Taking this class with my kiddos has been life changing for me. First off all, it has me being a student right along side my children, which thrills them completely- especially when I get reprimanded for talking and not listening and for jumping ahead of instruction... pretty much the same things I got in trouble for when I was in school. *smile*
I now own a bag of art supplies. I've
This class has been a wonderful experience for me. I have found that I love watercolor painting. Love it! But it took 3 and an half years for me to finally get to a place where I felt comfortable to follow my own whim and create some of my own work that wasn't dictated by the teacher.... I'm not a snowy landscape or painted sunset kind of artist. I'm a lot more off-beat than that. At first, I was concerned my art teacher might scoff at the type of stuff I wanted to create and she did raise her eyebrows some but gave me the freedom to keep going.
So I did.
And it opened my eyes to seeing art more outside the box.
I absolutely and completely adore Katie Daisy's work and did a watercolor based on one of her pieces in art class last month.
It was, by far, one of my very favoritest pieces to create. I had sooooo much fun!
I started pinning project ideas on Pinterest, which opened my eyes a bit wider to see project ideas beyond my norm, which to be honest, I've kind of always wished I could do... see differently, you know....
I saw this piece of embroidery pinned by my Sis and right away decided I wanted to try my hand at creating a pen and ink drawing from it.
So I did.
And I love it.
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It's currently hanging on the hutch in the kitchen, secured by beautiful washi tape, but soon it will be framed. I just have to make up my mind about the style of frame I want.
I am very thankful for this art class and how it has served it's greater purpose in pulling me further out of my comfort zones. I love how I've created another creative outlet for myself.
I love that I've learned another way to color outside
the lines my self-set boundaries.
Rise and Shine and Give God the Glory
By Amy W
Watercolor on watercolor paper
By Amy W
Pen & Ink on bristol sheet using sharpies and Zig writers.