Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Create your own wall of fame from memorable moments - A colorful art project!

Project featured in Times-Republican!

Life seems to be running on an auto mode, from morning to night our routines are so programmed. Still a question often arises in our minds, are we doing enough? Striving for perfection at work, in relations, in life makes it even more stressful. Look around and there are like billions of ways people can explain what they think perfection is because each person has a different way to look at situations. What makes sense for us might be totally irrelevant for others but that does not make us or them any wrong or better.

Festivities are about to start, shelves are loaded with stuff and hearts with feelings. Getting together with everyone brings joy but also comes with a baggage. Nothing comes without some side effects!

Let’s make a way into this festive season being us and taking a pride in the decisions we have made and priorities we have chosen. Life will be way easier and fun if we all can play our roles being ourselves. We all are trying to climb this high ladder in life. Take a short break and look at how far we have come, get a stock of what we have gained and lost.

For the journey ahead pack a fresh bag with learning’s and beautiful memories, forget regrets and mistakes. After all who wants to carry dirty laundry to a new journey?

This month’s project is create your own wall of fame.

Take a stock of memorable and beautiful moments out of your life. Collect what you have left of it and create a beautiful collage. It brings so much joy to heart and motivation to see our achievements in life at a glance. Give yourself the credit you deserve before you set out to achieve more and get too busy to acknowledge yourself!

What you will need
• Canvas
• Pallet knife
• Pencil
• Acrylic paints and glue
• Markers
• Glitters
• Sequence
Draw basic design using pencil. Using pallet knife cover the canvas with base paint, add a touch of various colors. Mix acrylic paints with glue and glitter and fill the design using paint brush. Be playful with colors, add sequence and glitters. When dry, touch up using markers. The base design is ready. You can now write quotes with markers and add pictures.

Thanks for visiting and have a colorful day!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Pumpkins - super fun and creative fall art project using finger paints!

What you will need
  • Card stock
  • Finger paints
  • Crayons
  • Paint brush
  • Paper plate 
  1. Pour paint in a paper plate. 
  2. Generously dip index finger in paints and make impressions on card stock for pumpkins. 
  3. For stems, dip paint brush in green paint and dab. You can also use markers or crayons.
  4. Touch up using crayons.
Thanks for visiting and have a colorful day!