To most, these images of colours and brush strokes are not too exciting, but to me, I adore them. I needed to sit down and paint a bit tonight so I mixed some colours and just started brushing them on the paper, one after another. I’m not going to leave them like this but I wanted to take a moment to admire the surprise textures, colours and blends I was getting. It made me stop to appreciate this initial phase of the paintings – the background. I hope to do a bit of a series with these various backgrounds – we’ll see what happens next.
Sometimes just the act of brushing the paint on the canvas feels important.
Finally, someone has occupied one of the three rafts on the Massive Canvas. A panda bear! Now who will take the other two spots?
Perhaps because my Sunprint Kit is a decade old the prints didn’t turn out so well. I happened upon the Sunprint Kit in one of drawers a couple days ago and took it out so I would remember to use it on the next sunny day. I thought it would be fun for the kids but they wanted nothing to do with it. I, however, made sun prints with my hair, another with some flower petals and, the last and worst, a crusty branch from my garden. Well, I had fun. I love the one with my hair.
I’m quite happy with the simple design I put together for my friend’s baby shower. All the designs were for use online – Facebook event page and a couple sent via email. I carried the cracked egg design from the invite to the Baby Pool forms to the gift packaging. It’s one of my favorite things to do – to carry a theme throughout an event.
The shower was planned by Marie-Helen and I and we split the jobs quite easily and happily. We were a good team! She added beautiful touches like the knitted bands for the candle jars, MH made the cupcakes, did the balloon streamers and even organized a Skype date with a friend back in Montreal.
I decided to make a series of three red and white wall hooks and two that are bright and colourful. I’d love to just keep adding to both of these groups but there is limited supply of this particular wood scrap. Instead of making the wood knobs, which would magically turn them into wall hooks, Rod suggested using bolts and I’m warming up to the idea. He used bolts back in the day when he made a cedar key hook for our home.
I made these Wood Circles a couple weeks ago (here) and now I’m starting to play with them. I’m in the process of painting them and the next step is to add a couple hooks so I can put them on my little girl’s bedroom wall. I now need to decide if I’m going to try and make the hooks or buy them. Touch decisions.