I painted some pictures.

I caught a little creative bug today and went to Dick Blick to pick up some supplies. I needed a new glue gun–the old, crusty, melted one I bought almost ten years ago finally bit the dust! I couldn’t believe it. I’m sure I paid like $2 for that thing. I also needed some fabric dye to finish some projects for my upcoming book. The deadlines keep coming and coming.

As a treat for me and Alice, I bought some nice-ish watercolors. I wanted to get watercolor pencils but the desire to fill those little paint pots up with water won me over and I bought two brands to try: Prang, which I remember loving in elementary school, and some Grumbacher ones just because they were made in Germany.

I decided to paint some shoes from our store because I thought I’d be able to scan them and maybe use them for a marketing campaign. Then I realized that I was working when I had intended to relax. So I painted some other pictures too and I’ll show those later, as well as the rest of the shoes I painted.

Alice is very much “quantity over quality” in her artwork these days, and she produced about 200 sheets of paper dotted with splotches and lines. She made a line and said it was me, she made a line on another page and said it was our friend Marcella, she made a scribble and said it was grandma.

I can’t wait to paint more. I found it really calming.
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  • Jessica

    Isn’t it fabulous when fun blends with work…okay maybe not SO much but at least it means we enjoy what we’re doing.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ridling.taylor Taylor Ridling

    Precious!

  • Mary Beth Hunt

    I’m so glad to be included in her artwork! :)

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