Hand Painted Nativity

I was looking through my boxes, yes boxes, of crafts I had not finished for my next project, and I found the nativity set. I opened the top cover of the box, and everything looked yellow. Then I removed the plastic cover, and the pieces was still white and in great shape. The price tag on the box had the year of 2004. This set survived a flood and traveled over 1100 miles to it new home.

I painted each piece with acrylic paint, but I wanted the pieces to sparkle. After the paint dried, I applied pearl glaze over each piece. Usually, the pearl glaze is added to the painted, but using it like varnish, gave the pieces the shine I wanted. To seal the pieces, I sprayed each with polyacrylic varnish.

Luke 23:44

This is not technically a pour painting.  It is a painting I dip into the paint after I did a pour on other canvas.  It has been curing while I been deciding what to paint on the top.  Probably because it is the Easter season, I had this idea.

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I originally was only going to paint the crosses in black, but a dark gray and chocolate brown was sitting right next to the black.  Two feet over, the gray-blue was sitting there.  I looked at them and knew that would work.

K’s Passions

Today is the first full day of Spring.  It is also Down Syndrome awareness day.  Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder.  Yes, they were born that way.  My nephew Kegan has down syndrome and he has grown into a man that loves a lot and has many passions.

Today, drawing shows a few of Kegan’s passions.

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Drawn on a Zentangle tile with Sakura pens.