It all started with a late night test of my new Tulip fabric spray paints. I bought the party pack and I just wanted to see what all of the colors looked like. Let me just say, all together, they definitely looked like a party. The next day when my kids and I were examining my experiment, we saw kind of a creepy face and a bird hiding in the background. I opted for the bird and painted it in with some gesso. Then for a reason that I cannot explain, I painted leaf shapes in red, pink, orange, purple, blue, and green. I don't know why, just did. I started adding layers of paint and Sharpie paint pens but I still wasn't happy with the background, so I decided to experiment with my brand new, super, amazing, Caran D'Ache Neocolor II's. Have I mentioned that I LOVE those things? I may have mentioned it every single day to any member of my family that is pretending to listen to me. I also may have GENTLY hugged the tin a time or two. I still can't believe that I have waited this long to buy some. They are definitely an example of the joy GOOD art supplies can bring to your life. I was so frustrated with the other water soluble crayons I had tried that I couldn't imagine why I would want a crazy expensive box of them. Now I know.
I also included my word on my little bird's wing. I had this great idea to write it somewhere, on some layer of all my pages this year. Then I'll remember it. I probably won't be able to see it when I'm done, but it will be there somewhere. My little secret.