And she is! LITTLE, I mean. The Teapot is a LITTLE teapot. Painted on 140lb watercolour paper cut to just 2.5″x 3.5″, and using watercolour paints
This is an ATC/ACEO hand painted for World Watercolour Month – which runs for all of July. (you can find out more about this, here:- Doodlewash<— click – and it will open up in a new page for you).
Painting a watercolour for World Watercolour Month doesn’t mean you have to paint on such a small size as I’ve done here. You can join in and paint in any size you feel like and on anything you’d like to. So if you want to paint the empty cereal pack, then go ahead! But do test your water colours on the medium you’d like to use, to ensure that the effect you get is the one you want.
I chose to paint ATC‘s (Artist Trading Card)/ACEO‘s (Art Card Originals and Editions) just for the extra challenge, and because I rather enjoy creating on a small-scale.
The only ‘rule’ for painting or creating an ATC or an ACEO is the size must be no bigger or smaller 2.5″x 3.5″ inches.
Because I know that when you’re sitting on your side of the screen it can be difficult to imagine the size of an ATC I thought I’d take a couple of photos which would give you a rough idea about how small an ATC actually is. This first photograph shows the painted Teapot next to a regular sized pen….
…and this next photo shows the card next to a regular sized ‘business card’…
This is my 3rd hand painted ATC/ACEO for World Watercolour Month – if you’ve missed the first two you can find them here—> ATC’s & ACEO’s – You can scroll down the page when it loads, to find even more!
If you fancy having a ‘go’ at painting a watercolour, or two, you can buy a box of watercolours, (here in the UK) at ‘The Works’ – who sell a box of Boldmere watercolours – 12 tubes of different colours, in a box, for just £3.00. They also sell brushes, watercolour paper, watercolour pencils, and other various arty items. Outside the UK I’m afraid I’m of no help as I don’t have knowledge of your art supplies stores.
Well, today (Tuesday) has been a beautiful day – not too hot, but warm, with a gentle suggestion of breeze. And, as the sun shone, we were at Little Cobs School Sports Day! I had such a good time watching him running, and joining in with all the races – from the bean bag on top of your head race – and the ‘Up and Under’ race – throwing the javelin (a long foam tube with ‘flights’ at one end — no one could get injured by these javelins!) – to the final race of running from one end to the other of the little field.
Having Cerebral Palsy, we knew Little Cobs wasn’t going to be the fastest runner, but he was most certainly the most ‘tried and succeeded, in a joyful manner‘ winner!
We’d never been to school Sports day before. It was a joy to see how many people (mummies and daddies) knew Little Cobs by name, and when they spoke his name it was always spoken with a warm affection. And… even when he came last in some races, all the mummies and daddies hung about at the finish line and cheered him on and clapped loudly for him when he finally finished. So heartwarming, and I was so, so thankful to them. Such beautiful people.
Today has been a total joy and a day of making memories with our fabulous Grandson. When we had a picnic on the field (along with all the other parents and grandparents and their little ones), he was so full of happy bubbles that he wuffed his picnic lunch down and joined some other children in his class, doing the running races all over again – only this time, ‘free-style’. I worried that there’d be a collision – but thankfully they managed to avoid each other really well! LOL.
May your own day today be a good one. May the sun shine warmly upon you, and may someone smile in such a way that you feel the warmth behind it.
Be a blessing in someone elses life. Make them an unexpected cup of tea/coffee. Give someone a card just to say ‘Hello’ and make them smile. Write a little message on a post it note and stick it to their computer/desk/mug! Thank someone properly. Go the extra mile and make someone feel that they matter. Just make someone feel like they count.
Your smile might be the only good thing they’ve had to smile about all day. Be a blessing.
Thank you so much for coming. I love to see you here.
Have a truly blessed day. Squidges from me here in my corner, to you there in yours.