As of 8 p.m. tonight, my May month of summer began! I am officially done with half of my grad school classes. While this semester was much better than last semester, I was still very ready to get to this point. It has been quite a while since I have blogged. It’s no surprise that my time got consumed with school and my practicum this last month. Lucky for me, I still had some fun things on the weekends I’ve been doing.
To catch you up on some of the fun I’ve been having, let’s start with the painting party I did for my friend, Gretchen.
She invited a few friends over to her house and I brought canvases prepped with goo. I then taught them about shading and different painting techniques. Their canvases each had their last name initial. I started by laying out all the paint and getting each person’s space prepped. Gretchen found it cute that I had the paint in ROYGBIV order. What can I say, rainbows bring me joy!
I demonstrated techniques on this flower.
All of the ladies had different parts they were nervous about; however, once completed, they all left happy about their creations.
I also gave you a preview of a painting I did in my last post. I bought a couple of scraps from old doors at Canton back in January. I knew I wanted to goo on the wood to see what the texture would look like. Needless to say, I loved the results! Here’s a short recap of how I made this art for my mom.
First I started with a piece of reclaimed wood.
I loved the chippy paint and didn’t do a thing to it before painting.
I took some goo and slathered it on.
I made three skinny hearts in a row with the texture.
Next came shades of red paint.
I accented the red with lots of gold accents and outlined the hearts with a heavy dose of black.
The last step was staining the whole piece. I just brushed on stain and wiped it off with a rag. I went ahead stained the wood too because I wanted to tone down the blue.
It was so hard not spoiling the surprise for my mom. To give you a better idea of when I made this, I also found this picture in this album’s folder.
That’s right, it was right around Fat Tuesday when I made that art and I didn’t give it to my mom until Easter.
Even in the midst of lots of school work, my hands found their way to a creative outlet. I am looking forward to lots of time to share more projects I have piled up with y’all.
I hope your Tuesday is filled with plenty of homegrown joy.
p.s. Did you notice the new url address? It makes me so happy!