These ornaments are made with felt fabric. They were orginally made as wood toys for Swedish children. I certainly did play as I painted. There was color mixing, using watercolor pencils and details. This Dala Horse gave me good precision practice. Letting the kid play is really important. At some point you have to keep going. Watercolor pencils didn’t work out so I applied a watercolor layer with my pan set. There is some added texture but the color and the details, this is going to look great when I scan it.

I will keep reminding myself to keep making. Time to go draw…