So me being me with a MASSIVE stubborn streak, I refused to draw after that, I can't do it, my teacher knows I can't do it, why even bother! Which is such a shame as I really enjoyed it, I was rubbish, but up until that day, I didn't care, so you can see why I felt the need to alert Cass Art to the fact that 'traditional art and painting' is very much not me!
To my delight this was not an issue and I was sent a beautiful set of Acrylic paints, synthetic brushes and oil & acrylic paper (must admit the paper made me slightly nervous)!
I stepped outside my comfort zone and tested out the paints on the paper - and I enjoyed it, I'm still rubbish, and maybe not quite ready to share with you all what goes on this paper! But I enjoyed just letting the brush flow, granted it was superhero colours that went on my pad, but it's so relaxing! The brushes are better than any that I have and cover the paper so well, the paint just glides on, you can tell this is a quality product and not something you'd purchase cheaply from a high street store.
For 2017 I plan to teach myself to paint, or at least not be afraid to paint. I look at those who I know can paint such as the talented Sharon and Kay who's work I follow on Instagram, my cousin and my partner are also amazing artists and who I can only dream to aspire to be like.
For now, for January and the start of Cass Art's #BeInspired campaign - I've used what I know to inspire me. With these beautiful paints I've used nature's stones and shells from my local beach as my medium and the frosty cold winter colours of blue and white to cover them.
I feel it's quite basic, but I love how acrylic covers stones, and for me, I need something basic to start this journey!
Do you paint? Do you find inspiration in nature, experiences or people? I'd love to hear your thoughts, and maybe join me in 2017 #BeInspired challenge.