As an artist, writer, photographer, nature blogger and a person who loves nature, I enjoy any opportunity to photograph and sketch nature. In fact, the more I experience nature in all its diversity, the more I love what I see and want to express it through art. Over the past ten years this inspiration has turned into a drive to create that has ranged all the way from blogging to designing jewelry.
My art media include watercolor, ink and watercolor, and wood burned designs on hard shell gourds. Each of these has something different to offer me in the way of creative expression and satisfaction.
Painting with watercolor is like dancing, a partnership that is alive with movement, fun and surprises. It's an intimate interaction with the subject and brings nature even closer as I create what I see and feel.
Gourd art is special in a different way because of the unique connection I feel with nature and the earth while working with gourds. A hard-shell gourd is a natural work of art itself, and there is no end to the ways you can embellish them.
My jewelry is altogether different, an opportunity to create wearable art with less personal labor. I make the design and collaborate with a jeweler to cast the final product. What's special about my jewelry? I'm a stickler for detail and my customers recognize this in my style.
Author and illustrator of Operation Migration's Whooping Crane Activity Book, published in 2009, I count this book as one of my most exciting accomplishments.
My Blogs: Vickie Henderson Art and Vickie's Sketchbook
My Website: Vickie Henderson Art
Find me on Facebook: Friend page and Fan page
You may also enjoy reading my monthly articles at Wild Birds Unlimited, Knoxville.