We had a snow day today! So we wore our pajamas and did a craft that I saw on Pinterest. Here are some instructions to how we created our art.
3 sheets of purple scrapbook paper from Michael's, from darker shade to lighter shade.
1 sheet of scrapbook paper with a pretty print, that matches butterfly color.
Hot glue gun and regular glue.
20" x 16" canvas
First we cut three butterflies, large to small, as a guide to our other butterflies.
Then we cut a bunch of butterfljes, and watched our favorite show. :)
While we were laying them out to see how many we needed, that's when our kitty Lulu, decided we needed some help
Next we cut strips of paper to outline the Eiffel Tower. I sketched it first with a pencil, lightly, then we glued the strips to the canvas. (With regular glue) Next, we hot glued the butterflies to the canvas. This is a lot of fun, and you most likely will not use all your butterflies. We did not. "A good artist knows when to stop." This is harder than it sounds, as it was so much fun placing them. But if you place to many, it will not look as good. If you are nervous, set them on the canvas first to see where to place them. Once you finish attaching them, set the canvas about 10' away, to see how it looks. If you need to add a few, go ahead. If not, your finis!
Below is finished art.
If you decide to do one, please email or post on my facebook page, a photo. I would love to see your creations!
Here they are! As always I am very thankful that the challenge is over. I always get about halfway through and start to panic. I try to have some done so I don't panic when I don't get one done. So about halfway through, I run out of them, and start to panic! It is a great habit to paint daily, but difficult to do sometimes. Not very painting is one that I want to share. Some don't make the cut and get painted over. Once that happens, I am behind! So although I love painting every day, I won't miss the pressure of posting a finished painting every day. I hope you enjoyed following me, and I would love to hear if you have a favorite!
Day 30- Guarding the castle..... this was inspired by a photo I took on my last trip home. I had not noticed the beautiful dragon topiary along the stream, and I loved it and the clouds framing the castle in my photo. I like to think that the dragon is guarding the castle..... On another note, I DID IT!! I am done! Thank goodness!!! I hope you enjoyed the paintings I posted, and thank you to those that commented and "liked" my art.
This is a still life I set up in my home in my kitchen. I have been working on this one for a while.....that's one thing I really enjoy about these challenges....I pick up paintings that I have not worked on and push to finish them. This one was so close to being painted over. Those peonies were very difficult. But I never gave up....and here it is FINALLY done!!
Once dry, this one will be available in my etsy shoppe.
Lol! I have a confession... the last painting wasn't Jeff. I had the wrong photo. He quietly messaged me to tell me, and kindly provided a new pic, which I was supposed to just paint him into the other one, but after I started, I just didn't want to change the first one. So here is the correct one. Thanks as always to Jeff, who is an artist himself with the stunning pics he creates.
Newport Rhode Island is so picturesque. At any time. This was an evening that I was there for dinner, that I happened to see this. I like to be challenged, and the light and perspective were a challenge, but I like how it came out. There's also a hidden Mickey for those that look. Happy Friday!!!
Meet Diego....he is the mascot for Cassie's Kitten Kastle, or rather he is the ambassador. You have not met many cats like Diego. He is really more like a dog. He goes everywhere with her, even to Lowes. He is quite the character, as you can see from his painting.
Cassie does amazing things for cats. If you are a cat lover, please consider helping hte shelter. Whether it be a much needed donation, fostering a cat, or volunteering, all are very welcome. This is the rescue that my daughter and I help at.
If you are interested in the rescue or adopting a kitty, please click on link below.
This is a local store that I drove by and was inspired to paint. I changed the name to my maiden name, and added my Dad's car. Looks like he is out shopping. Hope he gets me a Minnie Mouse to add to my collection! This was a tough one with perspective. I'm getting so much better with it! Practice definitely makes perfect. Happy Hump day!
These are some hydrangeas from a hydrangea shrub near my pool. I love to cut a few of them and bring them inside to enjoy. They dry after a while and some have bright pink petals, which I tried to catch in this painting.
This is a home I have loved for years. It's on Route 49 in Voluntown. I have always loved the round feature of this house. Add in beautiful blooming lilacs and more flowers, and I'm in love. They also hang a flag, which i enjoy too. Almost done with challenge, and I'm very thankful. I'm running out of steam!