"art picnic" happy

yes it has been awhile since I posted a "happy"...

a week ago I became obsessed with picnic baskets. you know the "old style" picnic baskets. I dreamed of filling it with art supplies and heading outside to have an art picnic. laying out a blanket and dumping all my stuff on it and just creating for the fun of it. no agenda and most of all to just "be".

turns out that a picnic basket is not an easy thing to find these days. they have backpack picnic basket thingies and cooler picnic basket thingies. so I put the call out to my peeps and low and behold if my dear friend jan didn't find one from circa 1920's. could it be anymore awesome than that?

so yesterday I was vibrating from the excitement. the possibility of actually doing "this" that I have been dreaming of. and so I gathered up all my supplies in my basket...

I set up my little art picnic area...

and I began...

painting....

and getting messy....

till I ended up with this...

and a close up...

and I celebrated with this...

and I was very happy that I followed my "dream" and took time for "me" and just "played". what was your "happy" this week? head over here and share!

6 comments:

foxysue said...

What a wonderful idea, it reminds me of going on an artist's date, doing something different, getting those creative juices flowing and tucking right in!

Lovely friend!

Lovely Post!

Kat said...

I love it! An art picnic! Fabulous idea. :)

Ginny said...

I love your idea and I hope you don't mind if I copy it. It sounds like so much fun. I really enjoyed your painting. Thank you for sharing. Have a great week.

Linda Woods said...

I love this post and the art is fantastic!

Kerri said...

good for you for thinking up the idea and then actually doing it!!

Designer and Tomboy, Paula said...

Good for you Nadia! Make it a practice. I love the creativity in the idea itself.