So, these are a couple of pics of a new piece I just finished. It is not very big (notice the Canadian quarter). It is a mixed media piece called "Flow". It is pen, dry pastel, embroidery thread and matte glass beads, all on 140 lb. cold press watercolour paper. At first, I didn't care for it, but I then added the thread and beads and now I quite like it. Unfortunately, I think it looks like a bookmark (not that there is anything wrong with bookmarks!). The pastels are also not quite so muted in real life. I learned some things with this piece: a couple of minutes play here and there can add up to a finished piece of art!
I wish this was a better pic!
Close up, of course!