A different kind of painting

Instead of finishing up the little portrait I started, I’ve been procrastinating by painting this secretary desk for my bedroom. I wanted something colorful so I went with the Florence color of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, followed by clear wax and then dark wax and a just a little bit of distressing. I love what the dark wax does to this color. She also got new handles since one of the old ones was broken and a new knob.

desk1desk2desk3And here’s the before:

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Finally, a little sketching

The end of 2014 was difficult and filled with loss for my family. But 2015 is here and I am glad to see it. There hasn’t been much art fun going on around here. At least, that is something I can change! I couldn’t paint today, but I could sketch. I’m stuck at home (not stuck really, because I love being at home) but Google Maps is always willing to provide some new scenery or people to sketch. Why do I always forget how much I need to do this?

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Prismacolor Birds

Still having fun with Summer Art Camp when I can. The last 3 days, we’ve had some cute bird projects. When I got home last night, I curled up on the couch and drew 2 prismacolor birds. I like the way Diane Culhane showed us to cut them out so they will stand up on their own. I haven’t cut the owl out yet but the other bird is perched on the mantle.

prismacolorbirdprismacolorowlIt’s not too late to Win a Monster from yesterday’s post.