Before I sit down at the torch to make beads, about 50 percent of the time, I’ve drawn out the beads I’d like to make. Color schemes, designs, etc, all done in fine tip black Sharpie and colored pencils. The other night, I looked over at the book (it sits easel-like on one of the shelves beside me at the torch) and thought.. well, if I can draw them, maybe I can paint them? So, my next trip to WalMart, I picked up an acrylic set and some flat panel canvases (and one stretched canvas in case I felt hoity-toity 🙂 ). I pulled out the brushes I used to paint my papier mache sacred heart, and spent a day painting this:
I used some metallic paint markers to do the detail work, and I was so happy with how it turned out! I listed it on Etsy, and it sold in an hour… What a shock! I came home from my Valentine dinner with hubby to find it was already gone. Shock, I tell you!
So, I think I’ll continue working on these. I’ve got more canvases, and plenty of paint (though I did waste a ton of white on the first palette!), and a few ideas. Yippee! Something else to do 😀
I love to create… seeing the look on someone’s face when they see what I’ve made for them, or hearing from buyers that it was just what they’d hoped for. Another way I can express myself is always welcome! Now let’s see if my paintings will continue to be welcome 😀