We Walk by Faith…

If you’ve been reading One Artsy Mama lately, you probably know that Little Crafter and I have a new favorite hobby; painting with watercolors.  We started out by painting dots to go along with a book we read, then we worked together to make a special mixed media collage.
But every now and then, a mama needs to do a project on her own.
The other day, while LC was taking his nap, I decided to attempt a watercolor project all by myself. 
{I didn’t tell him until after he woke up, or he would’ve thrown a royal fit and never gone to sleep!}
I envisioned something in the pink/orange color family with a word on top.  I just started painting and mixing colors until I liked what I saw.  Then, I remembered seeing some paintings at the Torpedo Factory Art Center one time where the artist suggested a bit of a landscape while staying in the color family, so I decided to give it a {very rudimentary} try.
Once I was somewhat satisfied, I penciled in the word “faith” and painted it with acrylic paint.  Then, I finished up by  writing the rest of the verse with a fine tip Sharpie.

I don’t have any kind of training or anything, so I’m sure those of you who are trained artists could find a million things I could have done better, but it was a lot of fun just to play with the colors…and to actually get to paint by myself for once!  It makes me happy when I look at it, and that’s good enough for now!  I’m using it to help me remember my word of the year {remember that?  Courage!}
Happy crafting to you!

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  1. I really like this. It’s very sweet and whimsical. I’m by no means a professional artist lol but I know what it is to enjoy just watching the colors do something you like 🙂 Great job!

  2. I think your painting is stunning! Not to mention your awesome handwriting 😉 How fun for YOU to be able to let loose and just create. It is really beautiful.

  3. Very nice. The verse you chose is, too. A reminder we all need from time to time against such a beautiful background, what else could a girl want?

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