It’s been several months since I have been inspired to create any of the craft projects I currently have pinned. I found this adorable pic from Esty dealer drawGabbydraw and just knew I had to do it. I have watercolors so all I really need it probably a good pen. I have no idea where I will put it. I might need my own little lady cave so I can display all my random art projects. 😉 I still have my NC heart lying around somewhere.
In other news, I think Matt and I have finally decided on a location for our trip. More details soon. 🙂
I know it’s been a few weeks since I mentioned this project. My first attempt wasn’t great, the second was actually really good minus the fact I completely messed up the state of NC. The other night while I was cooking dinner I decided to try again and I think it was probably the worst by far.
The other day, while I wasn’t cooking, I tried again. This time I was much happier with the results. So much so that this is the finished project. I think it looks pretty similar to my inspiration pic. I still feel as though I could do better but I am pretty happy with this one. Now I just have to find a frame and a spot in the house.
Last week I bought some watercolors. I haven’t played with watercolor since I was a kid but I’ve been itching to get my hands on some kind of paint so I finally decided to make this project. Much to my surprise watercolors aren’t that expensive. Michael’s had several different sets starting at $5.00. I decided the $5.00 pack would be fine for now. If I find I’m painting a lot more I’ll invest in better supplies but for now this will do. I also grabbed a pack of brushes, a paint wheel, and a water color note pad. In total I spent 17 bucks and change. Not too shabby considering water colors will last forever.
On to the project. Here is my inspiration piece. I’ve seen this done with several different states and I thought, what the hey, I can do this! Last night I broke out the paints to see what I could still do. I definitely need to play around more with my watercolor but all in all I don’t think mine looks awful. (Well except for the yellow streaks.)
As you can see it’s not bad, but it’s not good either. Again this was just my practice piece. And I lost it when I decided to add drip marks, ie the yellow streaks. I really just need to get familiar with my paints again and then I can find my way. I also might work a little more on my NC. This was just drawn free hand looking at a map online. I also need to work on my blending. 😀 Lots more to work on….
I have a feeling I will work on this again this week so watch out for another, better picture soon!
Just when I think things are calming down crazy shit happens. I know I said this week would be crazy but I didn’t say why. Well our wireless brand republic wireless relaunched on Tuesday. We thought that we be stupid crazy but things when pretty quiet, until yesterday. Then we found put a different product is moving to another division. I am one of the “lucky” ones moving! I don’t think it will be horrible but it was just surprising. Tomorrow we will find out what the actual plan is. Until then the rumor mill is running wild. 😉
On a side note I ran to Michael’s today and bought some water colors. I haven’t paints with water color since I was a kid and I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. I have a couple of projects in mind so I will post as I complete them.