Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Scratch Board Art - "A Quiet Respect" Cougar

A Quiet Respect

Hello All,

As I'm sure some of you already know, my daughter has been very ill, she contracted the flesh eating bacteria.  She was in ICU for over a week, had three surgeries, but is now doing better.  She is currently in a rehab hospital that specializes in that kind of wound care and will be there for at least another couple of months, maybe more.  The last couple of months have been very scary for our family.  

While I was visiting her in the hospital all day long I thought I would try to do some scratch board art.  It is something I have always wanted to try.  What is so nice about scratch board is while I was sitting there for hours all I needed was the scratching tool and the scratch board.  

No don't worry..... I am still going to do first love, Colored Pencil, and I am continuing on my book but the scratch board was so therapeutic while I was sitting there for hours.  I did put my book on hold for a few months because of what we were going through but I will be starting back up on it in the next week or two.

This piece is titled "A Quiet Respect" done by scratching away the black ink to expose the white clay board under the ink.  I also did a little bit of colorizing with a few colored inks.  I came up with this title because I couldn't believe how much pain my daughter was going through and how well she is handling this horrible situation, she has needed lots of strength to go through this.

Don't forget....... Keep Scribbling!!


  1. Beautiful work, Gemma! I hold your daughter in the highest light for her greatest good.

    1. Thank you so much!! And... thank you for the well wishes for my daughter!

  2. I'm so sorry to hear that your daughter has been so sick. I can only imagine what your family has been through. She sounds like a strong woman, wishing her good health very soon.

    1. Thank you so much for the well wishes for my daughter... she needs all the positive thoughts she can get now!

  3. Gemma I read your post today and I am so sorry about your daughter's illness and what your family have to go through. I hope she is on the mend and doing well.
    One can't even tell this is your first scratchboard as the cougar looks amazing!
    Keeping you in my thoughts, take care.