I love Pinterest.
I love becoming inspired and creating the tutorials and ideas I find.
This DIY watercolour portrait tutorial definitely makes my top 10 list of favourite DIY pins to date.
This craft is incredibly simple with a high quality finished product. I was able to do the one of Silas in about an hour while two kids napped and the other two watched the Magic School Bus, drew pictures, and climbed the counter to see what I was up to. The one of Poppy took a bit longer due to the tiny details of Smitten’s face (masking fluid would be ideal for the more detailed pictures), but with Silas napping and Poppy painting with her own paints I was able to finish it in one sitting.
These are just begging to be framed and wrapped up as thoughtful Christmas gifts.
I have long wanted to learn watercolour painting, but usually just end up with a lot of muddy colours and can never seem to get the results I am hoping for. That being said, it is tremendously therapeutic and meditative for me. Knitting, crocheting, and sewing usually make me twitchy. Seriously, it’s unnerving. But when I paint, it is all I think about. My mind easily slips into a silence I rarely know and serenity comes.
Just had to share with you!
go gently + be wonderful