Saturday, July 17, 2010

Pink Saturday: Paint by Numbers

It's Pink Saturday again! Hosted by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound, Pink Saturday is a linktastic party of all things pink.

A few weeks ago, I posted a tutorial for Pink Saturday on bow-tie hair clips.  To my delight, it was featured on Recycled Crafts blog! My last post is all about that awesome discovery.  You should check it out.  I think I'll make a bunch more!

This week is about Paint by Numbers. Not just for kids anymore, folks! My grandpa, who passed away last year at the age of 74, diligently painted dozens of them over the years. Really intricate, detailed ones.  And his last one, the one he never finished, went to me.  I was honored.  It's very large and not done yet, so I'm going to show you another one that I did, featuring the many shades of my favorite color: PINK!

It's 10"x14", so it will have to be cut down to fit in a frame, which seems like it would detract from the beauty of it. Right now it's just leaning against a collection of milk glass on my hall table.  It does bring me joy when I see it as I walk in the front door.
It was supposed to be different colors, I think, but I chose to paint it as you see it.  It's not perfect, but I think it's beautiful.

I'm now working on another of the same size, also purchased at Wal-Mart. Here's a sneak peak:
I'll show the journey and the finished product when it's all done. I'm getting hung up a little by the paints - see all those clearance stickers? That means it was super old.  Which means that six of the paint pots dried up and I've had to try and mix colors I already had to match them. Stay tuned for the finished product!

P.S. Make sure you stop by and visit Marina at Only Cute Things. She's cute, she's scrapbook-y, and she blogs in two languages!


Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Love the paint by numbers!

Great your hair bows were featured
on Recycled Crafts...they are

Flora Doora

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

How beautiful!! I used to do the paint by numbers when I was a kid but the one you shared with us today is no where near the kind I used to do!

Unknown said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Great job on the painting!!

★Carol★ said...

I had no idea that you could still buy paint by numbers! I love them, because they have such a unique look to them. Your hummer painting is gorgeous! And it's so nice that you also have your Grandpa's unfinished one. I bet it means the world to you!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Gail said...

I used to do those, a long time ago. Yours is really pretty, looking forward to your next piece.

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