I am posting these pictures with a little trepidation; I know I'm not the greatest painter in the world, but when Angela suggested we do a painting craft, I decided I'd try it. Keep in mind that I have NEVER painted in my entire life - never once have I taken a painting class; the closest I've come was painting an apple with watercolors in 6th grade.
And these are supposed to be abstract. And they're not even close to perfect, but that's kind of what I was going for. And my self-esteem is already tenuous, so please don't make fun of me. That's all!
And here was the inspiration for the painting:
Here was the picture I used for him:
Mila's painting was especially hard because I originally started the painting in color, only to quickly realize that black and white is muuuch easier. So I had to go over my color and Angela helped me re-work it, and this is what was eventually the end result. Cade's was much easier to do; the shadowing and coloring was much simpler. Also, I was actually holding Mila in one arm while I painted, because she was fussy, so I suppose I get a few more points for painting with an infant in my arms!
So there it is. Don't know if I'll ever attempt it again, but hey, now that I don't have an ED and am trying to figure out what I am other than That Skinny Sick Chick, maybe it was okay to try painting. I discovered I'm certainly not The Bad Ass Painter, but maybe I'll figure something else out. :)