Hey kids!  Welcome to Thursday, also known as 50 Canvases day.  I hope you enjoy this week’s video where I’ll turn a 10 x 14 inch canvas panel into a chicken.  Okay not really a chicken, more like this:



hehehehe the bobble-headed-ness of it really makes me happy.

This week the challenge is to let it drip – you can use ink, watercolor, high flow or watered down acrylic, mashed potatoes, whatever you want, just let it flow where it wants to flow!



I dripped a couple of different colors of Liquitex ink and some high flow Golden Quinacridone magenta



I also splattered, collaged, washi taped, and gelli printed.  Fun!



Here’s this week’s video!

Link up if you’re playing along – we’d love to see what you’re up to!  Please be sure to link to a specific post or page and not just your blog main page or flickr account so that it doesn’t get lost!



Sarah wants to know how everything works. She also has a short attention span and is addicted to coffee. Those two things are probably not mutually exclusive.


Karen Leigh · January 30, 2014 at 7:58 pm


    sarah · January 30, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    thanks, lady! 😀

Cindy D. · January 30, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Terrific video! It's probably no surprise that collage and gelli things are not my thing, but I love watching the painting of the face! I actually enjoy watching the whole thing, just to see it come to life!

It occurred to me I joined up the last couple but I am not following the prompt. I think you said you don't have to follow the prompt. Should the entries have more of the different kind of elements like yours, or is plain old acrylic and ink mighty fine? 😀

    sarah · January 30, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Thank you! Collage has never really been my thing either (I love the gelli plate just because it makes it easy to paint the entire background at once.. hahaha), but I'm working on it.

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOo of course not. The challenge is completely optional!! 😀

      Cindy D. · January 30, 2014 at 9:47 pm

      Ok! I have joined. Perhaps it will convince the next person! 😀

Cheri Quigley Hayward · January 30, 2014 at 10:47 pm

Alright. I'm gonna do the whole drip thing again (facepalm). Hopefully it goes way better for me this time than it did last time. Challenge in = growth out, right? Bring it on. (I do love this week's video :D)

    sarah · January 31, 2014 at 8:07 am

    hahahah go go go! You can do just bits of drips in the background or something 😀 I'm glad you liked it <3

Jane Coquillon · January 31, 2014 at 3:25 am

Such a fantastic idea!
I'm in 😀

    sarah · January 31, 2014 at 8:06 am

    YAY! Welcome! 😀

SLScheibe · January 31, 2014 at 10:54 am

Looking good! Awesome colors and I love her little black dress. But I really want to see that chicken trick.

    sarah · February 1, 2014 at 1:52 am

    Ugh me too!! i also now want to drip with mashed potatoes. :-/

Cindy Jo Blair · January 31, 2014 at 12:50 pm

This is fabulous . I just watched it on my lunch break because I am sick of all the people in the teacher's lounge. Way better to hang out with you !

    sarah · February 1, 2014 at 1:53 am

    Aww, if only I were there giving the stinkeye to people in the teacher's lounge! <3

Linda K · February 1, 2014 at 10:16 am

fantastic painting and I loved seeing you work it!

    sarah · February 1, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Thank you! and thanks for stopping by 😀

Faye · February 1, 2014 at 5:19 pm

A great contrast of colors!

    sarah · February 1, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    Thanks! 😀

Nicole/Beadwright · February 3, 2014 at 11:10 am

Love this "chicken" lady. LOL. This is fantastic. Thanks for the video too.

    sarah · February 3, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    hahahah! thank you!

Cheri Quigley Hayward · February 5, 2014 at 1:43 am

Alright, the 'drips' have been accomplished. LOL

    sarah · February 5, 2014 at 8:49 am

    woot! *runs off to look*

Heather N. Dietz · February 9, 2014 at 6:25 pm

The video was so much fun to watch this morning! Love how the hair just continues to drip and flow! Way to go!

Mine ended up less happy, though believe it or not I started with light blue…LOL!

    sarah · February 9, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Thank you! i'm glad you like it! I LOVE what you ended up with – so cool!

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