14 Creative Fall Project Ideas

The air feels cooler, I’ve made my first batch of pumpkin bread, and I’m collecting and brainstorming ideas for fun fall projects! 14 Creative Fall Project Ideas: Nature –  I love projects that involve found elements and paint. Check these out: painting acorns, drawing on leaves (I love the ones with the white pen), decorating a white pumpkin. Now, I’m in competition withContinue reading “14 Creative Fall Project Ideas”

Painting Fall

Since the start of my blog “My Creative Resolution” and my regular creative practice, I’ve been hugely inspired by the seasons. Creativity literally opened my eyes to the changing landscape. That first fall, I was in awe of the fall foliage. It was like I’d never seen it before!  With fall in mind, I just developed a newContinue reading “Painting Fall”

Watercolor Basics ~ other important things you need!

In my previous Watercolor Basics posts I covered paper, brushes and paint but there are a few other items that are also important to have on hand. Water – With watercolor paint, you need water to dilute your paint and to clean your brushes. I like to have two containers of water on hand soContinue reading “Watercolor Basics ~ other important things you need!”

Watercolor Basics ~ Paint – What type of paint should you use?

There are several types of watercolor color paint including – pans (or cakes), tubes, and liquid. Many paints are available in student and artists grades. Student grades are a more affordable option, but usually have less pigment. Pans (or cakes) – When I was starting out I associated watercolor pan sets with the paints IContinue reading “Watercolor Basics ~ Paint – What type of paint should you use?”

Watercolor Basics ~ Brushes: What types of brushes should you use

If you have ever stood in an art store paintbrush aisle, you know how overwhelming selecting brushes can be. There are brushes for every medium, synthetic and natural brushes, and brushes in a variety of shapes and sizes. I have a variety of brushes but in truth I only use a few. Here are some tipsContinue reading “Watercolor Basics ~ Brushes: What types of brushes should you use”

Painting on the road – travel watercolor set

Whenever I travel I bring my watercolors with me. I have a compact travel set that is the perfect amount of colors. Painting while on vacation is a great way to experience a place. I take photos while I’m out with my family and paint during downtime at the hotel. You notice so much moreContinue reading “Painting on the road – travel watercolor set”

Watercolor Basics ~ Paper (5 Tips)

It’s Back to School time, so I thought it would be a great time to go back to basics, Watercolor Basics. Let’s talk about paper. When I first started out in watercolor I was using the wrong paper. Watercolor paper is specially designed for watercolor paint – it has texture, absorbs the paint, and canContinue reading “Watercolor Basics ~ Paper (5 Tips)”

For the Love of Watercolor

Over a decade ago as a young mom, I took a drawing class followed by a watercolor class. A few years later, I got serious about creating everyday and started my blog. I set out to explore every medium in search of my thing. The early days of my blog involved pencil sketches and working with acrylics.Continue reading “For the Love of Watercolor”

Easy Starfish Watercolor Art Lesson for Beginners PDF Tutorial

The “Easy Starfish Watercolor Painting for Beginners Step by Step Printable PDF Project Instructions” is a fun project to help you learn watercolor. This two page pdf contains: Supply list Step by step instructions with color photos Techniques Taping your paper Wet on Wet painting Bleed and blend background Different ways to apply paint BuildingContinue reading “Easy Starfish Watercolor Art Lesson for Beginners PDF Tutorial”

What you need to know to get started with watercolor

Would you like to: Be creative on a regular basis and experience the joy that creativity brings? Explore mediums and subjects, in search of your thing? Learn about my new ebook Creative Exploration: A Six Week Process for Introducing Regular Creativity into your Life by clicking here. Watercolor is such a fun medium to workContinue reading “What you need to know to get started with watercolor”