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First day of 2015!

In order to get a perfect start this year, I spent the entire day working on some craft projects that have been on my list for ages: first a mosaic. I experimented with some broken dishes on an old wooden plate. Once I get the hang of using glue and grout, I'd like to make a piece incorporating all the bits and pieces I've collected during my walks.

Next, I tried fabric paints on a white toiletry bag using Monet's water lily paintings for inspiration. My basic set of six small pots of paint did not include white and thinning the colors made them bleed so I was somewhat limited, but had fun anyway.

Looks like I'll have to put these projects aside now and take out my oil paints because Bill Guffey just announced January's Virtual Paintout location:  Philadelphia!!  Another great start to the year!

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