This week, I’ve been obsessed with painting mushrooms. I’m getting ready for The Valentine’s Market at Tanger Outlet in Hilton Head (Feb. 11th and 12th). Are you trying to decide if a craft or art show is worth it for you? Read My First 21st Century Craft Show/Art Fair to find out how I fared in my first modern craft show. The upcoming market will be the 2nd show I’ve participated in since the 1990s. Now that my youngest child is fourteen, I have more time and money to experiment with different displays, products, and etc.
My Mushroom Mania
When we moved into our house in 2021, gnomes were the theme for Christmas. I carried the theme into Valentine’s Day, and then spring. By the time summer rolled around, I was tired of gnomes. For me, it was the mushrooms! For Christmas 2022, I dropped the gnomes, kept the mushrooms, and adopted a coastal woodland forest theme. My love of fairy tales, enchanted forests, and childhood dreams is encapsulated in that magical fungi. Take a look below at some of my current favorites:
Painting a Mushroom Couple
While there’s nothing new under the sun, we painters and makers want to create our own designs. I didn’t think of the “Mush Love” saying, but the mushroom couple design is my own.
I hope you enjoyed I’m Obsessed with Painting Mushrooms. Pop back in to see what else I’m painting for the show!
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