It is the best time of the month again. The time of the month that I always look forward to. Yes it is International Bloggers Club Challenge. We are a group of friends from all over the world who get together every month to share our projects and discuss how things are done in our countries. Last time we shared Valentine's Day Projects and the month before it was gift wrapping ideas.
This month we really wanted to challenge ourselves so instead of doing something that is normally done at this time of the year we decided we would try something new... new that is to each one of us. I chose to try my hand at Impressionistic art painting.
To see what my buddies chose to try their hands at, simply scroll down to the end of the post.
My journey into this attempt started at my local Marshall's where I was shopping and chanced upon this piece of art which was on sale for $8. Well I didn't really care for the artwork since I am not a fan of plants (being a brown thumb and all) but my eye was drawn to the frame. I knew that if I took it home I could get my daughter who is artistic to do something with it, maybe paint something on top of it. I sent her a text, but she rejected my idea.
Well, guess what? I still bought it. I decided that if she would not do it then I would challenge myself to see if I could create a piece of art. After all it was worth the price of the canvas alone.
When I got it home and took the cardboard edges off I saw that it was in fact plastic but that did not deter me. The plan was to create something Rothko-esque, you know the artist that divides everything into threes. I got the idea from my friend Erica of Designing Vibes, who is always making her own art. I envisioned white, black and grey in the middle. Super simple right? Wrong!!
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I'm Mary and I recently moved to New York from beautiful Greece. I like to re-purpose and up-cycle anything that is old or looks like junk. Join me as we use our creativity to spark some life into old things. And do it frugally! You will also see lots of photography of my Greece and New York.
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