So, last weekend I was asked to teach and prepare a Bridal Shower canvas by a maid of honour. Since I just happened to also be a bridesmaid in this wedding, I was more than happy to do it. It also meant I was close to the bride and knew she was a fan of blues and greens. Which, when you are planning an art piece that is hopefully going to hang in her love nest, is quite helpful. Since their original wedding theme was going to be love birds, I thought that would be a good place to start.
Here is the background I prepared for everyone. I drew in pencil a basic outline for everyone to follow.
I then pulled out papers, paints and embroidery floss.
I think it helped the nervous ones that cosmos were being served.
Each person got a piece of the canvas to do with what they pleased (or almost what they pleased, haha). It was funny cause the bride ended up adding an extra bird to her piece as she somehow missed some of the instructions. As I always say, there are no mistakes, only happy accidents. In this case, it was entirely appropriate as the bride has a son who is a huge part of their lives.
So off they went. They all worked hard and lovingly on their individual pieces.
Here I am with the bride.
Here is the piece once the guests were done with it.
I then took it home and added some finishing touches to it to make it a little more cohesive.
I added the word “LOVE” to it since that is what weddings are all about it, isn’t it?
Finally, the two love birds.
What a great way to spend an afternoon!!!