how much I've enjoyed playing with paints [and markers!] this past year. I have LOVED the classes [on-line] that I've taken with Christy Tomlinson, Joanne Sharp, and Junelle Jacobson. They are THE BEST. [Click their names to find out more about them!]
Soooo, I bought this bag down at Goodwill [I'm sure I've shared that our local Goodwill gets leftovers straight from Target... -hmm, yay,] for a little of nothing - the green color caught my eye [of course! No matter how much I flirt with blue, green has always been my tried and true favorite color.]
And I thought to myself - I can paint this one day - and after taking taking some of the fabulous classes I mentioned above I went for it!
The background is actually three + colors of yellow, and a little green, a technique I learned from Christy.
And the lettering is one of the things I've loved most about JoAnne's art since the first time I saw it - I was so happy she taught us how to do it with our own spin. You can see that I penciled in my lines and words before going over with a perm. marker.
And the whimsical flags and birdies are straight from Junelle's class. Love how the yellow seems to POP once the other colors are added to it. [Love this favorite hymn from long ago too!]
But, I'll be honest and say I'm not loving the little solo-singing bird in the middle - I've re-painted him 3 or 4 times so I'm DONE [lol] with him for now...but I may go back and give him another makeover in the future...
I encourage you to take a moment to look at some of the things around you and think about how a little paint and color might turn them into something completely different and fun. Enjoy!