Sunday, May 20, 2012

Art "full" weekend (continued)!

To add to this weekend's artful theme, we went to the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival in Reston!

I visited twice, once by myself on Friday night and again with my family today.  The weather was gorgeous and we had fun looking at all of the beautiful artwork and talking with the artists.  We came home with a few small pieces and lots of inspiration!  One of my favorites was "Live Your Dreams!"

Art "full" weekend!

This week/weekend was full of fun art projects for me and my family!  I experimented with abstract painting.  As you can see, I was drawn to blues, greens, and purples in the first piece.  Next I tried abstract collage.  I used acrylics, paper mache, metal charms, and decorative papers to create "Birdhouse in My Soul!"  This piece is very different from my usual color palette, but I am very happy with the results and hope to do more.  My husband led a family art project in the garage.  We all had fun creating marbleized paper!