There are so many cool things about Spring. And there is so much happening around this time, too, isn't there? The temperatures are warming up, school is wrapping up, spring sports are in full swing. And Easter lies in all this busyness, which is a perfect excuse to take a few moments to slow down, no?
I am really excited about Easter this year. I mean, I am every year because it is the core of our faith. But this year I get to spend Easter with my parents again, and we haven't done that since 2019. So, yeah, it's a pretty big deal around here.
While much of my week will be spent cleaning my house (and maybe yours, too, if you have family coming in from out of town), I thought it would be a great excuse to take a timeout and relax, play, and art.
I thought I would be creating an acrylic painting. That was my original plan. But I changed my mind, as is so typically me, and opted for soft pastels. Why? Hmmm...well, they are fun. And messy. And have a really neat softness to them, much like Spring. Also, I haven't used them in quite a while, so this was a great excuse to play around with them again.
You are welcome to use any medium you would like. If you would like to play around with soft pastels as well, you will need:
- pencil sharpener
- pastel paper
- soft pastels
- blending stump
- sandpaper lead sharpener
- paper towels
- baby wipes (optional, but great for easy hand cleanup)
If you would like a traceable for this project or would simply like to do a coloring sheet, you can find that here:
The video for this project can be found below. As always, if you need any more help, please let me know. I would love to help you on your creative journey. I hope you all have a wonderful Easter season and enjoy some time with family. Happy arting, everyone!