Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. ~ 1 Peter 4:10

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Painting With a Twist

I had a wonderful time last night at my first ever "painting party" at Painting With a Twist!  If you've never heard of it,  PWaT is a really neat place to go for a girls night out with some friends.  They also host private parties or whatever fun event you'd like to plan!  Everyone follows along and paints with an instructor while visiting with each other and snacking on yummies.  At the end of the night we all left with a finished painting.  So fun!!

Here is my finished piece from the evening!!!!

I just love the idea behind PWaT!  I think it is wonderful that they show their customers that ANYONE can create art!  People are being exposed to creating in a way they may have never before thought was possible for them!  One story was shared that after taking several PWaT classes a student then began exploring and creating art on her own at home.  It opened up a whole new world to her, just by getting a paintbrush in her hands and therefore boosting her confidence.  So very cool!! :)

I am prayerfully considering a really big, exciting decision right now!  God is so good to open amazing doors of opportunity, just when you're least expecting them!  I can't wait to share more...soon!!! :)

Happy creating!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Paint Splatters and Sticky Fingers

I've been trying to get into the studio and spend at least 30 minutes a day painting.  It isn't very much time, but I'm trying to embrace the whole idea of getting things done in small pockets of time rather than lengthy sessions.  Those wonderful lengthy sessions of spending two, three or even four hours painting away in uninterrupted bliss just don't happen these days and I've had to get creative to make time to be creative!  One of the blessings of being a creative Mommy; painting in between the Lego messes, cuddles while reading, and chasing after sticky fingers before they touch the furniture!

I've been slowing working on the watercolor pieces I started from the photos I took of the flowers blooming in my front yard.  Here is a peek at the progress so far:

I'm still working on the idea of layering within a watercolor painting.  I had some fun using my paintbrush to "splatter" some paint across the pieces.  I think next I may try some more stamping.  I'm loving getting reacquainted with my watercolors!  It has been a long time since I've used them.  I do find myself missing my acrylics, though!  I feel the need to get my hands messy while creating another layered background!  So much to do, so little time!! :)

How do you make time in your busy schedule to be creative?  I'd love to know!!

Happy creating!