After living in our house for a year and a half, I have finally filled my blank wall above our couch! :) It took me awhile to come up with an idea to fill the space, but finally came up with this! I'm really happy with how this project turned out. My husband was able to get this pallet from his work, which worked out great. I just love the texture it adds to the room. I originally thought that I'd make two pallet signs, one for Christmas and the other for 'year round', but then decided to choose a verse that would work well for both (then I could just make one!). I love this verse, it gives me a lot to think about, when I reflect on different chunks of it...and what a great visual reminder for our household that we are centering our lives on Christ!
Some people have asked how I was able to get the letters so exact...the large white script I did free hand onto the wood, but looked at something printed off the computer as a reference. For the black and dark red lettering, I printed these off on computer paper. Then I scribbled pencil onto the back of the sheets, lined them up on the wood (and taped them in place). Then I traced the letters using a pen and finally painted the letters in with acrylic paint. I've had several people ask if I'm selling these or not....ummm, I haven't decided. It was a but of a paintstaking process, and even though I'm super pleased with how this turned out, I'm not chomping at the bit to make another one in the near future! haha
Adult Painting Class!!! I am so excited to announce this new class that I'll be teaching...These classes will be taking place first Saturday of every month at Artisans Salon and Spa in Anderson, Indiana. (Salon closes at 4pm, so you can even try to snag an appointment for a massage, manacure or haircut beforehand!)
The first class will be Saturday, Feb. 7th from 4:00-5:30pm. We will be working in acrylic paint on 6x6" canvas panels. It will be a relaxed and fun atmosphere...guests are welcome to bring drinks and snacks. I'll aim instruction for beginners...so don't be intimidated, it will be really fun!
February 7: Midwest Landscape
March 7: Sailboat Scene on the Lake
April 4: 'Morning Drive' (Road Scene)
Cost per Class: $30, includes cost of all materials.
Handcrafted black floater frames will also be available for purchase ($20) on the night of the class.
Grab your friends and join me for a night of ART-FILLED FUN!!!
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Painting No. 156, 8x10in
Acrylic on canvas board
Okay, okay...I know this is a little out of my norm! haha This is a project example that I did for a Saturday class I did a few months back called, 'Creatures on Canvas'. It's a lot of fun for me to apply what I'm learning through my painting journey into my teaching. And in case you didn't know, kids LOVE painting!!! Hanging out with art-lovin' kids helps remind me of the joy I find in creating art too! :) Click here to see my Art Venture LLC website where I offer classes for kids in the Indianapolis and Fortville areas. :)
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