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Participating in the Pittsburgh Fun-A-Day group, inspired by a group of Philadelphia artists in the early 2000's as a way to beat the dreary winter months while fostering creativity.  The premise: Pick a project and do it every day in January and in February host a gallery showing of all the participants' projects.

DAY 11 - Fun-A-Day 2018: 31 days of Unfinished Projects

1/11 - Day 11: Balloon Painting 

Splattering paint on walls and canvases.   

An unseasonably warm day calls for an outdoor project.  Quilting outside was lovely, but I have been waiting for such a day to try balloon painting.  

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There were a few trials and errors. The first error being the water balloon full of blue paint that exploded all over me when trying to fill it.  

Balloons were hard to break, bouncing to the ground time and again, and the paint mixed with water was too runny and mostly ran off the canvas. 

The second canvas I placed flat after inserting pushpins.  Balloons popped instantly upon hitting the pins.  The paint stayed on the canvas and swirled in beautiful patterns while wet. 

Take a look at the balloons popping in slow motion:

The canvases lost a lot of that luster after drying, but overall a really fun day experimenting with Balloon Painting!

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