They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I certainly hope that Caatje at Caatje’s Artsy Stuff sees it that way!
I found her blog in March when we were both participating in Hanna’s postcard swap. One of the first posts I saw of hers featured a series of four beautiful mixed media houses on canvas. She even included a tutorial to recreate her beautiful work! Then in April, she created labels/tags for her readers to print out and include in their own art and journaling. Over the Easter weekend, she created another watercolor version of her Little Houses in her sketchbook.
By this time, I couldn’t hold myself back any longer: I had to create some Little Houses of my own!
I had played around with some pan watercolors a couple of days ago, and had a page with a wash over some background swirls. I drew my little city quickly, and with no planning or thought—just a little doodle. Then this morning, I colored the buildings in with watercolor pencils.