52 Weeks of Creative: Week 26

Today I was granted free lunch and free dinner.

It wasn’t pizza.

It wasn’t whatever that is and technically this is Monday.  But I’m kinda interested in whatever that is…. *salivating at computer screen*

My managers grilled burgers for everyone–about a hundred people.  Yeah, I know, great job, right?  And THEN a customer gave me 2 coupons for FREE SANDWICHES from Chik-Fil-A.

So.  Wow.  Lots of awesome.  I think I actually fulfilled my protein quota for today.

My project this week had to do with bottles.  Yep.  I saw this on Pinterest (Yes, I know, but the site has so many good ideas floating around):

And I thought, “huh, how do I make that my own?”

This is how:

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I messed up one of them, but I fixed it the next day when everything was dry.  I used acrylic paint…Not sure if that was a great choice, but that’s what I had and I liked the color.

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These are itty bitty bottles.  I’ve had them for a while–been saving ’em.  I knew they would turn out to be a great future project.

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As always, feel free to comment with feedback, ideas or projects of your own!

52 Weeks of Creative: Week 25

I hope you don’t hate me, at this point, for subjecting you to yet another week of creative.  I hate myself a little for making me do this, but I’ve learned something new every time, whether it had to do with art or creativity or patience or perseverance or just relaxation.

My life at this point isn’t as open as it was when the year began.  I have a new job I started in January.  I have a fiancé, and a wedding to sorta coordinate.  I have a group of good friends who meet every week–what an amazing idea.  I started long boarding, and oil painting.  I’ve now seen all of Veronica Mars, including the new film, and am almost through seeing it all for a 2nd time.

Every week something crazy happens, I swear, like a schedule change or a sick person or a dude shows up at my house before anyone else has a right to in the morning and proposes beside a fluttering cloud of balloon asteroids.

And I love it.  (And him, just in case you were wondering.)

So sometimes I forget that I have this blog and this commitment.  Sometimes I get to Saturday and FREAK OUT.  But I’m not giving up.  Nope.

(That’s the dad from Veronica Mars, just in case you were wondering.)

This week I filmed my dog.  I got a new lens and I thought, hey, I’m gonna go film outside.  The thing about being outside by my house?  Rory is there.

So Rory is my actor.  Rory’s telling a story.  Everything you see and hear is purposeful, in case you were wondering.  Let Rory tell you this story.

As always, feel free to comment with feedback, ideas or projects of your own!

p.s. yes, Rory is named for the Doctor Who character.

52 Weeks of Creative: Week 24

This week I decided to do something I thought would be easy.  And fun.  Not that I ever do things I think won’t be fun.

It turned out to be the week of ironies.

I tried out oil painting for the first time.

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And I thought, “huh, I know what I want to paint on these tiny little canvases.”

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So I painted ’em.  And I thought, “I’ll give it a few hours.  Okay, I’ll give it over night.  I’m sure it’ll be dry by then so if I need to fix anything I’ll have time.”

12 hours later.

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Still wet.  Next day.  Still wet.  Today?

Still wet.

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It’s a cruel irony.

I didn’t know that oil paints took forever to dry.  I’ve never used ’em.  Heck, I didn’t know that I needed turpentine to wash ’em off until the water wasn’t working.  Maybe it should’ve been a no-brainer.

It wasn’t.

Regardless, I loved oil painting.  I’ll be sure to do it again in the future.

As always, feel free to comment with suggestions, feedback, or projects of your own!

52 Weeks of Creative: Week 23

I got engaged a week and a half ago.

Yeah.

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I’m a few weeks from half-way with this year-long project, and already major things have happened that I didn’t foresee when I started.  Life’s a bit odd, eh?

I did finish a project this week.  I loved it and I wish I could do it more often.

I chose this mini.

It’s about an inch tall.  Okay, an inch and a half.  I spent a few hours…A lot of hours…Painting it.

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I cleverly planned ahead and left the legs unpainted to look like shiny armor.

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I gave it to Stacey, who 2 weeks ago helped encourage me on my creative project.  She needed a mini for her D&D character and this one just seemed perfect.

As always, feel free to comment with suggestions, feedback or creative projects of your own!

52 Weeks of Creative: Week 22

I thought it was about time that I give you an update on another one of my New Year’s Resolutions: Long boarding.  So Kevin and I went out to long board.

Enjoy.

As always, feel free to comment with feedback, ideas or projects of your own!