When I was much younger, I was given this:
Inside is this:
My mom gave this art box back to me several weeks ago. Do your parents and/or grandparents do this to you? They've been holding on to all your old stuff, and they plot to reunite you with things you had long since forgotten about? So re-entered my art box into my life.
As I'm working on my new wall in the dining room, I determined I would attempt to make a piece of art. I'm really no painter at all, or sketcher, drawer, sculpture or the like, but I figured worse case would be just throwing my art away. I already had the supplies!
For my project, I focused on the watercolors. I have no idea why. They just spoke to me.
A few days ago, Google's homepage was pea pods that spelled Google. Pea pods are special in my family, relating to a baby counting book I would always want to read involving a pea pod with one falling out.
So I saved the Google homepage.
I enlarged the image and focused on one pea pod. Then I outlined the edges so I could trace them.
I played with the watercolors on a scrap of the same paper I was painting.
And then I painted a pea pod.
It dried a little brighter than I planed on, but for my first water coloring attempt, I find it to be a keeper.
I've added it to my dining room wall; however, I'm waiting on a few more prints before I unveil the completed wall. For now, I'm just focusing on the fact that I painted a pea pod with water colors from approximately 1987.