Thursday, 7 March 2013

Painting again

So I started my art classes again.

It's something I was keeping mostly separate from this blog because I'm a total beginner and self conscious.

Maybe its time to stop that because it is impossible to learn a new skill without being rubbish at the beginning and making mistakes.

It feels good to be doing something creative.

It feels good being the real me.

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Recently on Pinterest I came across this pin 

And it gave me an idea...

So I painted this with watercolours...

Which gave me another idea...

To make a Mothers day card in this style for my Mum (who is about to have Mothers day without her mum for the first time since she was born which just makes my heart hurt).



It's not finished yet but you get the idea. I hope she likes it.

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Actually I'm not the only one experimenting with watercolour...

So I put some tape on my watercolour paper and let him do his thing...

 Let dry and remove the tape...

 And display with pride...

Damn it! The kid is already better than me.

12 comments:

  1. Beginner? Psh, you are amazing!! They should sell them in the shops!

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    1. oh thank you hon you are too kind! x

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  2. Agreed. You rule and should have an etsy shop.

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  3. Love it! Good for you for doing something for yourself. Your pieces are wonderful (and I might have to steal that tape-watercolor idea for my own little guy). I take a clay class and am equally self-concious, but it's good that we mothers are just doing SOMETHING for us!

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    1. I couldn't have said it better myself. And you should so do that painting activity I would be so excited to see it! x

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  4. You have a talent for it..It was so evident from that card you just made for your hubby :) "It feels good to be the real me" -Its so important to be the real us, but sometimes I find it is so challenging for me.. good for you that you are being the real you... I think being true to yourself is the one sacred thing in this life. xo

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    1. So true! I find it so hard too but the more I do it the more contented I feel! x

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  5. Those cards are fabulous! I took a watercolor class in the fall. It was fun and took me out of my element. Mainly, I wanted more tricks up my sleeve when Juniper and I paint together. It's such a good feeling to know what you want for yourself and go after it; nice work!

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