Window to a Birch Forest

The timing of my finger splint coming off lined up perfectly with the start of school.  Due to the possibility of damage to the soft tissue, I had to wear the splint all day and all night for 7 weeks.  I was able to start weaning off of it just before heading off on our vacation out West.  Long story short, artwork was severely stunted this past summer.  I was able to do sewing projects because I could keep my finger straight while feeding fabric through the machine.  The only snag, no pun intended, was when I was hand sewing something and the Velcro on the brace would catch the thread or fabric.  
Due to my extended hiatus from art, I am currently playing catch-up.  First up – the belated wedding gift for my friend Hannah and her husband, Joel.  They were married in June and we missed the wedding due to the coinciding date with the last days of school.  
She has a love of Colorado and its stunning birch forests.  So, here is her own window to a birch forest.  It’s on its way to you soon, Hannah!  Check back for more catch-up art projects over the next couple of days.  
Window to a Birch Forest, oil pastel and watercolor on paper, 9 x 12″, 2012.  


Published by Chelsea

Art teacher by day. Mother of 2 - day and night. Thrifter, crafter, artist, baker, chef, and DIYer in free time.

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