Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Learning a New Hobby

I have always been into art. When I found out that I could participate in an online water color class I knew I wanted to be a part of it. Plus, for only $20 I had zero excuse to not join. I also might have been hoarding water color paints, papers and brushes for 7 years waiting for the *right* moment to bust those bad boys out (confession alert: My name is Leonora and I am a craft hoarder. Go on, ask me how many pounds of clay I have. Then ask me if I even own a kiln to fire said clay. I mean, nuking it in your microwave gives it the same results, right?)

So, with a marathon of Say Yes to the Dress playing in the background I dusted off my 10 year old water colors (ok, I might have lied when I said they were 7 years old...) and created my first fashion water color pieces.

the verdict? In to the love.

a little tip if you wanna get into water colors: they are super tricky to work with. You have to work backwards and go from light to dark. Don't worry, its going to go through a massive "ugly phase" just push through and keep layering and layering. Also, it will never be "perfect" since water colors are so loose. So ya gotta go into it with that in your mind.

I can't wait to hang these in my peach, gold and gray inspired studio! (oh hey, thats right, I may or may not have a studio soon but more on that later ;) )


In case you missed it!

I explained why Pantone Colors are so important and why they exist

We are nearing the end of our pot of gold contest, winner gets $20 credit to Yellow Heart Art!


  1. These are gorgeous! Do you think you'll be selling any in the future?

  2. LOVE these! Watercolor and calligraphy are two things I would love to learn... one of these days. ;)

  3. You're paintings are simply lovely! Water colours are fantastic! I learned how to paint with them when I was younger and my Mom was very upset when I moved to acrylic. I like to step back once-in-a-while. Maybe it's time to do it again. Thanks for the inspiration :)

    LC from the world of ellesee

  4. These are so beautiful!! Are you going to be selling something like this in your shop soon??!?!? :)

  5. Those are gorgeous!! We love to paint with watercolors in our house. I have so many pieces that I never thought of hanging up. Maybe I should. I love the dresses on the ones you did. So pretty!

  6. these are beautiful! i love watercolors so much. but i only play with watercolor brushes in photoshop...the real thing is probably more fun. :)

  7. Those are delicious! Congratulations on learning a new skill!

  8. these are absolutely stunning! i have been following paper fashion's site since you started her class and i think i'll have to join it the next time she does it again. and like you, i am def a craft hoarder - so much paints, canvases, sketchpads and more to use!

  9. Oh my goodness, these turned out lovely. I can't wait to see what else you come up with. What a treat idea for watercolors -- letting the water become the fabric for a ball gown. Love it.

  10. I love watercolors and yours look amazing! So pretty!

  11. These are cute. I have a huge hoard of art materials too!


  12. You are so talented. I wish I had at least the talent you have in your pinky. I cannot draw or paint without it looking like a 3 year-old did it to save my life. ;] Beautiful watercolors.


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