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I LOVE to design and to paint whimsical items that will put a smile on your face. Each day I share my simple life with you as I try to encourage, to inspire and sometimes JUST to make you smile as I recount my life growing up on a dairy farm! I've never had many material items in my life, BUT I have been blessed beyond words with love and encouragement from WONDERFUL Parents who instilled in me WHAT was important. I have had EVERYTHING that I needed and WAY too much of what I wanted. I am slowly learning to be a better person each day through my interactions with my friends on Facebook. Some day I hope to be as good as people seem to THINK I am! I am BLESSED! Welcome to my little corner of the world...Please stop by and visit often!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Technique Tuesday: Harvest Pumpkin Canvas

I knocked something off of my table the other day that I needed, so I decided to move the little table to see what else I had knocked off the table.

WHAT?  I cannot be the only person to lose their brushes, dry wall tape, pens, pencils, Peanut M&Ms (ok, they fell off WHEN I moved the table)…AND

I pulled out the White and used Payne's Grey

My DecoArt Green Pallet knife!  I now, once again, have all 3, but sad to say, I lost the 3rd one just as quickly as I found it~~HOW in the world do I do that? I distinctly remember putting it somewhere safe, but for the life of me, I am not certain where SAFE resides…heavy sigh…

I shall look for it on another day.

As soon as I found that knife, I knew what I wanted to do.

I smeared the Turquoise Blue, some Saffron Yellow and  Spiced Pumpkin on the background.  I left some white showing.

I have been spending too much time in Pinterest-land this year.  It is not my fault.

I keep reading what we all need to do to make people notice us, and to be honest, I feel like a hamster on a big ole spinning wheel.  I started pinning like crazy in February and have gotten over 600 followers, but really, I cannot see that it has done one thing for me, other than making me want to pin more and to make more and to….YIKES…

I painted the pumpkin Spiced Pumpkin and outlined it with Dark Chocolate....Pumpkin and Chocolate.  When I draw a pumpkin, I think of it as in three sections.  I draw my center section first, and then add a section to each side~~like an orange slice.

I need to get off of this spinning wheel!  LOL

As you have been reading, you have seen the steps I did to create this little 2x2 inch canvas.

Highlights were added with Saffron Yellow to the middle of the stem and to each section of the pumpkin.

I thought about doing it with my fingers.  I wanted to show that it is possible to CREATE with simplicity.

I like my edges dark, so that is why I used the Payne's Grey instead of the white.  I smeared it around the edges and under the pumpkin to ground it into the piece.

I have holders filled with brushes~~some untouched, some specialty brushes, scruffy brushes…and yet, I still need more good 10/0 liners, #4 Flats and #2 round brushes.  They are my work horses!

I have bottles and bottles of paint~~enamel, patio paint, satin multi-surface, Americana, Traditions, SoSoft, Chalky Finish, Metallics, Neons, Glamour Dust…Just about everything that DecoArt Offers…

I have mediums to make paint stick to ANYTHING and to seal it and peel it and crackle it and stick it and…

I am a happy girl.

BUT some days, I just want to do simple!

I do want to share another take on a trick I shared earlier this year.

When I get ready to design something, I start writing down everything I can think of that goes with the season I want to paint.  I doodle as I think and sometimes, it takes me on a fun trip…other times, I wonder what in the world I was thinking and how I do not want to go down that road again.

Reminds me of going for rides in the country around McKenzie, Tennessee, in the fall when I was a freshman in college.  I took my friend, Amy, with me, and she was a city-slicker from Memphis.  I had grown up exploring country roads and I knew that most all country roads lead to a main road, so I was fearless.  I am pretty sure she was miserable by all of the questions and comments.

My favorite thing about art is the exploration~~new colors, new techniques, new brushes, new mediums, new paints, new ADVENTURES…

I can paint my world any color I wish.

I can live in a land where the Pears are bigger than the Saltbox Houses, or my world can be filled with froggies and daisies, or I can magically be transformed to a Winter Village with crooked windows~~oh, so many crooked windows!  ROFL

This is a pattern by Susan Kelley from our Puddles of Paint Club...I am doing an awful job of painting this...heavy sigh...

Oh, what fun awaits me with each stroke of the brush.

Follow your dreams…Find the HARVEST that awaits you as you explore and plant seeds of creativity…and, you know I have to say it~~LIVE your Life in FULL BLOOM!

This is not my style at all, but how fun was this.  It took all of 10 minutes to create!  I LOVE to play...

I am simply blessed to create~~charlotte♡

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