Art Afro #176 – “Plastic Watercolor ‘Fro” by Unicia R. Buster – January 18, 2016


“Plastic Watercolor ‘Fro” by Unicia R. Buster

In our house, we honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday, the same day my son was born, by watching a collection of his speeches on DVD. My son had tons of questions about the Civil Rights Movement, segregation, racism, Jim Crow Laws, etc. before we were even halfway through the disc. His school education is very lacking. This viewing led to reading some books and viewing another disc about another historic figure of that time – Malcom X. I now know, my job as a teacher has just begun. As he said to me yesterday, I will have to “continue home schooling” him while he “attends everyday school.” I love him to pieces.

I, unfortunately, came to work on the holiday and did not have many patients. Watercolor is my go-to craft in a pinch. It’s easy to pack up and do – for any age. I ended up trying the make a stencil using a hot glue gun idea that I didn’t do to well on before. This time, I did it on glass and it came off much easier. However, when I tried to paint over it, I couldn’t keep it still. I wasn’t sure how to tack it temporarily to the paper or what I had done differently. Were the lines not thick enough? Not as close together? At any rate, I went back over the face part just to bring it out a bit more.


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