Adding black gesso…

Just arriving from a long trip. We visited family. My old town it is HOT !! It’s amazing how easy we get used to a better weather. I remember growing up with out air conditioner and doing everything, playing outside, having fun and at night just getting our clothes wet to try to sleep, or sleeping outside in the hottest days and we survived. Now, I just want to stay inside the cold air. The more comfort we have with all these new inventions, the least we want to try the old way and we can’t even imagine living with out them. We are spoiled 😉

In other note, I have a lot of brown and thick card stock paper and I have been adding black gesso and painting on them with paint markers, acrylic markers and Gelly rolls pens. I like what have come out of them. Here a few images.

The first is an attempt I did (before I started my calligraphy class) to make my family do the dishes after themselves. It worked just two days. Mmmh…

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It says: “Please clean after yourself. Help keep this kitchen clean. Love Mom. HAPPY mom, HAPPY family”. It was more for my husband 😉 Even though, I always try to make my kids do their dishes it’s always a constant battle. Now they are 10 and 8 and they can perfectly help. I just give them the plastic dishes. Anyway, I’ll keep trying.

The next one, I gave it to my sister in law during Christmas. I did not wanted to give her just a gift certificate, that’s why I added my flowers. But I don’t know if she liked it. She has other style.

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Before adding the frame.
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Almost ready to go.

and so far this is all for today. I have been working a lot, but I have not posted in a long time on my blog. So please keep coming because I have a lot to show you.

Have a lovely and creative day!

Nora

Jugando con gises de colores

I drew this little flowers on a wood canvas with some color chalks. I liked the way they were coming out until I ruined it. I added matte medium on top of the paint with my fingers and all the colors bleed. It looks like an antique painting a bit now. Next time I will use varnish spray and we will see what happened. I have to think: It’s part of experimenting. Right?

Dibujé éstas flores con gises de colores en una canva de madera. Me gusto como estaba quedando hasta que la arruiné. Le agregue “matte medium” con mis dedos y los colores se desparramaron. Le da un aire a las pinturas antiguas ahora. Para la próxima voy a usar barniz en spray y veremos que pasa. Tengo que pensar: -Es parte de experimentar-. ¿Verdad?

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Here, when I still like it. Aquí, cuando aún me gustaba.

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When I ruin it. Cuando la arruiné.

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Trying to fix it. Tratando de arreglarla.

The actual paint doesn’t look that bad. I’ll show it to you on another post. For now let’s continue experimenting and have a amazing and very creative day!

La pintura actual no se ve tan mal. Se las mostraré en otra publicación. ¡Por lo pronto, continuemos experimentando y que tengan un excelente y muy creativo día!

Nora

Linking to my creative friends at PPF.