Forest Challenge Reveal & Bloghop

It's been 13 months now that I started taking part in the Art Elements Theme Challenges. Each and every one has been a challenge ... Choosing a subject, researching said subject, exploring new mediums & new techniques and generally pushing myself to try new designs that I wouldn't have thought about under 'normal' circumstances.

May's AE Theme Challenge is Forest and was chosen by Susan Kennedy. I decided to take inspiration from my 'fandom' (bordering on Obsessiveness) of the Outlander Books & TV Series. Since I've been back here in the States (yes, still temporary), I read for about an hour before turning the lights out and am now in the 4th readthrough of the 8 books (did I mention obsessive?). Not to mention some other Lord John books and Novellas.

I became interested in Penannular Brooches while watching the first couple of seasons. Historically (and even this point differs among historians), the Highlanders used them to pin up their Great …

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