Thursday, February 2, 2012

Painting and Other Things


Scrapbook and Painting Organization. 

I LOVE these organizers (all from Michael’s and all either 40 or 50% off).  Currently the bottom right organizer holds Project Life stuff.  Top container-photos.  2nd Container-Elle’s Studio Tags.  3rd container: all of the project life goodies from the Amber version.  4th container: page protectors.  The container above that one holds Art Journaling materials like stencils (lots) and vintage patterns.  The container on the left:  Top-my ridiculous and rather out of control collection of letter stickers, 2nd: pan pastels and supplies.  3rd: adhesives. 4th: Spray inks, glitter, stickles, etc. 5th: patterned paper. 6th: Sizzix stuff.

I am totally loving the 12x12 containers though.  It is sooo easy to pull one out now that I know where everything is located.  And…


This is more of a hobby storage container.  Stencils/sequin waste/rubons-top.  2nd: Smash books. 3rd: Watercolors. 4th: rubber stamps. 5th: Sketching supplies.  Bottom: Distress ink and various inks that aren’t already out somewhere else.


Art Journal practice page.


This painting is based on and inspired by Donna Downey’s “Canvas Create” video for January.  You can buy it here. Um.  I LOVED it.  I would have loved if it were longer, but I LOVED it.  (I chose to skip the membership route and just buy it on a month by month basis-never know when the old job market might tank hard!) I bought some new brushes-one was pretty pricey, but considering the way the flower turned out-totally worth the cost.  I also bought some new paint-most of it was on clearance too-so huge bonus there. 

So anyway-I hated this when I first painted it.  And I did decide to tone it down a little.  But I kept a lot of it the way that it was (I almost painted over it with gesso so that I could start over, but decided that it would be okay).


So that it ended up like this when I got to the flower. 


And now I have this.  Just like Donna said-it is very very scary to paint that word over the top of something that you really like.  Luckily it worked out okay. 


Dream is my word for 2012, which I haven’t really talked about, but it totally fits in with this painting. 


I LOVE the way that the flower turned out.  LOVE it. 


I love the way that the whole canvas turned out.


And the new brushes work like a charm. 

Happy Friday and Happy Weekend.  Good times.

Make some of your dreams come true this weekend. 

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