chickadee on wood by Hali Karla

chickadee on wood by Hali Karla

What I enjoy about this practice right now is bringing together two ways of approaching art-making. The painted backgrounds are playful, intuitive, free, layers with no purpose but to enjoy the process and energy of making them. Some of them were even started by my fella (like this one!). The inked birds are studies, more focused moments of seeing and sketching Life.

This chick-a-dee is on wood. A bit different to use the pens on, but I like the result.