The 1st Annual TDS Creative Awards (program) February 20, 2021 - Page 3

Copyright © 2021 1 st Annual TDS Creative Awards
Hosted by The Dark Sire literary magazine Published by BSC Publishing Group
Live event presented on Zoom with After Party hosted on Facebook Rooms through
TDS Readers Lounge .
Cover art by Dena Simard Copyright © 2019
Dena Simard is a 56-year-old accountant who yearns to make art . She began painting in 2019 and chose watercolors because she wanted to challenge herself – and heard watercolor was the hardest . She then discovered alcohol inks in 2020 and started dabbling in that . Dena has sold a few watercolor paintings to friends who have requested pet portraits . Other than that , she creates art to settle the right side of her brain , which , besides painting , includes jewelry making and scrapbooking . The piece presented here is alcohol inks on Yupo paper , called “ Nothing to Smile About .”