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.[bctt tweet=”When we do activities that relieve stress, we are helping our bodies become healthier.” username=”GaylWright”]
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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