personified the rainbow (the Greek word for iris), acted as the link between heaven and earth. It’s said that purple irises were planted over the graves of women to summon the goddess Iris to guide them in their journey to heaven. Irises became linked to the French monarchy during the Middle Ages, eventually being recognized as their national symbol, the fleur-de-lis.
The February birth flower, the 25th wedding anniversary flower and the state flower of Tennessee, the iris’s three upright petals are said to symbolize faith, valor and wisdom.-Teleflora.com
alcohol ink on yupo paper 5×7 copyright Toni Hooper 2018
Flowers peek through morning mist
Seek the sun’s first ray
Secret smiles upon their faces
Anticipate the day
alcohol ink on yupo paper
copyright Toni Hooper 2018
Alcohol ink number 2
5 x 7 inches on yupo paperj
Where the Wildflowers Grow
Copyright Toni Hooper 2018