why am i so afraid to try new? it must be the fact that i don't like to mess up and waste things. or the fact that i'm an 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' kinda gal. i've had these two ginormous blank canvases forever. i got them when my lss had a huge sale; they were less than $5 each. that was back in, oh, probably 2004 or early 2005.
anyway, i've had all these fabulous pictures in my head about what i wanted to do with them and how i wanted it to come out. i started several times before and ditched it b/c it just wasn't going according to plan. this time, i just kept going, adding elements that i liked. i didn't really have a plan and actually started this one out wanting it to be a big mosaic sunshine. well, you can see that didn't work out. i'm pleased, however, with what did result.
thanks to my pal Greta for the idea on the butterfly...perhaps seeing how dang cute hers came out gave me the push to actually use some of the non-traditional items in my stash. now, i know it's a bit goofed as i didn't think the powder would stick to the entire butterfly but only to what i painted. well, lesson learned.