I like to draw. But my mom CAN draw. And she CAN paint. For real. She majored in Fine Arts in college and taught high school and middle school art classes for around 10 years (I think?). And did I tell you she CAN draw and paint? Very well? Very talented at these skills? Well, you get the idea.
I’ve always told her that she should take more time to focus on her art and possibly sell some of her work. I’ve suggested her to set up an etsy shop and maybe sell some of her artwork. But she has always been too busy to really sit down and do art.
Until now! She is currently a very happy housewife and has more time on her hands… So, she asked me if I wanted her to paint one of the art that I coveted after in one of my moodboards.
This one. It costs $319.99 for a stretched canvas print. I thought maybe we could buy it in like 82 years of saving up, or finding something similar at a lower cost, but Mom came to our rescue when she offered to paint it!
YES MOM THANK YOU YES!
Shortly after her sweet offer, I stopped by Hobby Lobby looking for something-something and happened to stop by the canvas aisle. I decided to look at the prices and was like WHOA at the prices. I mean, I don’t remember the exact prices, but they ranged from $50 for tiny canvases to $100 for bigger ones. And we wanted a BIG one for our game room, so I was really disappointed that, even with mom doing the painting, it would be an expensive piece of art.
BUT MOM CAME TO THE RESCUE… again!
She laughed at my disappointment and said that she already took care of it. She bought a roll of canvas paint and stretched it over a wood frame herself, which cost like pennies compared to buying them already stretched out. That college degree really came in handy.
It’s not done yet, but it is in progress:
Compare the original and Mom’s version –
Told you she was good.
It’s actually perfect, because she was the one who introduced us to the deliciousness that is Agave Nectar.