Y'all.... Blogging and crafting with two kids is hard.
Sorry I've been MIA for a while, but Little Man has started PreSchool!! Can you believe it? He adores every minute of it and I am loving the one on one time with Little Miss.
I love the things he brings home that he has made or colored. They brighten my day more than I ever thought they would.
BUT... Y'all didn't come here to read about how much I love my three year old's drawings (I DO though!) Today, I thought I'd start easy with a little line drawing art.
Line drawing are just what they sound like.... Making a picture using lines. No shading or complicated paint work here.... just simple lines.... Everyone can draw lines... right?
Today's line drawing is a Mason Jar. Who doesn't love mason jars? I have them in almost every room of my house. I drink out of them. I use them to cook. I put soap in them. I store things in them and the list goes on and on and on.......
They are just pretty and functional.
Let's learn to draw one!
1. Start with a skinny, side to side oval.
2. draw a line following the shape of your oval, just below it.
3. connect those two lines with a '3' shape... (Y'all love my technical terms don't you...)
4. Draw two small lines coming from the bottom of your ovals going down and slightly out.
5. Continue those lines down the paper for the full length of your jar.
6. Connect those two lines with a "smile" (slightly curved line)
7. Draw the bottom of the Ball logo, an upward swooping line. (Again... sorry for the technical talk)
8 & 9. Fill in your letters. Practice this part if you are not confident, or do it with a pencile first and trace with ink.
Now comes the details that really set this drawing apart and make it look "realer" (hahaha)
Now, you might be asking what good is it to know how to draw a mason jar?
Well, there are a lot of ways to use this...
On a chalkboard to impress your friends and family when they come over.... You can say.... "Yeah, I drew that" as you brush the chalk off your bomb diggity shoulders...
You could draw it on a thank you card to show just how much you really DO appreciate something... What says Thank You better than a handmade card?
You could memorize the steps and bust this out at the table at Macaroni Grill to make your server feel just a little bit dumb about their "fancy name writing skillz"....
ANYWAY..... This is a useful skill to have I promise.
I added flowers to one and just text to the other for these Thank You cards....