I am a short attention span crafter.
In college, I discovered the art of decoupage. Then, I dabbled in scrapbooking. Ok, ok… I can’t even call it dabbling. I can only call it “buying a whole mess of supplies and stickers to make the most perfect wedding album ever and only finishing two pages.” That was 10 years ago. I’ll call that a craft fail.
Then, there was needlework. Next was knitting. Interestingly enough, my neighbor in Turkey taught me to knit. So, I don’t have a fat clue how to do it in English. What’s a knit? What’s a purl? I just know arkι and ön. Anyway, I made a few horrible scarves and some funky shaped teddy bears. That was enough of that.
I took some wonderful pottery classes while we lived overseas. It was FABULOUS. All of the clay and paint and mess I could squish and use for less than $80 a month. And I was there for hours and hours each week. Can’t keep up with that hobby, though… it’s too pricey Stateside and takes too much time.
So, I started sewing. This has been a pretty long hobby for me. I’ve stuck with it for 2 1/2 years now. I’ve made purses, quilts, totes, wallets, CD cases, and a mess of other things.
But, now I’ve found a new art…. painting! We went to Corks ‘n Canvas here in New Orleans last week. They walk you through a painting and at the end of the evening you go home with a (hopefully) gorgeous work of art. Please excuse the following blurry photos. My camera was on the wrong setting. *sigh* I didn’t do too well during my photography phase.
This is what I want to paint next…
P.S. to my painting compadres… Do you like your mab Blab nicknames? I thought you would!
P.P.S. The pics of the paintings I snagged from the Corks N’ Canvas website. So, give them all the credit, my lovelies.