Mom's Rain Barrel 2017

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Mom and I painted a flower garden on her rain barrel in July. Here are stages of the project along the way.

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Clear acrylic sealant added, duct tape removed, and the barrel is hooked up and ready to go!

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Clear acrylic sealant added, duct tape removed, and the barrel is hooked up and ready to go!

I painted this yellow rose in honor of my grandmother who loved Lady Banks climbing roses. Rain Barrel, Climbing Roses, Yellow Roses, Banks, Graphic Design, Lady, Flowers, Projects, Painting

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I painted this yellow rose in honor of my grandmother who loved Lady Banks climbing roses.

Art Camp is a happy way to spend your vacation! Rain Barrel, Art Camp, Home And Garden, Gardens, Homes, Graphic Design, Vacation, Happy, Flowers

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Art Camp is a happy way to spend your vacation!

Lisa helped us paint, provided technical support, and cheered us on!

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Lisa helped us paint, provided technical support, and cheered us on!

Finished!

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Finished!

Day We were finished by the end of the day except for the clear acrylic seal. Rain Barrel, Promote Your Business, Clear Acrylic, Seal, It Is Finished, Graphic Design, Flowers, Painting, Art

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Day 3. We were finished by the end of the day except for the clear acrylic seal.

 Mom started on the monarch butterfly while I painted the gladiolus. Rain Barrel, Gladiolus, Promote Your Business, Monarch Butterfly, Graphic Design, Mom, Painting, Rain Water Collector, Painting Art

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Day 3 . . . Mom started on the monarch butterfly while I painted the gladiolus.

End of Day 1 painting.

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End of Day 1 painting.

We set up the table and supplies on Mom's back porch. Ready to paint! Rain Barrel, Promote Your Business, Porch, Graphic Design, Mom, Table, Projects, Painting, Terrace

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We set up the table and supplies on Mom's back porch. Ready to paint!

Lisa provided technical support and took photos, including another cool shadow pic! Rain Barrel, Promote Your Business, Lisa, Graphic Design, Cool Stuff, Photos, Pictures, Rain Water Collector, Visual Communication

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Lisa provided technical support and took photos, including another cool shadow pic!

Things didn't go exactly to plan, but we were able to improvise. The projector wouldn't attach to my laptop, but would work on Mom's desktop. I had planned to draw it on with Sharpies, but they wouldn't adhere to the paint. So we raided Mom's art supply stash and I used a black watercolor pencil. Rain Barrel, Sharpies, Watercolor Pencils, Promote Your Business, Desktop, Laptop, Graphic Design, How To Plan, Mom

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Things didn't go exactly to plan, but we were able to improvise. The projector wouldn't attach to my laptop, but would work on Mom's desktop. I had planned to draw it on with Sharpies, but they wouldn't adhere to the paint. So we raided Mom's art supply stash and I used a black watercolor pencil.