I got a second commission! Lesa, one of the listmoms from CQ for Newbies, asked if I could paint an alien. She sent me some thumbnails of her favorite alien faces and I tried my best to consolidate them into one image.
His skin is delightfully iridescent. Oldest daughter Rachel, who has long had a bug-a-boo about aliens, shuddered when she saw it (though grandson Corbin actually supervised and gave helpful suggestions during the painting process), so I think I nailed the creepy factor. But to me, he just looks inquisitive, not threatening. What do you think? Does he have a brain sucker or an anal probe in the other hand?
Then I tried painting some ribbons I got in a scrap pack at Hobby Lobby. They are short lenghts of wide ribbon, some satin, some grosgrain. I was afraid the grosgrain would be too bumpy to paint on, but it worked okay. I like the satin better. These could be used in a CQ or they may become bookmarks. I've signed up for a craft show in November and I could use some quick, small, and inexpensive items.