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Watercolor Class – Week 3

Watercolor Class – Week 3


Posted on Apr 20, 2006

This week in my painting class we learned all about drawing the  vanishing point in relation to the horizon.  This was completely new to me.  We also worked on painting siding and bricks for buildings.  Lastly we learned how to paint windows and trying to give them some shadow.  So I must admit, I’m pretty proud of my lighthouse.  You can actually tell it’s a lighthouse without me explaining...

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Morse Code Painting

Morse Code Painting


Posted on Apr 18, 2006

This past weekend was a busy one for me.  Yesterday I talked about writing my niece a letter in Morse Code.  Well, I also finished (finally) a painting with Morse Code.  This is the second one I have done.  The first was posted way back here.  I didn’t mention at the time but the lyrics to ‘Dust in the Wind‘ are painted onto those two paintings.  This painting has the lyrics to...

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Outdoor School Camp

Outdoor School Camp


Posted on Apr 17, 2006

My niece left for outdoor school camp yesterday.  In Portland, all six graders go to outdoor school for a week.  I still have fond memories of my trip.  My sister asked the family to write my niece letters that she could open when she was at camp.  My sister gave me about 2 hours notice to write my letters. The first letter I did was very straight forward and I enclosed a bunch of stickers that said things like...

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Watercolor Class – Week 2

Watercolor Class – Week 2


Posted on Apr 11, 2006

Last night was my second watercolor class.  We focused on techniques and didn’t try to paint anything.  The first painting was all about working wet.  We soaked the paper completely for about 10 minutes.  Then we worked with cool colors just trying to get a feel for what happens to the paint when the paper is so wet.  From just dropping paint onto the paper to using different brush strokes, this was good...

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Watercolor Class – Week 1

Watercolor Class – Week 1


Posted on Apr 7, 2006

My sister and I started a watercolor class this week.  Painting is something that I’ve always been drawn too, but never very good at.  So I jumped at the chance to take this class.  The first night mainly consisted of going over supplies.  We covered the types of paint to use as well as what good brushes are made of.  Did you know a common type of hair for brushes comes from squirrels?  In the last...

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Children’s World

Children’s World


Posted on Apr 6, 2006

My husband and I were at Goodwill this weekend.  I always go through the craft books looking for a gem.  I got lucky on this trip.  I picked up Children’s World by Erica Wilson.  Erica is an expert in crewel and is often sited as a resource in books.  I first saw her referenced in The New Crewel. So when I saw that she was the author, I was immediately intrigued.  I wasn’t disappointed when I...

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