Smile and a Mishap

Wish I could redo the painting on this one.  I painted the letters blue, and then I wished I had left them white.  I had the “bright” idea that I could lighten them up with “Whiteout”–which happened to be handy.  BAD idea!  I used my watercolor brush and quickly found out that the “Whiteout” is oil based and sticks like glue!  I tried to wash the brush, but the white just got all over my fingers and won’t come off.  I guess I need turpentine.  And the brush is now in the garbage.  And now you know–Whiteout is NOT like watercolor!  And it didn’t even cover up the blue.

So even though this was a disaster, I learned from it and I still like my drawing–just don’t like how the painting came out.  Shows what an amateur I am!   I tried to spruce it up a bit with a border done in Picmonkey.  Hope you will “SMILE” anyway.

Smile by Pam Schoessow  pamelajeannestudio.com

Summer Quilting

Even on a cold day like today, I have to imagine that someday it will be Summer and I will no doubt be quilting.  Even dreaming of Summer seems to warm me up a bit.

Summer Quilting 5 x 7 watercolor on paper by Pam Schoessow

Summer Quilting 5 x 7 watercolor on paper by Pam Schoessow

Manner of Happiness

This is a re-do of a painting I did a few months ago.  The former was on paper and too large for my scanner so I could never make a good copy.  I shrunk it down a little, painted it on aqua board ( 5″x7″) and I like it just the same.  Today  I’ve gotten in some good quilting and painting  and am now cozy by my fire.  Bliss.   Hope you have been able to live happy today!

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