MOVING TO NEW SITE


I just wanted to let everyone know that I am not missing, instead I have ventured into the wonderful world of my own website!

http://www.craftyartistkc.com is now live. Although it is not completed, I am slowly transitioning my posts over to the new site. Please please please go check it out and subscribe via email. I will be adding a lot more ways to follow me, but for now, please subscribe via email.

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Acrylic Rock Painting


Have you ever done this? Have you ever drawn or painted on a rock? Rock painting has so much history and I love how every painting is completely different that anything I’ve witnessed before. I love how just different color dots and strokes can turn something into a story. This is the first time that I have tried this and I think it looks pretty rough. I used Acrylic Puffy Paint to do this, which wasn’t the best idea, but it gave the rock some pretty gnarly texture, which I end up really liking!

These two were just the progress pics. I started out painting the top half of the rock black so that I would have a good surface for the other colors to show up on. In the end I think it was a good idea because the other colors really pop. Now you can tell on here that working with puffy paint is not very nice. If there was an air pocket in the puffy paint pen, it splattered out over the rock. So, I just tried to go slow and when something smeared or changed, I just changed it all the way around the mandala.

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There is the final product. I really like how it is textured. I outlined the black paint with a few dots just to add a little more flavor. This rock was about the size and shape of a common mouse for your computer. I picked it up on the side of the walk and I had been holding onto it for about two weeks and just decided today was the day.

Let me know what you like and dislike about this project and if you have ever had any experience with rock painting.

My mother, my creative gene-giver.


I want to tell you a story about my mother. She has worn many hats over the years, including her Nana hat to 15 grandchildren. She is so amazing, yet so humble with her abilities. She has been painting for several years now and has used it as a form of relaxation. Her talent is surpassed with each new project.  

Her heart is so full of compassion and her faith is God is something worth looking up to. My best friend found out she had breast cancer. To be supportive and remind her she is loved and not alone, she painted this canvas for her below. 

Amazing color right? One of the most amazing things about her talent is her hand lettering. She doesn’t use fancy equipment, she draws everything with a pencil on a piece of paper, then modifies it several times over, until she comes up with an amazing masterpiece that leaves you speachless. She did this one for my kitchen. Mind you, I requested this saying and in my chef theme, and I handed over the reigns. 

I can’t say it enough. She amazes me. I am so blessed to have her touches sprinkled all over my house as well. If you want to see some of her amazing work, just head over to her Facebook page and dive in. If I tried to put it all on here, it would overload the site in amaziness. 

https://m.facebook.com/Beverly-MacDonald-1624387751144777/
I will leave you with a gift she recently gave to me for my children’s bathroom. It is done in bright colors and paint splatter, I could not be more proud. 

I love you momma. You are amazing!