Five Minute Friday – Paint

13 Apr

Acrylic Lesson One


I’m in love with this word

Actually, paint in general kind of makes me all giddy inside.

Really … I’m not lying

I don’t know what it is but I love to paint.

Ask my walls.

Or the Hoosier cupboard.

Or the barn, my garage doors, the shutters, the windows, the porch posts, the deck, the workbench, our picnic table …

I think you see my point, right?  Or is that you should see my PAINT???

Oh and something really new and fabulous???

You can even ask the canvases I’ve been working on …

I sort of ran out of LARGE surfaces but I still wanted to paint – so I am taking lessons in acrylic.

Which sort of led to re-painting my old desk that HOLDS my paint supplies.

Funny how THAT works, right?

Oh, did I mention how I like to paint my toes too?  Yes, it’s fun to do that kind of painting too!

On Fridays… we “shhhh” the inner critic and run freely with our words.  Allowing ourselves to exercise our free-flowing words with a one word prompt from our fearless community leader Lisa Jo Baker.  Then we join together and encourage each other – kind of like a Flashmob for Writers.


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11 responses to “Five Minute Friday – Paint

  1. kellysshining

    April 13, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    Painting is fun. So was reading your post! I’m glad you joined in! Do you have any pictures of your barn?

    In case you want to stop by:

    • Sue

      April 15, 2014 at 7:20 AM

      Thanks for stopping in… I was kind of excited about the word prompt because there’s always something going on here about paint it really made me laugh to see that it was our word for the week. Even my husband thought it was hilarious.
      I’ll be over to read yours as well

  2. Beth Anne

    April 13, 2014 at 11:32 PM

    Painting is a lot of fun! I can remember as a kid that was my favorite art project to do. We would just throw paint onto a piece of paper and call it “art” we’d be all it’s a fire house because it’s red…and it was just a bunch of red lines HAHA.

    • Sue

      April 15, 2014 at 7:23 AM

      Beth Anne,
      I remember those days too, like in Kindergarten with finger paints. So as an adult … in a house full of artists … it was a bit scary to try the artistic kind of painting. But, I’m finding that I have no critic over my shoulder and I’m finding my little corner of things to try that I really like…
      And by the way… I’ve seen some art that looks like a bunch of red lines… that becomes famous!

  3. lizzy

    April 14, 2014 at 4:29 AM

    so opposite to me, who can’t paint for nuts, just with words, very cool

    • Sue

      April 15, 2014 at 7:27 AM

      Thanks for stopping by Lizzy, and that were my thoughts not too long ago too… The same applied to writing as well. I fell into doodling and next thing you know I’m meeting someone who does private lessons so it’s been time well spent…
      I’m 48 and never thought I could do any of this… you just never know!

  4. Rachael @ mommylcsw

    April 15, 2014 at 8:04 AM

    What a fun take on the word! Thanks for popping by my post earlier!

    • Sue

      April 15, 2014 at 8:09 AM

      Hi Rachael, thanks for stopping by as well…
      The word prompt was greeted with a huge smile… it just took me two days to make it to the computer…

  5. Heather McCool

    April 15, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    Hi Sue!
    I’m Heather, dropping in from Five Minute Friday, nice to meet you!
    I’m learning watercolors right now too! And the painting in your picture is beautiful!

    • Sue

      April 15, 2014 at 8:31 PM

      Hi there! Thanks for visiting… would you believe that part of the painting is where I sketched the basic picture with burnt sienna acrylic paint and a paint brush? It’s all covered in color now! It amazing to learn from the ground up and I’m actually liking what I’m making ☺️

  6. Amber

    April 15, 2014 at 11:41 PM

    You’re so adorable, all giddy about painting… this prompt was definitely right up your alley (or canvas, or wall, or porch post… ;-D )! I enjoyed seeing and hearing of all the surfaces you paint on. You’ve got a gift, that’s for sure!


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