Colour Confidential: Cheery & Lapis

I took time out yesterday to get acquainted with my creative (i.e. inner child) self. I took my yoga mat (a gleeful pink!) outside and a few of my favourite things (cameras, pencils & pens, vintage childrens books, and other little doodads). I did some basic sketching & took some artsyfartsy photos with my Pentax & Diana.

Then I brought out an old, banged up canvas and painted it Cheery (which is interior latex paint by Behr that was meant for one of my apartment's walls):

Then I got a basic wood frame I picked up at Michaels ages ago & painted it Lapis blue (again, interior paint - by Benjamin Moore - that was meant for a wall):

I love the boldness of these colours! And together, they're just crazy-pretty:

Neither Cheery or Lapis will be making it on any of my walls, but I can sure use them for some creative projects! I love using left over interior latex paint for art. I don't get all careful with it - I find I'm more free & messy when I use something not intended for art.

I can't wait to see what I do with both of the above pieces! I think I'll use vintage fabric pieces to add texture.

I hope you, too, get a chance to get out & get in touch with your inner child!


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  2. Pretty colours Caren! I can't wait to see what these become!

  3. I'm sure whatever you come up with will be the bees knees! I agree with using leftover paint. You can get crazy and if you don't like it, just paint over it!


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