I don't have a budget for art, so, I use old paints and paper I got for Christmas and birthdays when I was in high school still. I don't mind that my art isn't done with perfect technique...because I'm releasing a need to create something by drawing and painting. I recall being 10 years old, at my grandma's house sitting in the dinning room with a pad of paper and a pencil drawing cartoons. For many years prior, I had collected books on how to draw--hording them in my room, and watched TV shows on Saturday morning programing aimed at teaching kids to draw cartoons. I liked drawing silly simple shapes and faces, but struggling to find my own style in my art, rather than mimicing the books, etc. Back to my sotry, I showed my grandma what I was doing and asked if she liked it. She didn't! (What! I thought grandmas had to like stuff their grandkids made as children.) She thought I was wasting my time on cartoons and said I should do real art. She then walked into the kitchen and came back with a bowl of fruit. She said, "Draw this as it is with detail and shading." I felt deflated, but drew the fruit. I showed her and she still wasn't happy with what I'd done. I then decided I didn't really care what my grandma thought of my art...I would rather do something I was interested that seek her art approval. Afterall, I hardly saw her...she couldn't keep track. So, I stopped showing her my art...and that was that. (Sad...sad...sad.)
To share some of my hobby with you, here's some of my art....
|Top: Family Portrait- in field with flowers while raining.|
Bottom: "Good Samaritain" Shadow Box with characters
and props I used to teach a Primary Lesson 4 years ago.
|I make a Christmas Ornament each year, this was the |
Weldon 2013 ornament--a family picture.
It's watercolors, with a fine point black sharpie
drawn over the watercolor.
Some other things...
|This was made for my husband for his birthday. I drew it and my sons and I colored it in. |
"Things Daddy Likes" is full of little simple doodles that makes an interesting poster to look at.
|You can see some up close images from the Things Daddy Likes Poster.|
|Playmat I made for my sons for Christmas 2013. It's on a blue waterproof canvas fabric.|
|The Tree of Life. You can better see the many leaves cut out of paper and attached |
to string to represent the tree limbs/branches.
|This was painted by EMILY FOX (King). Notice the upward glance of the people. |
She gifted me the art after our painting session. It's only fair since they go so well together, I think.
|I hang them so the people are looking up at the dinosaur...always. It's Before & After art.|
|Gruesome but funny.|
|This is some embrodairy I made for Enoch for his 4th birthday. |
It's the Seattle LDS Temple. It was my first try at the medium.
|This is another family potrait I did. I made it with fabric paint the day before Thanksgiving 2013.|
|I always make myself thin and without glasses...without really thinking about it.|
|I used up a lot of washable markers making this. Marker on Bucher Paper.|