Craft: Hot glue snowflake

Make your own xmas snowflakes to decorate the tree/house. Very easy. You just need: Parchment paper (wax paper does not work) Hot glue gun Glue sticks Marker/pen. Something that writes well on  parchment paper. Acrylic paint or nail polish  Glitter glaze/glue Brushes  https://youtu.be/sdSKnIVP8Lo Make it a crafting evening with friends or some crafty “me” time. 

Painting: Hope

Painting while listening to CNN discuss election projections makes for an interesting  mood to paint in. I started with a pencil then acrylic paint to fill in the colors. Here are process pics. The final piece:

Painting: Mewwy Christmas

It is November and time to start making xmas gifts. The hub’s boss loves her cats so I found a photo of one of them and painted it.  Here are some process pics over two days. This is the first time I’m painting a cat so it was quite exciting to see it taking shape.…

Painting: Xmas wreath

I don’t have a lot of storage options so an actual wreath is not something I’d get. In its place, is this flat xmas wreath that will be easy to store after the holiday. Used my new satin acrylic paint with regular acrylic paint. Here are process photos. This was created over two evenings of…

New satin acrylic paint

Went to Michaels to get some rivets for the finishing touches of a Halloween costume and saw this set of acrylic paints. All of this for $9.99! My paintings will have more than blue, red, and purple now. 😆 Even got a coupon for 50% off 1 regular item.

Painting: No more chores

This was painted on a whim in the month of June – right after a few hours of gardening. Although gardening is satisfying in itself, the rest that comes after some intensive work outdoors is as pleasurable.

Painting: Place of our own

This is part of the 2015 series that I painted for a friend. It’s inspired by the Wechat startup screen and by the members of her family (her, her other half, and their cat fondly known as Fatty). What do you feel when you see this? It reminds me of the scene in Arthur Christmas…

4 sided Cardboard Xmas tree

I promised to share what I did with the leftover cardboard from the previous Xmas tree project. Here it is! Take the set on the right and slide it on top of the pair on the left.  The pairs will criss cross and form this shape. Now to decorate! I have leftover acrylic Paint so…

Easy cardboard Xmas tree with lights

Got some cardboard boxes lying around? Perhaps from a recent Amazon purchase, a thanksgiving black Friday sale, or from a store nearby. They are so easily transformed into Xmas trees for small spaces! First, decide on the size you want with the boxes available. Turn the box so you are looking the side with the…

Halloween 2015

It’s been a while. Took 2 sewing classes, went to the Renaissance Festival in homemade costumes (mixed with pieces from the closet). celebrated birthdays every weekend in October, and reused costumes for Halloween. Whoo! Hope your October has been a fun-filled one too. Here are pics of our costumes for the festival and for Halloween.…

Painting: Bridge to clouds

First attempt at drawing a man-made structure. Prices shown below in reverse chronological order. If there could be a bridge to your favorite scenery, what would that be? I love looking at clouds. This would be my special place.

Painting: Resting Butterfly

Found this pic of a butterfly online and painted my own. Here are the process pics. Started by sketching in pencil. Had to fix proportions several times. Butterfly isn’t done yet but the background needs to be painted before the white edges can be added. Time to paint the grass green. Add details to the…

Painting: Square Rose

Here’s my square rose being ‘built’ bit by bit on. 8×10″ canvas. Add shading with red and black. Pencilled in leaves, colored red then shaded with black, red, and yellow. Now for some Green leaves with yellow and black. Added black to the Rose. Then some purple leaves. Maybe a few multicolored (purple, red, and…

Painting: Star gazing in the forest

Saw this image some time back and knew I just had to use it for painting practice. Took a screenshot on my phone and have been wanting to paint a version of my own. Finally painted it today. It took layers of blue, black, and white acrylic paint to get the basic sky colors done.…

Painting: Swing on Falls

Went to hobby lobby on Tuesday and bought a framed canvas, some blue paint (the paint by numbers set didn’t require blue). I also got some pearlescent paint which shows up at an angle. How cool is that? Here is my new painting, Swing on Falls. Here are process pics. This swing is far away…

Painting: Sweet pea plant

I must have been bitten by the painting bug because here is another piece! The same leftover acrylic paints were used for this project. Decided to add a frame by using clear tape to mark the sides and to hold it to the table. My inspiration came from my mini garden. Months ago, I purchased…

Freehand painting

This isn’t sewing related but I wanted to share it anyway. Did some freehand painting today with leftover paints and it was liberating! Have a lovely week ahead! This is the before shot, before the perforated area got digitally cropped out. I’m leaving it for now so I can hang the painting up somewhere. These…