Welcome to Day 2 of 31 Days to a Healthier Lifestyle! The #5MFW #Write31Days word for today is paint. Often painting is a good way to relax and chill. It helps release tension and feed your need to create. I would like to make a weekly habit of painting or using some other form of art.When we do activities that relieve stress, we are helping our bodies become healthier. Click To Tweet
Even if you don’t consider yourself an artist, you can still pick up a brush, dip it into some paint and spread it on a piece of paper. Don’t worry about how it will look, just pick a few colors and let yourself go.
Your creation may surprise you! It could make you laugh or it could turn out better than you could have imagined.
This week I experimented with water color using different colors and brushes. After a bit it still wasn’t looking like I wanted so I left it to dry for awhile. When I came back the colors had dried and were a lot paler. I wasn’t really happy with it so I wanted to brighten it up with acrylics.
First I tried painting the background black and adding some blues and greens. Then I used some iridescent white to brighten it up in places. I also tried yellow and red. By now you must be thinking, She really has a mess. You would be pretty accurate.
The paper was getting a bit fragile so I put white gesso on the back to strengthen it. After that I pretty much covered most of the front again with a dark mixture and added some color to brighten it a bit. I then made a big whitish patch in the middle surrounded by some green. It is drying now and I hope when I go back I’ll be able to put a verse or poem on it.
Well, here it is:
It doesn’t look as nice as I’d like, but I did have fun with it! Using some iridescent white acrylic paint, I covered the dark outline and it seemed to help. I also used a few colors of gelato to see what it would do. The words were written mostly using colored permanent markers, but I had to touch it up with a gel pen in places.
Psalm 100 is a great one to help us remember to praise our God.
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness:
come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the Lord he is God:
it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good;
his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
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