I have been home the last couple of days sick with that cough/cold virus that is going around. I was feeling bummed that I didn't feel up to going out to my art room. Then, duh, it occurred to me that I could practice in my art journal some sketches with my watercolor pencils and woodless colored pencils. So this is what I came up with. I did venture out to the Allen Designs Studio sale and picked up a few goodies. I will show you a couple of things I bought for myself once I get a picture of them. I also got some great gifts to give for Christmas. I just love Michelle's work. I saw a painting she is working on in her studio that when it is finished is going to be amazing. I hope she shares about it on her blog. Here is the original painting that I was able to snag. Been looking at it for months hoping that I could get it soon and there it was hanging on the wall when I got there. Couldn't resist. The crown is actually done in gold leaf. I hope someday I can be as good as her and be able to sell my paintings. Big dreams. For now I am satisfied with playing in my art journal and collecting paintings and such from my favorite artists.