I have a twin sister who got the art and music gene while I got the math and science. For years we clashed - she danced ballet and listen to classical music. I was the social butterfly hanging out going to school events and rocked out to the Monkees and Beatles.
A few years ago, I took a She Art class from Christy Tomlinson. Several of my first canvases were just plain ugly but I kept playing. I found a creative niche in mixed media. I joined several on line groups and began art journaling and playing with the products in my stash. Watercolors were fun but I really could not seem to manipulate them. A few years ago, I took a class at the high school but the teacher did not really help us. This past month I signed up for another class. The teacher is very kind and helpful and has really been encouraging me. Yesterday in class I painted these flowers. My teacher looked at them and then gave me a big hug. She was just so delighted.
Tonight I put my skills to the test to make a get well card for a friend.
I am quite proud of my self. For years I said I was not artistic but maybe I am........
My son's fiance took her mom and I to a canvas painting class on Monday as our Mother's Day gift. We had a lovely time and made the best canvas I have done so far at one of these events. I decided to recreate it on a card as a thank you note for the kids. I still need to add my sentiment so it looks a bit plain.
I have been having to make a lot of thank you notes recently. That means I have been winning prizes which is always fun. Lately, just to switch it up, I have been using paint instead of just paper. I used these two stamps from Unity and a painted background. I decided to use my Pearlescent paints and begin to fill in the white cloud around her to picturize the quote about coloring thoughts with the bright hues.