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.