Joy is but the sign that creative emotion is fulfilling its purpose.
~ Charles du Bois
I think I’ve been avoiding my latest canvas…I know what comes next, but I’m battling in my mind over exactly how I’m going to do it. So I’ve been doing lots of small projects, keeping my hands busy and my mind pretending to not think about the canvas.
I’m one of those gals that collects paint color sample cards anytime I’m anywhere that has them. We do use a lot of paint, including for Christopher’s paint jobs. He does beautiful custom faux paint creations in the homes of his followers. He does extremely artistic work, and he always warns his customers they are hiring an artist, not a commercial painter…which is really important, he takes way longer than a commercial painter would take, lol.
I dig around in the stash of paint sample cards pretty often, making little love notes for the kidlets’ lunches and that sort of thing.
This batch of little cards is on some of those paint sample cards. I just gesso’d over the back side of the cards and then did my artwork. I’ve left the paint color side of the card, I think it’s cool that way…and the cards make the perfect little canvases, it’s a great weight of paper. I’ve used Behr samples for this set. The corners are already nice and rounded, and they are the perfect size for stuffing in an envelope to mail out to some of my artsy friends.
Prompt: Dig out some of those paint sample cards you’ve been wondering what to do with! Make some miniature art, spruce them up! Glue paper scraps of bits of ephemera to them, paint them, write poems on them! It doesn’t have to be super-ornate or too time-involved. Then mail them out…mail them to your mom or to someone in the military. Get them out to someone and brighten their day 🙂 Isn’t that much of what our art is about??