|These brushes worked fabulously - 5 for $1!|
One thing about being in the home stretch of my 10 months of mat leave is that I am more motivated to squeeze all I can out of my last little while home. It is hard to get everything done I hope to during the day because I set my goals for the day sometimes a little too high. But now that Jack is older and so flexible and pleasant I can really dig into some of my goals.
|Haha yes that is the baby monitor along with my painting things. Great photo representing my endeavours.|
One in particular is try out painting something. I love to paint but like ... Kid style paint. You know - big goofy flowers, clouds, stick people.
|Had SO much fun doing this!|
But I hoped that while off work I could try painting something onto a canvas for our house or Jacks nursery. I don't have the time or funds to seriously pursue the art of painting at this point in my life, although I did make the effort to watch instructional videos on YouTube.
|So Happy. Love my little bird family <3 Scott and I both agreed I'm on the left he's on the right. |
Why? We're not sure but we both can identify with those littles birds strongly.
Finally did it :) I spied this on Pinterest and recreated it with my own twist (helllooo baby bird, much less branchy too). I can honestly say I enjoyed every moment and spent very little $$ on it.
The original piece is listed on etsy for $200. It was also very busy with weird swirls on the branches. I am happy I took it upon myself to make my own so I could make the changes I wanted to. I spent 3 evenings and $17 (all supplies bought at Dollarama!) I'm so pleased with it and after I put a gloss coating on it tomorrow I'll hang it over Jacks bed.