Friday, May 10, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013

SKETCHES ♡

I have a huge passion for Art. Sketching, painting, Photography, and beyond. It all interests me.
I'm not a natural artist (in my opinion), the kind of person who can draw anything on the spot with impeccable detail. I only wish I had such a talent. I do on the other hand have the ability to recreate anything I see in front of me with fairly good accuracy.
 
Like this, my most recent sketch I did while looking at my phone. I saw this picture on Instagram & liked it so much I was compelled to sketch it. I added the beauty mark I have and tryed to make the nose look more like mine.

A little closer view.

 This is a very old sketch of a rose I did free hand (yes I can occasionally turn out some good free hand) in a high school planner of mine. Probably circa 2003 or 4. I would have to go find the planner to verify, but it's packed somewhere.


 
^ THIS IS A PHOTO MY SISTER FOUND ONLINE SOMEWHERE & LOVED.
So I recreated it for her about 5 years ago when she was getting a new apartment.
 
 
This is the only picture I took of it after painting, and before giving. I could and should have spent more time on it. I rushed it and was done in 10 minutes. She loved it and hung it in her kitchen. :)
 
 
I do plan to start sketching and painting more. Stay tuned.
 
 
xo
 
 

HALLOWEEN FAUX BURNING CANDLES DIY ♡

EASY HALLOWEEN FAUX BURNING CANDLES DIY


You'll need:
Wrapping paper tubes or paper towel tubes or TP tubes, hot glue gun & glue sticks, flat black spray paint, and battery operated tea lights from Dollar Tree.
 Pretty and no fire danger!

 
After picking the perfect spot for each tube, I glued them together to stay in place, then hot glued around the rims (drippy & wax-like) & finished it off with a few coats of flat black spray paint.


before & after with battery operated tea lights.


Such a beautiful Halloween decoration! I almost wish I could keep it up all year long. The flicker of the tea lights is so realistic and lovely. I bought so many packs of tea lights @ the dollar tree. They're the best invention! The only thing I would change about my finished diy would be - to have only used the paper towl and wrapping paper tubes (taller/longer tubes). I used mainly toilet paper tubes & glued many together to make them taller, leaving a not so seamless look. But being October when I made this, I had a few months before wrapping paper season and used what I had.


I will definately be making more again this year! My house will be a flickering candle castle!


^ THIS IS THE PINTEREST PHOTO I USED AS A REFERENCE WHEN MAKING MINE.
 
 
 
 
Such a fun craft and beautiful outcome! Start saving your tubes & try it out.
 
 
 
xo