Sunday morning I woke up feeling achy all over. I thought that I might be coming down with something so I stayed home from church and just laid around all day.
Hung out in loungers and a tee. Well, one can only veg for so long. . .come afternoon I found myself wanting to do something.
I bought a leather bound sketch book at Hobby Lobby last Fall. My thoughts were that I would create a ‘garden journal’ to help pass the time during the Winter.
Needless to say, I hadn’t even picked it up and done anything.
I have always wanted to try my hand at watercolor. Although I use to teach Tole painting years ago, I’ve never really water colored.
Not really knowing what I was doing, I pulled out some old acrylic paints and went for it. I wanted to see if I could do it without sketching anything on paper first. I did cheat and look at some water colors on line.
This is my attempt at Snapdragons. Not nearly as good as the sample I was looking at, but hey, I’m kind of liking it. It’s like I use to tell my Tole painting students. The ones who would moan a little and say how, “ theirs was not nearly as good as mine”. “Just wait till you get it home, you will love it!” Guess what? They always did.
Well, I couldn’t stop there. After all, I was just warming up.
After I painted the Pansy I wrote a list of my favorite Spring plants for pots.
It’s only a matter of a couple weeks until I will be filling them with these beauties.
I tore the Pansy from the page and attached it to a corrugated tag tied with a bit of lace. The French pots are just holding the page open, but they’re the perfect Spring touch!
Notice the little crochet Pansy? I found it among my stash of flowers. One I had picked up on clearance at Hobby Lobby. Yes, always check their clearance isle.
One last little project and that will do for today. I had pinned this idea of painting on a book page. I decided to use an old song book I had.
The perfect song title for a ‘pretty bird’. Not so sure how pretty my bird is, but at least you can tell it’s a bird. lol! Again, I just went for it and didn’t sketch a thing.
His proportions aren’t quite right, but he’s a fairy tale bird.
Plump little fella, isn’t he?
Of course, adding some line work helped to give him a little more shape.
Loving my new sketch book!
Well, I’m no artist, but I sure did have fun! I think I would really enjoy taking a watercolor class.
Maybe I’m like Will Smith, and I think that I need to bring it in the 3rd quarter.
If you watched the New Jimmy Fallon show last night you know what I’m talking about. If not, I’ll explain a little. Will just went skydiving. He said that now days it’s very possible that we will live to be 90 years old. He just turned ‘45’ and thought that like football he needed to bring it in the 3rd quarter.
If you ask me, it was just half time entertainment. lol! My age is more in the 3rd quarter.
You certainly won’t catch me skydiving, but things might be getting a little ‘sketchy’ around here. Hee-hee!
Yeah, thinking of trying my hand a sketching something next.
Have you tried anything new lately?
Your 3rd quarter will be here before you know it!
I will be joining these fun parties: