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  1. Hey all! I know I've been MIA for a very long time, but, well, it's too much to go into. Physically I'm still having problems and not able to do much of anything, least of all my minis, but there's been one thing keeping me sane.....I'm learning how to paint on canvas. <wry grin> All it requires is one hand and that's about all I've got left in the way of working parts, so it's my creative outlet. The artist I follow is Jane Font, who provides free video tutorials on You Tube under the name "Painting With Jane". Jane's a sweetheart and her teaching skills are so excellent that even on a bad brain day, I can easily follow along. She makes it all simple with step by step instructions. The reason I popped in is because this morning Jane released a surprise video............how to paint a micro miniature canvas! Well, technically, it's more like 1:12/1:24/1:48 depending on where you hang it, but at 3/4" x 5/8", it could be a sofa sized painting for a micro mini. I know that one of the biggest complaints we have as miniaturists is finding affordable art work for the walls of our dollhouses so when Jane released this, I begged her for more of this size! Trust me, this is so simple that anyone can do it and you don't need to be able to draw or have the slightest bit of painting ability. Just follow along and it comes out gorgeous! She's using acrylic paints for this one, but you can use craft paints just as easily and we all have tiny brushes right at our fingertips, so give it a try! You can paint it on cardstock, or you can get little 3x3 canvases at walmart and simply cut out the size you want. I can't recommend this too highly because it's simple and easy and you can make gorgeous paintings for your dollhouses without spending a fortune! Here's the link for Jane's mini "Golden Hour" sunset painting. I have the life size version of this on my easel now so it was fun to just knock out the mini version in about ten minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_Wc-hH9hLk&feature=push-u-sub&attr_tag=o87GMCQ1cJ2pnGkY-6 Hit like and subscribe so you don't miss any new ones she releases. I was talking to Jane this morning and she said that if there's a big enough demand for it, she'll do more. :-) Hugs and hugs and hugs to you all! I love and miss you more than you know!
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