Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sleepy Sugar Plum Dragon and Friend

Day 25, Inktober 2016 Dragons, Tired

Sleepy Sugar Plum Dragon and Friend pen and ink by Traci Van Wagoner
This drawing has tugged at me all year to paint it since creating it last year during #inktober as part of my dragon collection for the prompt word #tired.
So I did.

I've painted dragons in various colors: red, green, gold -- the usual, so when I saw the #colour_collective color prompt, sugar plum pink, this last week, I was inspired to try that out. What do you think? Do you like pink dragons? Hmm, what kind of magic or abilities would a pink dragon have?

I do believe the little girl is having sweet dreams as she cuddles up with this cute and dusty pink dragon.
Sleepy Sugar Plum Dragon and Friend by Traci Van Wagoner
©2017 Traci Van Wagoner, all rights reserved

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Cute Winter Animal Gift Tags

Get your own free printable Winter Animals Gift Tags

Winter Animal Cardinal Gift Tag by Traci Van Wagoner

Last year while doing some winter paint play, I painted some cute winter animals. I decided this year they would make fun gift tags for the holiday season. Since it is the season of giving, I'm giving these away for your own personal use. All I ask is that you visit my website and hit the subscribe button so I can email you a pdf. I promise I won't be inundating your emails, just the occasional free activity page and updates on the goings ons in my studio.

The tags have a fox, reindeer, and a cardinal. Print them on paper or card stock, trim and enjoy! Happy Holidays!

Winter Animal Gift Tags by Traci Van Wagoner
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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Balloon Lift Off 9: Balloon Parade

The red balloons have got caught up in some kind of parade!

I had fun over the Thanksgiving holiday last weekend to paint this scene, inspired, of course, by the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I didn't go out into the massive crowds to see the parade myself, instead I joined the parade with the five red balloons, the girl and her dog. It was a beautiful crisp day in New York, and I'm pleased with how I captured that fall feeling.

Balloon Lift Off 9: Balloon Parade by Traci Van Wagoner
©2017 Traci Van Wagoner, Balloon Parade

Can you name the big balloon on the left?

Stay tuned for more adventures. You can now bring the adventure home with a print, poster, book bag and more from my Redbubble store, and you'd be helping out an artist. Please feel free to leave a suggestion of where you'd like to see the balloons go.

As a bonus this lovely weekend, here's another painting I did the day after Thanksgiving while sitting on my roof deck in the now empty roof garden enjoying the slanting fall sun. Have a wonderful weekend!

Roof Garden at 299 NYC by Traci Van Wagoner
©2017 Traci Van Wagoner, Roof Garden at 299 NYC by Traci Van Wagoner