Category: watercolor

Time To Be Creative

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Painting set up

Our world has come together during the past few weeks like never before seen.  While much of the world is closing down, each of us has moved to the internet for our work, education and personal connections. We all need those connections and communication. With that being said, let us all allow ourselves to have time to self-reflect and let those creative juices flow!

My plans are to begin really learning Procreate, Illustrator and Photoshop.  Why??? Because I want to be able to design with my watercolors to create sublimation designs to be printed on T-shirts.  I will keep you posted how things are going with that.

Now, what about YOU???IMG_2459

What hobbies have you been putting off? What craft have you wanted to learn how to do?  NOW IS THE TIME!!!!  I spent the last four weeks painting miniature watercolors and exploring PINTREST  for Easter ideas. 

Craft with your kids that are home from school. Visit Glued To My Crafts and make some mermaid puppets.  Do some old fashion play outside with your kids building forts and playing the old games like duck-duck goose or ring-around-the-rosie.

Let us know what you are doing during the down time and what you wished you had help with!!!

If you really want to have fun and spread the word go to our Facebook page and post your pics

 

Busy Watercoloring

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Boy has life gotten in the way with my blogging! It never seems like I have time to devote to this part of my life.  It is either grand-parenting, filling orders, or recuperating from my busy active life with my poor knees.  But, this grammie is not complaining about her time with her two adorable little girls.  They are my priority, but blogging has definitely dropped down the list….so….sorry everybody.

But, let’s get on with it. As many of you know my love is creating and watercolor painting. Lately, as I have long quiet evenings I decided to purchase ARTEZA watercolor markers and a set of the fillable brushes.  I LOVE, LOVE THEM!  Also, to get my mo-juice flowing I went to YOU TUBE and started watching watercolor videos. Creationsceecee is wonderful to follow!!! This link will take you to one of her videos of doodling with watercolor floral examples.  What she uses as her warm-ups, I love using for little thank you gifts or adding to my note card fronts.

So, for all of you watercolor enthusiasts or those that want to try watercolor, I highly recommend the watercolor markers and water brushes.  They are going to be much easier to travel with and you don’t have to worry about taking a lot of brushes or IMG_0919_Momentcontainers of water.  The watercolor brushes are right there for you.  I do suggest at least one of your favorite brushes.  I am including a round brush for my traveling kit because it does have better blending properties and gives my a little more control with my paints.

One of the great properties of the watercolor markers is that you can mix them on your paper or on a plastic pallet before taking it to the paper.  The paints blend and flow wonderfully! These two paintings were done on 140 lb. Arches Cold Press paper.

I have always wanted to be able to paint a bit more loose and these markers and doodling are helping me move into that direction.  I find the doodling allows me to think more outside of the box in adding lines that in reality might not be there.

So happy painting if you decide to venture into watercolor markers.

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