Monday, 24 June 2013

Dancing Lights...

'As the world slept the northern lights danced' - watercolour & ink postcard

It's Summer of Colour week 3 already and the colour combination voted for this week was purple and lime green.

It looks like I'll be sticking to the Big Skies, Little Planet series for the whole of the challenge as the two colour combos work well for these little illustrations (which are all in my Etsy shop should anyone feel the desire to purchase a tiny bit of original quirky artwork the size of a postcard!)

In other news today has been the first dry day since about Wednesday last week.  We've been blanketed in fog and had non-stop drizzly rain for days.  In fact it's been so wet we've got frogs hopping about in our driveway despite not having a pond for them to frequent anywhere near our garden!

I took advantage of the rain-free sky to take the dogs to our favourite beach for a big long walk and we ended up getting dive-bombed by very protective terns! They were all squawking and carrying on because we were obviously too close to their nesting sites and next thing I looked up at one and it swooped down towards me.  I couldn't quite believe it was really targeting me so I looked up again and it swooped down so close to me that I ducked whilst simultaneously turning away and landed in a heap on the sand!  Glad to say the dogs and I were the only ones on the beach apart from the terns!!

I'm linking up to Kristin's blog and also to the SOC Facebook page where you can see the many other wonderful submissions to the SOC challenge. 

21 comments:

  1. Another sweet little scene - great use of the colors, Nic! This is one fun challenge and I love visiting other blogs to see what everyone is doing.

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  2. So cool that you are able to use the colors in your scenes so perfectly.

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  3. NIce job with what I think is a difficult combo.
    Rinda

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  4. Sweet, the colors work really well here!

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  5. This weeks SOC is a difficult one, I love purple, but Lime green?! You have made a lovely little card. Hope the weather improves, I think the forecast is for better things this coming week, so you can get out onto those beautiful windswept beaches rain free!

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  6. Yes, please :). I LOVE all your ethereal creations so far, and this week is no less spiritual :). Gorgeous hint of green, almost like the northern light. I'm in awe. It's quite funny to hear that you were attacked by terns, lucky no one gets hurt. You are lucky to have fog & rain, while we are in Kuala Lumpur blanketed with smog and no rain for days!.

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  7. another fabulous piece - I think they really capture the essence of northern Scotland

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  8. Excellent work. I haven't posted mine yet as I want to link it with PPF. Love your little houses.

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  9. Love this Nic, this series is so fun and I just love seeing what you come up with.

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  10. I so love this series of yours the soft colours suit the image.

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  11. It sounds like a perfect time to get cracking on the 'Rainy Window' series, lol! Your tiny towns are gorgeous :0)

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  12. love this series you have going on here!!

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  13. Sounds like the SOC is really working out for you with this series. I've always wanted to see the northern lights! We've had tons of rain here too, with more coming. But no frogs. Just cicadas.

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  14. Gorgeous line work, and great that you are using the colours so well! I struggled a little with the colour this week, so easy to turn to mud, more patience is required!! :)

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  15. So pretty! I love how you used the colors!

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