Actually, this photo was taken a month ago - the background is now covered in pencil. I am currently beading/stitching the collage elements.
To keep this 4 x 6 foot drawing from being too overwhelming, I did a couple of little pieces over the past week to appease the Pre-Raphaelite, fairie, Arthur Rackham-loving side of my personality. Frankly, I needed a break from the big one; I have found that too much time on one piece can make it hard to make objective decisions. I started the drawings for these little ones a couple of months ago (mentally started them much earlier, as I spent most of the summer with one eye to the ground, gathering four-leaf clovers).
The first is The Luckiest Girl - encaustic, drawing, four-leaf clover on board:
Now...back to beading, stitching, beading...