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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14 comments on We Walk by Faith…

  1. Mrs. White
    February 22, 2012 at 5:42 AM (3 years ago)

    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!

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  2. Terry
    February 22, 2012 at 12:53 PM (3 years ago)

    Very pretty. I’m so impressed by how steady your hand was with the sharpie, lol.

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  3. Kara
    February 22, 2012 at 2:10 PM (3 years ago)

    Geez girl, that’s so beautiful! I hope LC loved it when he woke up. :)

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  4. Tonii
    February 22, 2012 at 2:16 PM (3 years ago)

    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.

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  5. Meagan
    February 22, 2012 at 2:58 PM (3 years ago)

    Wow! You sure look like you have a lot of training to me! The bottom landscape part is completely gorgeous!

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  6. Amanda Joy {Joy in the Jumble}
    February 22, 2012 at 4:31 PM (3 years ago)

    You did great… watercolors aren’t always forgiving like oils or acrylics, but you didn’t have to worry about that because it looks awesome.

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  7. Adrianne
    February 22, 2012 at 8:56 PM (3 years ago)

    I like it! I have never tried watercolors, so mine would look like your son’s original. But I have an affinity for trees. I think this turned out fabulous!

    Adrianne
    http://www.happyhourprojects.com

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  8. Grandma
    February 22, 2012 at 10:31 PM (3 years ago)

    I think it is just beautiful…I love the colors…

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  9. I am LOVD
    February 23, 2012 at 1:35 AM (3 years ago)

    Nice. Unbelievable outcome, really! That Little Crafter is talented. Watch your back. Once he learns to type, there will be no stopping his bloggy future.

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  10. Janet
    February 23, 2012 at 3:24 AM (3 years ago)

    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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  11. Mama Jodi
    February 23, 2012 at 7:46 AM (3 years ago)

    One of our phrases is, “I love you way up the the moon and back, forever and always, no matter what.” Love the scripture too.

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  12. Crystal
    February 24, 2012 at 2:59 PM (3 years ago)

    Thanks for linking up to mommy solutions! I’m featuring you on my Facebook page! happy friday! crystal

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  13. Kadie
    February 28, 2012 at 4:12 PM (3 years ago)

    Gorgeous painting Amy!! It is fun to do a craft on your own every now and again isn’t it. Thank you for sharing with us this week!:)

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