Wednesday, 4 November 2015

WOYWW #335

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This post is for all the folks who have said 'I can't do that'.  My desk this week is simple .........
'First Steps'

My first canvas.

I have wanted to do this for so long but never had the courage to go and purchase the equipment just in case I couldn't do it and wasted all the money.   This week an old sim card holder was 'found' so I knew it was just what I wanted to apply the paint.
Over the last few months I have been 'collecting' bottles of acrylic paint and storing them in my cat food boxes, the outer neatly covered of course.  
I have a large paper pad in my stash and while I have been stamping and trying out my paints I covered the desk with one of the sheets of paper.  The sheet is a little larger than the box which is ideal, so all the 'wipe offs' and stamp offs are now looking at me!

I remembered buying a canvas pad some time ago but where have I put it?  This morning I sorted out the canvas pad, taped a sheet down to my work top and with paints and card ..... I cannot explain the feeling when I look at this  .............. 
 It is sooo vibrant IRL!   

WHO can't?!?!

Have a good week everyone, I hope you have your own happy dancing moment like me.


  1. Sorry I missed you on Tuesday - will be there next time. Good to see you have finally got to grips with the canvas - thing cant be bright enough for me. I too have lots of bits that I have yet to play with. Jackie 14 xxx

  2. You're so right, Christine...sometimes, we're so bad at saying 'I can't' when we should be saying 'Let's have a go'. I'm the world's worst for doing that, so have taken encouragement from your post today.
    Hugs, LLJ 18 xxx

  3. good on you for having a go at something new, what is the worst thing that could happen? The world wont stop turning. Sometimes we are are own worst enemie.butterfliecrafter#12

  4. Well done for having a go, Christine. That's brilliant. Looks really good! We are only too ready to believe the voice which says "I can't" - good for you not to believe it!!!
    Thanks for your visit. It was indeed good to get out and about - the jobs can wait!! We looked, but didn't see Moses hiding in any of the ponds and rushes! It was great that John was actually up to it. I think the wifely physio is doing some good. Can't see any bruises....
    Take care. God bless you.
    Margaret #2

  5. Fabulous colours and well done on giving it a go. Have a wonderful week of crafting. Linda #48

  6. Congratulations on your first canvas! I love the deep texture it has and the colors you used are great! I know what you mean about that little voice that says "I can't". I think we all have our doubts about certain things in our lives, whether it be a particular craft or daily activities.

    I'm not participating this week but thought I'd stop by to see what you've been up to!


  7. Your canvas looks great!

    Greetings, Sofie #11

  8. Congratulations on doing your first canvas! And it's a fab one too. I love the colours. Well done you for not saying 'I can't'.
    Have a good week,

  9. Hi Christine. The canvas is looking good, must keep my eye on it's progress. Have a great week and a happy woyww, Angela x 23

  10. See, it's easy!! Hope to see what happens next. Helen 5

  11. Wow - the canvas looks great - you are right to be pleased with yourself. Continue with the happy dancing :-) Lizzie J #35

  12. Hi Christine, yes, I too am not a fan of the spring show. I went this year for the first time in a long while, and it was just as poor as I remembered. What annoys me is that the show is barely a quarter the size of the Christmas one, yet they still charge the same entry fee. Good luck with the canvas!Have a great week, hugs, Shaz #7 xx

  13. That's fantastic. Sometimes you just have to jump right in and have a go.

    Fiona #51

  14. What fabulous colours and canvas. Bet it was great fun to do too. Take care Zo xx 32

  15. Oh well done well done! a achievement with a big A as Welsh as brave. How satisfying! There'll be no holding you back now...I hope!


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