Turning something normal into something spooky

Yippee…Halloween is around the corner and I decided to get creative and make things a little more haunted than normal…


My favorite thing to do is to visit a good thrift store and that is exactly what I did.  I walked in with the intention on finding a candlestick that could be turned spooky for Halloween.  It just so happened that I found two candle holders that could be placed together to form a candelabra.


A quick coat of black spray paint and my spooky candelabra was on its way.


The best part about thrifting, is that sometimes I find amazing things without even looking for them.  This mirror, was an extra that the lady just through in for free because she was so excited to hear what I was going to be using it for!


 

Exploring a new painting medium

In September, I started something a bit out of my comfort zone.  Don’t get me wrong, I have definitely painted with watercolor before but I had never actually taken a watercolor class.   It is a little scary working with a type of paint you are not all that familiar with.


I have been painting all my life, but really my GO-TO paint was always acrylic.  I have come to the realization that making certain types of color in my paint palette is a bit trickier than I thought…and what…”NO WHITE”.  Can’t I just add a little Acrylic white in there!


Here is my first completed painting.  My professor was quite impressed and with a sigh of relief, I think I can continue.

If painting seems scary to you at first…sometimes it is important to just try it out.  I can’t tell you how many paint parties I have taught that scared people.  In the end everyone was beyond satisfied and even wanted to try it again!