Theresa McFayden had a little tutorial painting a snowman on canvas for Christmas time. I thought "I can do that" ! I took a few liberties as I didn't have all of the same supplies to use in creating this little guy. I had two 5"x7" canvas boards on hand and used them. This is one of them -- the other was already in a box and in the mail when I remembered that I should take a photo. This one went to my good friend, Sharon, as she loves snowmen. I covered the canvas with a print out of Joy to the World music and gessoed over it. I cut circles for the snowman and the tie out of old book paper to insure that I would have the size correct for the size of the canvas, then painted with acrylic paint. The hat and feet were freehand, a lot of dry brushing for hi-lighting, then modpodged and sprinkled glitter glass to finish. The dots around the outside are done with a "seam marker" dipped in black paint. I think he's kind of "folk-artsy".
I retired in 2005 after dealing blackjack and roulette in Las Vegas casinos for almost 20 years. I have one daughter and one grand-daughter who introduced me to altered art after my retirement. I was born in Iowa and grew up on a farm. I began the Memoirs of a Wildrose blog in the form of letters to my daughter to share information with her about family heirlooms and family history, plus remembrances of today, yesterday and yesteryear ! "Book of Douglas" blog is the story of my late husband, his life as I knew him, and our journey through life together. Ginny's Art blog was created to provide myself a record of my artsy creations.