Saturday, September 16, 2017

Maremi's Small Art

For you, Kevin

Hi peoples!!! I give you one guess what this blog post is about. 

Yup. Painting. You just know how one-track minded I get. All I think about now is painting, painting, painting. Fixing watches? What was that all about?

New paint set!! So exciting! No? This set is by Prima Marketing.

It's actually a birthday present that I got from Leslie. And my birthday is not for another couple weeks! We're so bad yah. That's how we are with each other. We don't even wrap our presents. Hahahaha!

I've made a bunch of these cards. I loooooove doing this design. It's such good practice. And it's so gratifying.

Here's the green first wash layer. It's the easiest part. 

And here's the hardest and most challenging part . . . blending. I do a lot of screaming when things don't work out. But I also do a lot of "oooh"ing and "aaaah"ing when things do.

I had planned to take step-by-step pictures for you but it didn't happen. Along the way, I kinda forgot. Shucks.

Anyway, the title of this post is Maremi's Small Art. "Maremi" is a combined name . . . "Marta" (my new favorite instructor) and her daughter "Emi".  I just love love love Marta and her carefree attitude regarding her art process.  

Marta admits that she is not a painter but a crafter (just like me), and I admire her for her willingness to put herself out there. And I just love how she gets all excited when she makes a new discovery. Her delight is infectious to me. 

Below are three of Marta's videos. I've watched most of her videos several times, not just for the tutorials but also to enjoy her words . . .

"Sit down. Do it. Enjoy it.
Relax about that.
Don't be afraid.
We are who we are." 

"Only by trying you will learn.
Stop it, Marta.
Why nooottt?
You will have a next time."

"Allow yourself to play and enjoy and make a mistake.
You gain so much more when trying to play."

Here is my Marta-inspired card . . . my latest. 

I'll be back to posting again but probably only once in awhile and not on a daily basis. I think it's time I "relax about that". 


Susan said...

I'm glad you're back once in awhile : ) and I'm loving your new craft!

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Anonymous said...

You're back! Yay! I was having withdrawals... hahahaha. So nice the cards you made. I love the colors! I hope you write more often, I enjoy your posts.


jalna said...

Thanks Susan . . . I'm loving it too!

Kevin . . . LOL!!

It's really nice having you on board, Izsmom!

Mark Shelby said...

Awesome fun stuffs!

But I always knew you loved us more! ; )

I knew you would be Back soon! ; )

jalna said...

You know me so well, Mark.

Anonymous said...

So cute your cards. They are really turning out so nice!! Makes me want to try! :)
- L

jalna said...

I hope you get to try, L!

alibaba37 said...

Wow, so much progress. I love your flowers and am happy you are enjoying this. Can't wait for the next update.

Leslie's pics said...

I was off by two days...dang it! I thought for sure you wouldn't hold out that long. Glad you're back :) I'm so happy you liked your gift! I put a lot of thought into it!!! bwahahahaahahaaa!

jalna said...

Thanks Alibaba.

LOL, Les . . . I love my present!