Sometimes it’s really fun to just be creative. No worries about the finished product, no expensive supplies. Just MAKE. I’m lucky because I get to do this constantly with my son during art since we homeschool. If you don’t have kids, do it anyway! I found this super cute spring flowers painting on Pinterest and then followed the link over to Elements of the Art Room and then put it immediately on our schedule.
I do get my son decent art supplies, usually the best we can reasonably afford, but quite often they are still a step down from the better stuff. Also, I can’t believe I’m saying this, but my Son, sigh, he doesn’t like art. SO, I try to work with good enough materials to set him up for success, but not so good that I mind when he botches it or just ends up throwing it out. Usually, the parent is tossing art in the trash while the kid isn’t looking, but we’re the opposite. He has some perfectionist tendencies, so nothing is good enough. Also, none of this paragraph really has anything to do with today’s post, so, moving on:
I should have used better paper. (ahhhhhh, that’s where that tangent came from, I was explaining why we didn’t use great paper!) The finished products came out well though. My son won’t let me photograph his to share. I’ll gladly share mine though!
Here’s the thing about arts and crafts- They won’t all be winners, so have fun with it! This painting is on school grade art paper, with kids liquid watercolors, but I enjoyed it! I had fun! The finished result is not too shabby!! I could totally remake this one day with artists grade materials, and maybe I will, or maybe I won’t, BUT I was crafty. I had fun. I put brush to paper and I made something! At the end of the day isn’t that what matters?
It was also a super fun and relaxing project and I totally recommend it!