Hearts and Art on Super Bowl Sunday.

Super Bowl Sunday and Art don’t go together, or do they?

Heart cut outs by Louise's ARTiculations
Heart cut outs of failed art work.

Approximately 400 artists from around the world, joined Amanda Evanston on her Facebook page to participate in her watercolour heart painting session.

Flowerpalooza has become a tradition that many of us look forward to each February. Amanda always has different easy projects to complete while watching the game, or as in my case, I watched a movie on Netflix.

Heart Tool Punch for failed art work.

In the fall I bought a large heart tool punch on Amazon. While I am not sure what I will do with all the heart cut-outs, I know there is potential for many new art projects.

For example, hearts could be glued to a backing and added to a shadow box frame. They could be tied together and made into strings of hearts to hang around the house or on an indoor tree, even at Christmas. Wouldn’t cards be lovely decorated with them?


I don’t often use watercolours even though I have many sets by different companies.

For this year's session, I used Micador Brilliant Water Colours made with aniline ink colours pictured below. They are highly pigmented and are “favoured by many professional artists and illustrators”.  I won four sets a few years ago from Charlie Shields’ Doodlewash, another artist and blogger (of World Wide Watercolor - July) in Chicago with monthly giveaways.

Watercolour heart online painting session.
Watercolour heart online painting session. Micador watercolour disks.


I chose winter, spring, summer disks for my hearts and then used Posca pens to embellish the florals or add dots here and there.

After playing with these bright colours and allowing the water to pool wherever it wanted to go, I just might use watercolour more often.  They are too much fun!

But what is most enticing about these sessions is that no two hearts are alike! These are not cookie cutter sessions. Amanda encourages us to use our imaginations and whatever is in our arsenal of supplies.

Amanda's Insiders Studio is open for new members this week. Check it out.  It is a great group of supportive, sharing artists from around the world.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all my friends and followers wherever you are!

Joyeux St. Valentin!


bleeding hearts
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