Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Phillipians 4:8

New Paints

I was inspired by some friends blogs recently, to venture into the 'real' watercolor section of my local Hobby Lobby. Armed with Sage's $20 birthday money from Grandpa and Grandma and little to no wisdom about the product, I purchased a couple of things for the girls. I bought some watercolor paper, a kit with some brushes, mixing tray, pencils and tubes of paint and found a couple 8 color trays on clearance (these look very similar to the 'kiddie' ones I had been purchasing for the girls. Let me tell you though, they are nothing alike!

I gave each of the girls a piece of water color paper and let them use the 8 color trays. I can't believe the difference in paint quality! The paints we were using before were so hard to get any color from, we usually just ended up with a big watery mess. These take only a little water and produce some great colors! What fun!!

We all had a little fun creating our first watercolor 'art' and I can see us doing a lot more painting now! (Thanks Grandpa and Grandma for the Birthday money to spend on some new supplies!)


Launa said...

Isn't it amazing the difference in quality?! Looks like you all had some fun...can't wait to see what else you come up with! :D

Shalae said...

Don't you love the color you can get! You'll love painting even more now and so will your kids! You'll have to show us your guy's art gallery here soon! :)

Mandy said...

This makes me so happy. I love when grandparents send some extra money that can go toward fun things like this. I can't imagine all the fun you guys will have playing with these colors. so wonderful. I'm glad the nicer paints didn't disappoint.

Laurel said...

How fun! It looks like you got some great masterpieces. :)