Tthis week’s Creative Tuesdays theme is: STARS.

And today Ayako is back! Because she loves to stargaze, just like me. There is – almost – nothing better to do at night. Seriously, when we are at the Outer Banks in October or on Bonaire in February, it is one of my favorite things to do in the evening before I go to bed. Stars – can’t help, but think of this:

“Space… The final frontier…
These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise.
Its continuing mission:
To explore strange new worlds…
To seek out new life; new civilisations…
To boldly go where no one has gone before!”

Anyways, back from daydreaming and stargazing to my latest drawing (effort). It really was an effort and a struggle and it came close to not being shown. But then I decided, yep, I am not only going to show you my successes, but also my failures. All went well until… I thought I was being clever by using masking fluid for the little stars to color them after I had done the watercolor background. However, I forgot that 1) this particular sketchbook is not very watercolor friendly as the paper dissolves rather quickly and 2) I was too impatient and started rubbing the dried masking fluid away when the paper underneath was still wet from the watercolor. Sigh – oh well, not everything can be a success.

On a different note, this is a completely traditionally drawn illustration of Ayako, no digital app etc. except for taking the photos, of course.


Please don’t forget to check out the other entries to this week’s Creative Tuesdays theme.






ayako, drawing
Ayako somewhat rescued

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self portrait, Claudia Willison, ImagesByCW

Claudia is founder, owner and soul of ImagesByCW Photography. Born in Germany, traveled though Europe and Australia, she currently lives with her American husband in New Jersey, USA. She blogs about what she loves: Photography, art, internet and computers in general, as well as cooking and windsurfing. When not working she enjoys reading, music, windsurfing and listening to the sound of waves and the wind, preferably together with her husband.

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