I took Friday off, and although we did this at Boyfriend’s parents house,
I couldn’t stop checking for work email to come through (and subsequently answering said emails). I really, really like the thought of unplugging, but I just don’t know if my nerves would take it.
And here I am on a supposedly lazy Sunday afternoon, stomach in knots over the to-do list dooming my coming work week. Oh, to have a stress-free job.
But onto my Saturday.
Mama came up for a visit, which meant delicious food (including first-time visits to First Watch and Barking Dog Cafe, a recent Triple D feature), striking out at shopping and a spontaneous DIY art evening.
You’re dying to see our projects – I can already tell. So I won’t hold you in suspense any longer.
1 canvas, size of your choosing
1 box of 64 crayons (plus or minus a few, depending on the size of your canvas and color choices)
1 hot glue gun + glue sticks
1 piece of cardboard as long as the canvas
A smidgen of patience
My uber creative mother decided “to hell with the usual DIY projects” (my words, not hers) and decided to freehand her own birds on a branch design (loosely based off Googling images).
3 canvases, assorted sizes
1 paint color for canvas background
2-3 acrylic paint colors for branches and birds
A decent amount of artistic talent
After lots of Googling, Pinteresting and mental debating, I chose a slightly labor-intensive tape project based off this tutorial. Note: If you’re going to try this creation, use that tutorial link, not mine. Hers is mucho better (both in instructions and finished project).
1-2 canvases, size of your choosing (Artist’s tip: If I do this again, I’ll probably do it on just one canvas that’s a little bigger.)
1 neutral color for the “grouting”
3-5 paint colors of your choosing
Not-too-thick painter’s tape
Lots of time on your hands