making a bit of progress…may not be my natural talent but it sure is fun!
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a free Learn to use Watercolors e-book. It is very basic but has some excellent tips for beginners like me. I didn’t have any paints but thought I could practice the drawing techniques, etc.
Later in the day I decided to go window shopping. I was a bit bored and haven’t been out to the stores much since I was laid off from my job in December.
One of my favorite stores here in the wilderness is TJMaxx. Yes I am a Maxxinista mostly due to the limited shopping available here. The fun thing about TJs is they change inventory often so every week there are new “specials”.
I had time to kill so I slowly walked up and down all of the aisles contemplating how cute this and that would look on me or in my house. As I got to the aisle with the stationary and assorted decorative boxes I noticed a pile on the bottom shelf of Walter Foster Painting Kits. Who would have thought of all things I would find a Water Color Painting Kit with paints, a palette, paintbrushes and a 40 page instruction guide that I could afford?
I cheerfully took my find to the checkout counter where the cashier exclaimed “This looks like fun!” I smiled and agreed with her. :-)
I would love to go to this workshop
I have no idea what I’d be doing but it would be fun!
for paints and an art class. I haven’t had any reasons for not doing this sooner except a lack of interest in living a balanced life.
It was so much easier to veg out in front of the TV and dream about being creative. Then I had the realization that everyone I was watching were actors being paid to do what they love…that shook me out of my mental coma. ;)
with the rest of my life. I feel like I am living in limbo.
I haven’t found an art store here yet but I’m sure they have one. Artists from all over the world come here to work.
Where is the closest Michaels anyway?
I had for not painting was lack of space. We have a cute 2 bedroom place but B has the 2nd bedroom as his office leaving me with the rest of the house. In theory that sounds nice but there was no space for me for my creative projects.
We found a perfect desk that will make a great work table for my painting. At first B was going to use it as a keyboard stand but then he decided not to use it and just moved it into the living area blocking the front door. This morning I put it in the corner of the dining area and it fits perfectly.
This is exciting…
I found these wonderful Watercolor Tutorials
After dinner I will set up my paints and play for an hour.
What did we do before the internet?
playing with my water colours lately.
It seems I get far to busy with worry and forget to have fun.
playing with my water colours lately. It seems I get far to busy and forget to habe fun just for me.
I gave my darling granddaughter her very first set of brushes, water color paints and a pad of watercolor paper so we can learn to water color paint together.
She is 6. She is going to paint masterpieces :)
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