|Inspiration - My Tervis Tumbler coffee mug!|
However, now that I am past that double-nickel point in time, I am a bit more forgiving of my abilities and find that I enjoy "trying" again. I can step back and try to see the whole instead of every single little detail. Decorating cookies has helped me see that I can be artistic without having to be "an artist". Of course, the obvious benefit of working on cookies, as I've said before...you get to eat the mistakes and they are gone forever!
I have spent the last couple of days of this lazy week-end painting Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies and Apple Butter Sugar Cookies. I had only done a couple of painted cookies in the past and they took so much time I wasn't sure I would do it again. However, I had some leftover base coated plaque sugar cookies and decided to spend some time playing with painting. I watched some Arty McGoo and SweetAmbs youtube tutorials for inspiration today (I had seen both of them before). I only finished a few...I'm still very slow. However, I am trying!
I long to take a watercolor painting class...but I'm still afraid...leftover from those previous feelings of incompetence. I know, however, that I really need to do exactly that!
Here's what I accomplished... and at the end, I'm adding one of the 1st two I did as well.
|Inspired by SweetAmbs - I painted the flowery things|
and used a FooDoodler to write the words.
|Scribble Roses - Inspired by Arty McGoo|
|My second time to consider painting a cookie.|
My son said "paint a rose" and was appalled when
I began a scribble rose :-)
|My first time painting (my second cookie - both were herons)|
At first I was hypercritical...then I let up on myself.
It's not awful...
Bon Appetit, Y'all!!!