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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!
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!
Your chariot awaits, or in this case, your boat. Lucky you! After a long day at the park, you are coming to an empty boat, just for you, to take you back to your resort for rest and relaxation. There is also a wonderful mickey balloon, floating by to remind you of the magical day you spent at the park. If you are like me, you are planning on resting by pool for a bit to cool off, and then heading right back to a park at night. Whatever you are doing, you are making wonderful memories to last a lifetime, and art like this reminds you of it.
Painting will be available once it dries. Prints and other items are available at Fine Art America.
I love snowmen, and I love Disney hats. So I decided to combine the two. I modeled one after my daughter, who loves mint green, and wearing minnie ears! This is the perfect way to enjoy snowmen, from the inside, enjoying the warmth!
If you are interested in this painting, it is on Fine art America, and you can purchase various prints, or products.
This was a painting I did a few years ago, that I wanted to touch up, as I wanted to show more brush strokes and tone down the background. Which I did! This painting is based on a photo my friend Deb took. Thank as always Deb! This is framed with a weathered wood, looking similar to driftwood. This is available in my etsy shoppe.
This was a pretty farm we passed while visiting Deerfield Massachusetts this fall. I loved how they had a flag hanging proudly in the doorway. Seeing how I paint the flag often, I liked painting it hanging a different way. I had to add a tractor in the front as a lawn ornament. Because that's just how I roll... Halfway through.
Here is my Dad's car again...... today we are visiting the Iconic hotel, Ocean House in Westerly, RI. As a kid I spent lots of sunday rides with my parents bored out of my mind. In fact I had a nickname for those rides, that my Dad still reminds me of to this day... "Dud rides". How I would enjoy a "dud ride" now that I am older.....
I am imagining driving up and enjoying a delicious lunch on the patio. Can't you smell those beautiful rugosas in the front of the hotel? I used a pretty polka dot ribbon for hanging this painting, and it can be seen in my etsy shoppe.
This is Noah, who brought great joy to his owner while he was here. Melissa loves animals and takes great joy in having them, even when their lifespan is too short. As it is with ferrets. She posts beautiful, heartfelt posts about her animals, and when I saw this photo, I knew I had to paint it. Melissa now has a piece of art to remind her of the beautiful time she had with her loved one. And it makes me happy as well!
If you are ever looking for a pet sitter, please consider Melissa. You can find her at http://backyardstobarnyardspetcare.com/