Driftwood Girl

Banner3333333threehearts2You may remember a while ago I painted a picture in my SimplyLiving Art Journal of a girl, that I was practicing to eventually put on a piece of driftwood.


I had gone on a short drive with my kids along the Puget Sound and picked up some driftwood along the beach.  Of course being in the Puget Sound, the wood was all very wet, through and through and I had to sit it out to dry for quite a while.

Once the driftwood dried out, I was able to sand it down using a 150 grit sand paper.  I then covered it with a light coat of Clear Gesso to prep it to receive paint. I planned to use my Stabilo pencil, charcoal, acrylic, and watercolors.


Using the original painting in my art journal as a guide, I used my sharpened Stabilo pencil to draw a rough image onto the driftwood.  At first, it was hard to get the hang of it, because it’s a much smaller area to be drawing eyes, nose and mouth on. There are also the natural cracks and crevices of the driftwood to work around.  It was a fun challenge though, and I like the results.

Driftwood Girl by Constance of SimplyLiving101.com
Driftwood Girl by Constance of SimplyLiving101.com
Driftwood Girl by Constance of SimplyLiving101.com

If you are interested in the class that I am taking to learn how to do this, you can visit Jeanne Oliver’s Creative Network and find the class titled “Nature’s Canvas” with Tania Bain.  I have really enjoyed it and there are still many more projects to do.

I pray blessings for you to have a wonderful day with our Lord Jesus Christ.  Please join me in a prayer of healing for my beloved sister-in-law who needs healing from cancer. Together we will ask of the only One who can heal her.

“Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed;
Save me and I will be saved,
For You are my praise.”
Jeremiah 17:14


Jeanne Oliver’s Creative Network

Banner3333333threehearts2I wanted to take a moment and tell you about an amazing Christian artsy place I have found on-line called Jeanne Oliver Creative Network.

It will be best for you to click on the link and check it out yourself – I know you will be amazed as you begin to browse through all the courses that she offers, and check out her brand new Art and Lifestyle Catalog.

The first free course I took was “Becoming, The Unfolding of You”, and I cannot tell you how it felt to find such beautiful Christian women sharing their life stories.  I was instantly connected in a way that is very difficult to find on the internet.

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Well, you’ll just have to check it out yourself and if you are a creative, artsy person, you will be so glad you did.  Also, Jeanne is having a giveaway right now.  Don’t miss it!

Happy SimplyLiving,