I’m taking a watercolour course!

It’s only three classes, for beginners, but it’s something I’ve wanted to try for ages – so I roped a few friends into spending their Wednesday evenings with me for the next three weeks.

I’m not sure if I really have that much influence over my friends or if they thought I’d be bringing wine?

I might have mentioned that I’d bring wine…  but I didn’t apply for the liquor license….

But HEY!  It’s three kidless evenings and I’m having fun (and hopefully they are too)

Wanna see what we made in our FIRST CLASS EVER?!

Beginner watercolours, Fall theme

Nope, I didn’t draw it – we just traced it onto our watercolour paper and then “coloured” it in.

Lesson 1!

I was so excited, I came home and tried to copy another image I’d found online – the bottom photo is by the artist, the one above is my attempt.

Watercolours 2 - 1

Not too bad?

Might make a cute pillow – which are all-the-rage on Pottery Barn right now:

Watercolour pillow - Autumn decor

I got puttering with some easy shapes and came up with these pears.  The dots were supposed to be ‘artistic drips of paint’ but just look like I sneezed with the brush in-hand.

Watercolours 3 - 1

Maddie decided to join in and look what she came up with:

Watercolours 3 - 2

Yup, her first attempt.  This child is so brilliant!

Pillow-worthy?  I think so!

Fall pillows - watercolour paintingsScreen Shot 2015-09-23 at 11.24.52 AM

Click on any of the images above to purchase.

Lesson 2 coming soon!  (Thank you Toni and Art Gallery of Lambeth)
Watercolours 3 - 3


Have a great one!

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2018-06-18T13:41:40-04:00September 24th, 2015|CRAFTS, DECOR, GIFT IDEAS|8 Comments


  1. Delia September 24, 2015 at 8:40 am - Reply

    A beautiful way to spend time with your children. You are an inspiration.

  2. Linda Page September 24, 2015 at 9:58 am - Reply

    Hey, you have some talent there! Very good work. Maddie did a good job, too. Looking forward to seeing more.

    • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca September 28, 2015 at 10:27 am - Reply

      It’s fun – you really should try – I know you are a crafty person. The water does most of the work – all you have to do is drop paint into the picture.

  3. Lisa September 24, 2015 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Speaking as one of the “friends” in the class…it is a confidence building, eye opening, meditative experience and I am so thankful I was invited. You did a great job on all of your paintings Shelly. Will be looking for your work at Pottery Barn and beyond! Yay for art!

  4. Emily Marie from A Pop of Red September 27, 2015 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    Wow, the watercolours look amazing on fabric! Love that you showed the pillow and totes options. Hope you enjoyed all the classes!

    • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca September 28, 2015 at 10:19 am - Reply

      Thank you so much! Watercolour pillows seem to be all the rage in design stores right now, so I figured why not make my own and get a personal keepsake (and a lower price) out of the deal. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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