|'My Dream Garden' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis sold|
I love boxes, bags and containers. I am always looking at them trying to find ways to use them for my art. The other day I was on a thrift store binge and came across the cutest little pill case. It was bright orange faux croc and had a plastic pill carrier that fit inside. It even zipped close! Best of all it was only 77 cents. I had to have it even though I didn't need it for pills.
I kept on shopping. A few aisles later it came to me.....I could make it into a travel watercolor set!!! It was the perfect size. I went home and filled the 8 wells with tube watercolor paint. I put in my favorite colors of Daniel Smith and Schminke watercolors. It took a few days for the paint to dry but now all I need to do is wet the wells when I am ready to paint. I am thrilled with my little set.
I even picked up a small black pouch that will fit the paints, a few brushes, a spritz bottle and colapsable cup for a truly portable watercolor set!
I don't do watercolor paintings but I often use them for underpaintings for my pastels as I did in today's painting.
Monday I am attending a 3 day workshop with Elizabeth Mowry. I will do my best to post and I am hoping to review my time at the workshop so stand by!