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Saturday Crafternoon Link Party 02.02.13

Happy Monday, my dears! Did you do anything creative over the weekend? I kept to my word (to be honest I could hardly wait!) and spent Saturday afternoon continuing my painting from last week. But before I share my own progress, I want to share a quick peek at what a few readers were inspired to create last time…

That’s lovely styling from Heather Spriggs, and beautiful chunky crocheted baskets from Jackcyn Redesign. Thanks guys for joining in! If you want to participate next week (please say you will!) just plan to spend a little creative time doing whatever gets you excited and inspired.

As for me, this weekend I finished building up a richly colored and textured background on my painting. Hooray! Just in case any of you are thinking of painting, I encourage you to give it a try, even if you think you don’t know what you’re doing. It’s fun! I still haven’t purchased too many materials, so I’ve been getting creative with supplies. Here are a few things I repurposed this week from around my house:

  • Old credit card = Paint-spreading squeegee
  • Kids’ finger painting paper = Disposable palette
  • Damp rag = Paint wiper/color-blender/cleaner-upper

Next weekend I plan to add a collage layer and begin developing a main image…stay tuned! The next Saturday Crafternoon linkup will be Monday, February 11.

Did you make something this weekend? If so, please share a link to your blog post, flickr photo, etc., below!

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  • SarahBeth February 4, 2013, 12:44 pm

    It’s gorgeous, Laura!

  • Cyndi February 4, 2013, 4:23 pm

    Beautiful colors! I can’t wait to see the next reveal. What a great idea to use a old credit card for manipulating pint! BTW thanks for the link-up, it is keeping me on a creative track!

  • Anne February 4, 2013, 5:36 pm

    I love your painting too. It reminds me of what the canvas might have looked like when Manet was beginning to paint a pond with water lilies.

  • Andi February 4, 2013, 8:00 pm

    Love the painting! Making your own artwork is so rewarding and personal.
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  • Beth February 4, 2013, 11:06 pm

    Hey Laura,

    I love that you are painting! What a great creative outlet! I was wondering what the name of the wall color is behind the painting?

    Miss you,
    Beth :)

    • Lolalina February 5, 2013, 9:31 am

      Beth – (I’ll email this to you too) The paint color is called “Quahog” and it’s from C2 Paints, a great small paint company based here in RI. It was pricey, but it went on like PUDDING and covered the burnt orange paint in our kitchen in one coat, easily. And it’s by far my favorite color in the house – I highly recommend it! It’s a nice warm, rich gray that takes on different shades depending on the light. xo Laura

  • Lolalina February 5, 2013, 9:29 am

    Thanks for the kind words about my painting, guys! It’s still very much an experiment, so we’ll see how it goes next week… xo Laura

  • Sylvie February 5, 2013, 4:41 pm

    You are making me want to dig out my paints and a fresh canvas! :) Thank you for the link up!
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