We've been in the deep freeze here in Ohio the past few days. Temperatures have dipped into the single digits with well below zero wind chills from time to time.
So I decided to make the best of the weather and use the cold snap to artistic advantage. One of the women in my Thursday watercolor class had told us about what she called "ice painting". Her samples looked quite intriguing, with crystal shapes and lovely blended colors, so I decided to give it a try.
The results were mixed, depending on variables like paper, amount of watercolor paint, and temperature, but it was a lot of fun and a great way to spend some time outside in wintery sunshine!
If you happen to live in a wintery part of the world, try this out yourself. This is also a perfect activity to share with kids of all ages. Just watching the crystals form in the paint in fascinating! Post a photo on Instagram and tag me with @cboggsart. I'd love to see what you do!
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Yes, it's true! I finally took the plunge and set up a YouTube channel for CBoggsArt. Creating classes for Skillshare has been fun, but sometimes I don't really want to design and create an entire class, I just want to share a quick tutorial or technique in fifteen minutes or less. I'm starting out with just a few fun projects for the Christmas holiday season, like this one for creating simple chipboard ornaments:
And this one for adding hand-stamped and hand-painted tags to your gifts:
I'll also be publishing art projects for parents and caregivers to do with children using my "grandma" name, Mimi. This first one is an easy Christmas tree project that can be completed in about an hour. It was a favorite with my first grade students when I was teaching art full time!
Take a look and if you like what you see, subscribe to my YouTube channel and my email list to get regular updates when new videos are uploaded. This new venture is a work in progress, but I'm looking forward to sharing more art tutorials and DIY project ideas in 2019. Until then, best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and Holiday Season!
I am a woman with many hats...artist, retired art teacher, Skillshare teacher, wife, mother, grandmother. In short, one very busy lady!