This week, in my friend Bill's class "I Don't Want to Grow Up" at his Purple Moose Heart Art Website, he has asked us to create a Kawaii painting. In case you didn't know, "kawaii" is a Japanese word meaning lovable, cute or adorable. So, to encourage our inner child to come out and play, Bill asked us to make a painting with cute characters. Of course I started out by dressing up our paperdoll daughter Victorienne as a cupcake with a teacup on her head as a hat!
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I painted the back ground in a swirl of red, purple and white, making shades of lavender, mauve and pink.
I then sifted through some of my boxes of bits and bobs in the attic of The Tearoom and found some stickers I had ferreted away...the macaron stickers and the "Miso Pretty" stickers from a stationery set were from Paper Source when I worked there in Washington, and the shiny rabbit stickers were from a shop in Georgetown.
I then added Stickles in different colors (of course!)
Thank you, Bill, for your fun class! My inner little kid is having a lot of fun! Would you like to play along? The class can be viewed anytime, so you can sign up here and do the exercises in your own time! I highly recommend it!