Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Art like a child and not just because it's your birthday!

My Birthday was at the end of February and my gorgeous husband took me away for a week for a relaxing break at Center Parcs in Elveden.  After the rocky road I have had with being poorly since December and my road to recovery, it was a much much needed break. Anways because he had bought me this as a present I hadn't expected to receive any gifts but on the day I had a little pile to open which was lovely.



My Mum and Dad bought me The She Art 3 workshop with Christy Tomlinson which I am really enjoying. I am not going to say too much about the workshop / course at this stage as I want to show you some of what I have been doing with that course in another post. My folks also gave me some pennies which I still haven't spent yet as I can't decide what to buy with them!! I keep flicking between oil pastels and Faber Castell Pitt Pens. Why are art supplies so darn expensive? I am trying to make my money stretch as far as possible. Shops don't sell what I want and then online I am crippled by the postage costs. Grrr!

As a little gift my hubby bought me a pack of tissue paper, pritt stick, pva glue and some bic children's water colour pencils. Just as a little jokey present but I love it all and all will be gratefully used. I think he bought me the pencils as he is fed up of hearing me moan about how much I want some prismacolours. I have such art supply materialism I really do! And he was so pleased with himself too with how much joy it gave me to open those presents and then how much joy I will get out of using them too.

I didn't open them for a while, well end of March actually due to one thing and another, my health mainly, I hadn't had the chance to use them and my art had taken a bit of a back seat either because I was poorly with my asthma again or because I was so engrossed in the She Art workshop. But crack them open I did. I was just sat on the sofa and fancied arting without getting messy so I used my pencils.

I had no idea what I was going to do. I think faces are so much at the forefront of my mind at the moment because of the workshop! I wanted to really test the colours and the vibrancy and started doodling with the green. I then thought it began to look like crazy hair so I started to draw a little pixie from the hair and here she is...






My husband giggled on seeing her boobies!! I intended to draw her fully clothed but just could not envisage what she would be wearing so I decided she was naked!

I used a smidge of water on my finger to activate the pencils. When used dry colour went down onto the page very well but you couldn't blend them, not until you wet them and then they blended so lovely and the colours became even more vibrant.

It just goes to show you that if you want to be creative you don't need to let not having expensive supplies stop you and some of the cheapest can bring you such joy!

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