It's the middle of summer and I'm thinking snowflakes. I did my first how-to demo video (with Wade's help) and you can find it here. It's DIY watercolor snowflakes. So easy. It's adaptable to any age. Hopefully taking it up a notch makes it so adults might like to try too.
We were doing the video for a specific reason and we couldn't include these idea images in it. So, I thought I'd share it here.
Sometimes it's hard to come up with ideas once you do the artwork. I took the project pieces from the video and turned them into these. Maybe this will spark a few of your own uses.
Or you can just stick with putting it on a shelf just because you like it that way.
What would you do with your artwork?
Did a little project. Don't let the word little fool you. I was asked to paint accent lines and leaves around a laser etched design of the Kansas City LDS Temple. On 15 gift boxes. In one night. Got them in the evening and finished at 4 in the morning. Yeah, that's how I paint.
The boxes still need another layer of sealant but my part was done. Well, except that there are 15 more coming sometime soon. Though I don't think the turn around will be that much of a panic. I hope.
Do you do projects from the heart, that your head says, "What?"
I'm surrounded by wonderful people. Last month was a Cultural Celebration that 3 of my kids participated in. Several adults had a very short amount of time to teach about 80 kids song and dance routines. No easy feat! They were to join about 3000 other kids in the performance so knowing the moves was extremely important. These people put in tons of time besides what they regularly do daily. When people do things like that you've just got to thank them.
I couldn't think of a better way than sharing a "love note". It's a jar with little notes from all the kids who participated tucked inside. There were 4 people that I did 3 Love Note jars for (2 people are a couple). I'm always looking for gifts to give so I thought I'd share with you how to do it. This is adaptable to any occasion.
It was actually super easy to put together. I know this because I bought the stuff 2 months ago and waited until an hour before I needed them to actually put them together. (I guess I like stress.) So, not only is it easy but it's quick too.
Who can you give a Love Note to?
I spent most of a week at Girls Camp. I knew I'd have a little down time here and there so I brought along some watercolors and water color paper.
First, I do a little pencil drawing doodle, go over it with permanent marker, then erase.
Next, I go over it with watercolors. Very easy.
The girls liked the ones I was doing so I did them each little individual ones with their names and some quality they have. Hope this gives you a little watercolor inspiration.