Talk about an easy craft that just takes a minute…
this is it folks.
You have arrived.
So I had a bit of sciatica pain flare up over this past weekend and had to take it easy one afternoon. I figured that since I was pretty much bound to the sitting/lying down position, I might as well be all crafty craftypants. not to be confused with all crappy crappypants. totally different thing.
Poo jokes aside…you know me…I like cheap crafts. So I pulled out this old pot from my stash of old pots and decided to give it a little painterly effect.
Here’s some fun facts about the word ‘painterly’ from Wikipedia –
- includes effects such as
- chromatic progression
- warm and cool tones
- complementary and contrasting colors
- broken tones
- broad brushstrokes
- impasto (paint strokes laid on thick)
- word popularized by Swiss art historian Heinrich Wölfflin
- oil painting is painterly when there are visible brushstrokes, the result of applying paint in a less than completely controlled manner, generally without closely following carefully drawn lines
Sounds like my kinda painting. Also sounds like a preschoolers kinda painting or a horse’s kinda painting (my apologies if I am being insensitive to all my horse readers).
First thing I did was just pick out a bunch of paint. Here is about 3/4 of the colors I ended up using. I figured that since this would probably be a house plant, I didn’t need exterior paint or sealant to protect it from the elements. Last I checked, it doesn’t really rain inside.
Then I just started dabbing little lines all over. It was literally a task for the non-painter in me.
I switched colors after I got bored. Then switch again. Then switch back. Repeated over and over. It only took me about ten minutes to get the whole thing painted the first round. After it dried, I did round two…deepening some colors, adding variation to areas that needed more light colors or dark colors or more blue or more green. It was a very mindless craft…I can totally see anyone doing this…
In the end, I just popped a fern in it and called it a day. I love the happiness of it. It’s like a pot that is flashy and is proud. It’s the Wayne Newton of pots. Or Elvis. Whoever was flashier. Both were kinda before my time.
So what kinda crafting are you up to today? Anything painterly?