Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Obsesive Compulsive or Determined?

I knew I wasn't feeling quite right tonight, but this is the fourth time I have tried to post, only to loose  everything. This time I plan on periodically 'saving.'

I have become rather obsessed with the idea of learning how to watercolor. Key words being 'idea of.' Turns out I am afraid.  I bought I lot of new supplies, made a color chart of all my new paints,

Got Paul to make a painting boards out of masonite. Guirys want $30 for the big broad so, I went to home depot and got two for $5.62.

Put spiral backings on a few books (thanks Judy). I paid $3.40 each a Office Depot.

I even drew a picture of what I would like to be my first project from two old pictures I had when Ron and I climb up to delicate arch in the early 90's.

But alas, I was still not ready to put brush to paper. I ended up signing up for classes from the gal that taught the workshop sponsored by the decorative painters (see half finished aspen trees on boards that Paul made). So, last week was my first class and we batik'd. This is my first experience with batik (unless you count the tie dying we did in Estes, and I don't remember using any wax in tie dying). The only issue I have with the class is it is in Littleton, and I really don't like leaving Aurora.


  1. That all looks beautiful to me. I love batik (mmmm the smell of beeswax). Your sketch of the Arch is amazing, I can't wait to see it finished! Like I always say, "Do one thing scary everyday". Its just lucky for me that killing spiders and answering the phone are scary activities.

  2. Those flowers are beautiful! How did you do them? You are an amazing artist! I'm glad you got the books spiral bound! They look so nice--ready to be spread open!

  3. I got all the instructions in writing. I can snail mail them to you if you like.