Fearless Friday, Mimosa Station Sign

I’m taking a short Thanksgiving break today, so I am re-sharing a post from 2016 A festive thing you can do for upcoming holiday gatherings, is to set up a Mimosa station All you need is a sign and the ingredients for Mimosas! I set up the Mimosa station on our bar but you can … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Holiday Wreaths

Let’s continue creating Christmas spirit and paint holiday wreaths and holly 🎅🏻 These are easy peasy, and no fancy art skills required! You can use watercolor or markers and make cards, tags or gift wrap Supplies: watercolor paint, colored markers card stock, heavy watercolor paper blank cards suitable for watercolor or marker white bags or … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Holiday Wraps, Bags & Tags!

With inflation impacting our budgets these days, you can save a lot of money making your own gift wrap supplies Let me show you some easy designs anyone can do and how you can make your own holiday wraps, bags, and tags! These cute bags are basically just lines, colors and shapes! Look for plain … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Paint & Doodle!

Today I want to share a fun method that will build your confidence as an artist~ you literally can not make a mistake! I call this technique “paint and doodle” Load a round brush with watercolor and paint a few simple shapes Continue to add more shapes, using a lot of water with your color … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Witchy Pumpkin

Trick or Treat! Let’s have a little Halloween fun today and draw and color a witchy pumpkin! This photo from Lady Bug Wreaths was my inspiration I started with a pencil sketch adding my own version of her hat, with a spider web, buckle and dangling spooky spider Next I went over the sketch with … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fall Color Play

Let’s have some Fall fun with watercolor today! The changing leaves seem to be extra colorful this year I have seen some amazing photos, and even trees in my own area are displaying stunning Fall color This photo of the colorful trees reflected in the water from Pixabay inspired this painting This is a great … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Art on Black Paper

In the spirit of Inktober and Halloween, today we’re going to talk about some cool ideas for drawing and painting on black paper Black paper and colored gel pens can produce some magical effects! I have been using this paper occasionally for the Inktober art challenge For the #9 prompt, “nest” I drew a bird … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Inktober 22

I haven’t been doing much art lately, so to get myself going again and return to daily sketching, I’m joining the annual Inktober art challenge Art challenges are such a great way to challenge yourself, improve your skills and try new techniques As you can see by reading the prompt list you also will draw … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Paint Your Pumpkins!

Prayers and prayers to all impacted by devastating hurricane Ian 🙏🙏🙏 Last week we talked about how to paint pumpkins here This week let’s talk about decorating actual pumpkins with paint~ no artistic skills required! You can paint a pumpkin with polka dots for an eye catching vignette Or stripes tutorial here Or fancy patterns … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Halloween Fun

Okay, so how is it already Friday?? I don’t know where this week went but my art supplies are dusty, ahem, so today I am sharing a couple of painting ideas from the archives Let’s make some Halloween treat bags! Painting pumpkins is just like Painting Tomatoes Use orange and yellow orange or yellow and … Continue reading