I’ve really had no time to paint this week while trying to get ready for school holiday performances. So I’m just going to start my countdown over today and not try to make up the rest. I’m going to paint quick and small, so don’t expect any masterpieces. This is just for fun anyway!
I brightened up this gingerbread man with some colorful textures in PicMonkey.
As you can see, I’m a day behind. I’ll try to catch up tomorrow.
I’m teaching a lesson to the women at church today. I made this and copied it to give to everyone to help us remember the true reason for this Christmas season.
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, how evergreen your branches.
I haven’t had much time to do anything but lesson plans for months. But I miss my art. I haven’t painted for SO long, I decided I would try to do another “Countdown to Christmas”–one little painting a day until the 25th–only but I’m already a day behind! So here’s two for one!
This jack o lantern is all ready for Halloween. He would definitely scare any crow away!
I only had 15 mins to paint this and is shows! Nevertheless, I’m happy with the drawing.
I bought a ukulele from Amazon over the summer. I don’t think I had played one since I was 10. I purchased the larger baritone size. It makes a nice sound–not the high twang of Tiny Tim’s ukulele (you’ve got to old to get that reference!). I use it now in my music classroom to accompany my students when they sing. It’s better than hiding behind a piano and is much easier to hold than a guitar. The kids think it’s great and want me to give them lessons! But i’m too busy teaching 225 4th and 5th graders how to play soprano recorder. Hot Cross Buns never sounded so good!
These two just seem to go together!
Here’s my attempt at a Yupo like, free flowing painting. This is about as abstract as I get! Don’t be scared!
Still trying to catch up. This little painting (and I mean little–only 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″) was painted on a new (for me) medium called Stampbord. It’s made my Ampersand and says to use it with stamps, inks, embossing etc. It did not say watercolor, but I tried it anyway. The surface is slick, like Yupo paper–only it’s mounted on 1/8″ board. I wasn’t too adventurous with it this time. Maybe tomorrow.
I’m behind. I’ve had a bad cold for several days and when I’m not at work, I’ve been sleeping. No time to paint, so I just did a little doodle while eating dinner. I’m always trying to remind myself to be happy. It’s so easy to get down about little things, when in reality I am so blessed.
There’s no place like home. This one looks especially peaceful.
After that trip to Mars, some R & R was much appreciated.