Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! I'm a New York baby so I was inspired by the ball that drops in Times Square to herald in the New Year. As I was working on this last night I could hear the fireworks outside. Alas, I was too busy working on this and forgot to watch on TV as the actual ball  dropped!

This is a standard 3 1/2" tile. I used watercolor paints to do the background - avoiding the circle for the ball. The tangle on the ball is a variation of Tripoli and was done with a 005 Micron.The touches of color on the ball were done with Tombow markers. The tangles on the blue used a 05 blue Micron pen.


  1. This is super cool! Very much like the real ball!

  2. Happy New Year - really like your creativity with color - you've inspired me to give it a try - lol - one of these days!

  3. I love this! It is the New Year's Crystal ball only prettier. I think I may make a version but it will look like a dandelion puff. Hmmm, the possibilities. Happy New Year.

  4. Well done Sue! Very impressive and most effective, really looks like its switched on.

  5. This looks so 3-D. I love it! Thanks for sharing!


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