Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Being crafty

I actually have something to post about but don't seem to have the time, work is crazy busy (ha typed it before I realized what I'd said). Thanks to lots of coaching from Girlville I'm trying out painting. I have no artistic talent but thought what the heck how hard can it be, well I found out it's a lot harder than it looks. I had decided I would try something abstract thinking it would be easy to just throw some colors on the canvas and you have art. Apparently my personality is not abstract because it was way to hard, I think because I was trying to "stay in the lines" and you can't do that with abstract. So the first canvas ended up in the garbage. I went back to the store for another canvas and decided to try stenciling, they really didn't have what I thought I wanted but I got them anyway - beachy stuff which would go great in my room. After painting the canvas and stenciling it I was again disappointed. I kept this one but am too embarrassed to show it to all my crafty, talented friends. Girlville gave me some great advice on making my on patterns. I've got to make another trip to Michael's for more canvas and try to get better ideas on what I really want. I do like the painting part of it I just need to use my imagination more and ideas are welcome.

5 comments:

Sandy said...

Yea!!! I'm so glad you are trying something new. I wonder if you might practice on some typing paper or newspaper before putting on canvas?? Or even buy some white cotton fabric at Walmart to paint on that's cheaper than using the canvas at first. I think big flowery things would be neat!

girlville said...

yea for you! keep trying! i agree with sandy, practice on paper some, i think thick watercolor paper would be less expensive than canvas. OR buy the flat canvas boards. also, stop throwing them away! at the minimum you can wrap pretty fabric around them, staple on the back and voila - ART!

AM said...

What? Where are the pictures! We want to see!

Goodboy Norman Featherstone said...

You can paint right over top of those canvases.

Mrs. D said...

I have no patience (or talent) when it comes to painting. Good for you for giving it a try!