Bonding through art!

This past weekend my mom and sister came to town.  We had time to catch up, shop at Wimberley Market Days, and paint canvases!!  My mom and I “gooed” the canvases Friday night so they would be dry to paint on Saturday.


Pumpkins and candy corns were on Robyn and my mom’s agenda while I went for a Christmas tree.  Look at all the texture!  It really transforms a plain old canvas.



Saturday, the canvases were all dry and ready for paint!



Start with the background making the bottom darker and the top lighter.



Once the background is dry, it’s time for some color for the foreground.

Somewhere in there, I finished my Christmas tree and the pumpkins turned orange.


I was too consumed by spray ink and glitter, that I forgot to take pictures of that step.

Everybody with their masterpieces!



My favorite display method for canvases is to prop them up or have them on a stand. After seeing my stand, Robyn went out and bought one too!


The best reaction to all this canvas making is my dad’s.  He dropped by Robyn’s apartment this week and noticed the pumpkin.  His response went something like this,”wow-she really did learn something in Louisiana.”  And you better believe I did.  The art retreat was a get-away, but more importantly, a time to learn new skills and techniques.  I would say it was well worth it.  With one weekend of painting without Mo completed, I’m off to do another this weekend!  I’ll share highlights via Facebook and a recap on Monday.

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would have not a single bit of talent left and could say, “I used everything you gave me.”
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3 Responses to Bonding through art!

  1. Momma says:

    Excellent recap!

  2. Kathryn says:

    So Awesome! Love your family and creations!

    P.S. – I like the new additions to the apt! Red lights for the dining room and the shelf thing in the kitchen holding sprinkles/spices.

    P.P.S. Recipe stand looks great as a canvas stand.

  3. Susan Kalb says:

    Great job!!! You’ve become quite the teacher!!! I am so impressed!!!!


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