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If you need something new in your life, follow along with me on this blog, Create & Change. Together for 365 days, we will take tiny steps to make something new. As you move along, report back along the way. 

Does creating everyday make change in your life?

Day 20 - Come Paint Away With Me.

Day 20 - Come Paint Away With Me.

Day 20 - Hey. Nice to see you are back! We chatted a little yesterday about Color Love. Have you been thinking about your favorite color all day? Are you obsessed yet? Today we are going to apply the brain storming on today's project. What's that? You haven't done yesterday's project!? Gasp. Ok, your are forgiven. Go back to Day 19 and meet back here in a bit.

For the rest of us, let's get started on today's project. The color that went to the the top of my list was Agave Green. It's cool, simple and honestly, the tube of watercolor that most closely matched Agave Green was on sale today at the art store. This project should take about 10 min or less but you need the following supplies:

  • paint brush
  • watercolor or gouache* in your selected color
  • 1 thick sheet of paper such as cardstock, watercolor or printmaking paper
  • 1 straw
  • old glass
  • drop cloth/large sheet of throw away paper like newsprint

* gouache is opaque water color. It is a little more impactful and less runny than watercolor and can be found at most art supply stores.

Once the supply list is collected, settle in a quite area and spread out a drop cloth. Place a small amount of the paint on the paper. First dip the brush in the water and then dip the brush in the watercolor/gouache. Wash all around the page. Take some time to make strokes, circles and lines. Let the paint settle into places so there are dense and light spots. Take your straw and add paint to the end of the straw. Dip the straw slightly in the water. Now splatter the paint all around. Let dry overnight. 

We have now created original artwork in a color that brings us joy. Maybe add some text, some pencil lines and frame it. Then hang it in a special spot. Mine is going in my office. Where will you hang yours?

Day 21 - Teenage Dream.

Day 21 - Teenage Dream.

Day 19 - Color Love.

Day 19 - Color Love.