I will admit that I get overwhelmed about where best to spend my time. Ideally, it would be painting in my studio, but with websites, blogging, social media, etsy, Society6, etc. etc., I can lose focus on what my personal and art goals are. There are only so many hours in the day, and often the hours get eaten up with tasks that are not very productive.
Here's a peek into my process:
I picked a limited palette for these pieces. Partially to challenge myself (it is fun to see what you can create with only 4-5 colors) and also to keep the canvases working well together. The second and third photo are simply adding many different layers of paint.
More photos showing my work in progress and also how I painted the two long canvases as one piece.... don't forget to add some fun details to the sides of your canvas!
Thank you for stopping over! I hope to be more consistent with my blogging in the future. I love to read your comments and if you have any questions, please just send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org Have a great day! ~Alicia
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say 'I used everything you gave me'." ~Erma Bombeck
"Do something creative every day." That's what a lot of people say, and I tend to believe them. I know life gets busy with family, work, obligations, etc., etc., etc., If you wait for the perfect "FREE TIME", it may never come.
There will usually be something else that requires your attention, cleaning the house, that phone call you should have made earlier, scheduling doctor appointments..... You get the idea. But for your sanity (and those around you) you must carve out a bit of ME time to do something you love and I hope it is something you CREATE.
Do new supplies get you excited?
For me, it's like Christmas! I can look at a new canvas or new Prisma colored pencils or Copic Markers or Paints and even if I don't actually NEED them, if I have a great coupon... YES, they are going home with me!
I hope you can make it a consistent goal to carve out a little time each day to create!
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Spread your wings and let the fairy in you fly! ~Author Unknown
I hope this weekend you will do something fun and memorable.I am planning on making Fairy Jars this weekend with my girls. I am absolutely in love with the idea of this being a warming little night-light. If I am happy with how these turn out, I’m planning on collecting small jars (like baby food jars) and creating a bunch as a party favor take home gift.
This is the DIY Fairy Magic or Firefly Jar I am going to try…
WHAT YOU WILL NEED: ○ Jar of your choice (find these inexpensively at goodwill or the dollar store) ○ Glow in the Dark Fabric Paint (find this at your craft or fabric store like Michael’s) ○ Acetate paper (find this at craft stores, scrapbook stores or office supply stores) ○ Scissors
If you don’t want to track down this special paper… Simply dot the paint right into the jar with a long handle paint brush. Be sure to start at the bottom and work towards the top. To begin, cut the acetate paper to fit on the inside of your jar, then dot on the glow in the dark paint, let dry. You may want to speed this process up by using a hairdryer to help it along. Put the painted acetate paper inside your jar – the paint bumps facing the outside of the jar. Boom! You now have a Fairy Magic or a Firefly jar. Remember small dots placed close together look better than large dots far apart. Read the instructions on the glow in the dark fabric paint, some glow in the dark paints need to set out in the sun for a bit to activate their glow in the dark chemistry.
This would be such a fun centerpiece at parties, bridal showers, even weddings. You may want to add glitter to the lid if you have a flat lid in need of a special magical touch.