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Toni’s Tuesday Time-lapse Video:) Christmas Ornament

17 Nov

“It’s that time of year when the world is filled with festive lights, love, and glitter. Lots of glitter.”



It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a time-lapse video. I’ve been struggling with an idea for my yearly Christmas ornament. I’ve been painting them for so many years that I’m running out of ideas. So, I’ve been playing around with some new patterns.

I’m not sure if I’ll use this one, but it was good practice.


I guess I’ll keep experimenting till it feels right.

Toni’s Tuesday Time-lapse Video:) Watercolor Hummingbird

31 Aug

“either you take in believing in miracles or you stand still like the hummingbird.”

~Henry Miller


A simple watercolor project with watercolor paper and I expensive paints, a big brush and a fine brush, (papa bear and baby bear brushes) water, and a stencil.

Wet on wet technique. Brush clear water over entire surface, then drop in colors going from lights to darks. I like the lighter colors in the middle so the stencil will show up. Remember, watercolor always dries a bit lighter, so don’t be afraid of bright colors.
I used a hummingbird stencil, but there are thousands to choose from. I was planning my art project for my seniors at Towne Creek.

Because I am a hoarder… I mean, a collector of anything that can be used for an art project, I had some sticks and twigs from my yard or from flowers that I’ve received as gifts. Never waste a fine stem.

I attached the paper to the twig by making a fold over the twig, then taped the back to secure, and added some twine to make a hanger. If you watch the video below, you will see that young and old can create a beautiful wall hanging for any occasion.

Toni’s Tuesday Time-Lapse Video:) Permanent Marker Coffee Cup

11 Aug

“Every cup of coffee deserves a special touch.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


We had fun decorating some Dollar Tree white coffee cups. Did you know you could use permanent markers? I saw a Pinterest tag that said you can bake them in the oven after decorating to help preserve the color. I wouldn’t go scrubbing the cup, but it would be fun to let the kiddos play around with some cups or bowls.

Toni….. (fill in the blank….)
(Just sayin’)
Did you learn something new? Give it a try.

Toni’s Tuesday Time-lapse Video:) Horsing Around

23 Jun

Why did the horse go for a walk around the block? … He wanted to check out the “neigh”…. borhood. (I just made that up. Pretty cheesy, right?”

-Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


I was just horsing around upstairs in my art studio, formerly known as the crap room. So, I thought what better way to horse around than with a horse. Granted, these videos aren’t by any means fine art. They are just a way to demonstrate a few quick ideas and art techniques, hopefully to inspire or just amuse you.


Happy Time-lapse Tuesday, my friends. 🤗

Toni’s Tuesday Time-lapse Video:) Bluebonnet Variegated Vase

16 Jun

“Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all it’s flavour.”
― William Cowper


One of my favorite and signature things to paint are Bluebonnets. I live in Texas, after all. Gotta love Bluebonnets. When I paint on a vase, it’s usually a clear glass vase, but occasionally I like to mix it up and pre-paint a variegated background so the colors can pop out a little better.

I use FolkArt Enamel Paint, and with a makeup foam wedge, I start with royal blue on the bottom, although, I work upside down, so actually it’s the top. Then I dab softly about 1/3 the way down, then I add white to the middle and blend that softly to get light blue, then end with pure white and soften. You have to work fast so it doesn’t dry, but it makes a great variegated look. Then on to the Bluebonnets. (A quick 30 second video)


Very fun, fast, and fabulous… if I don’t say so myself…but I do.🤦‍♀️

Toni’s Tuesday Time-lapse Drawing Video- My Mother’s Day Flowers

19 May

“Art is just an expression of love from your heart to your hands.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


I wanted to do a quick and easy abstract drawing and rendering of my beautiful Mother’s Day flowers that I received from my son and family. Also, I’m always trying to come up with easy projects to do with my senior artist friends over at Towne Creek. Flowers are always fun.

Aren’t they lovely!


A quick and easy abstract rendering using a black Sharpie, then Crayola washable markers with clear water to blend. Great for all ages. Have fun and play with your art.

Toni’s Tuesday Time-lapse Video~Pastel Chalk Butterfly

28 Apr

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne


A little time, a stencil, some pastel chalk and a Q-tip.

Pastel Papillon


Toni’s Tuesday Time-lapse Video~Painting A Sunflower Vase

24 Mar

“True friends are like bright sunflowers that never fade away, even over distance and time.”

~Marie Williams Johnstone


Today, I decided to work on a special painting project for a special friend who loves sunflowers. It’s her birthday. Gee, I wonder if she will be surprised when she opens her present. So, a little time-lapse video was the project of the day.


The video is a brief demonstration of just a few of the flowers. This vase took several hours and a couple of hours of drying time in between layers to complete. The hardest part is doing the first layer of flowers and leaves, then painting a second coat directly on top of the first. It’s just a fun and funky vessel to hold some fresh sunflowers or daisies or any bright yellow flowers for a happy Springtime decoration.

Toni’s Tuesday Time-lapse Painting Video:) Painting Metal Bird Feeder

17 Mar

“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.”
― Robert Lynd


There is a swarm of hungry birds that hang out in the trees and bushes in my front yard. When we had those freezing temps, I bought a big bag of bird seed and put some in little dishes on my front windowsills outside. I loved to sit by the window and watch them flutter around, chirping around, telling the other birds, “Hey, Miss Toni put some food out for us.”

All kinds of magnificent cardinals, robins, jays and doves would stop by for a little snack. But, the bigger bird we’re knocking over the bowls and I had to scramble through the scratchy bushes to find the fallen vessel. So, I decided to get an official bird feeder. I found a huge, heavy duty metal condominium of bird feeders at Home Goods. It was red. My favorite color.

Of course, I couldn’t put out a plain ol’ red bird feeder. I needed to paint something on it. So, I decided to “kill two birds with one stone.” Pun intended. I’ll do a time-lapse video on Tuesday.

Through the magic of technology and little paint and a lot of good luck, here ya go…


Toni’s Tuesday Time-lapse Painting:) My Pond

17 Feb

“Simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.”

Albrecht Durer


Like most of the country, we are in a deep freeze here in North Texas. I’ve been luckier than most, as my power and heat is still working. Many of my friends and neighbors have been without pop electricity and heat for days or with sporadic outages every half hour with no end in sight for days. With the temperatures getting to below zero, we aren’t prepared for this. Sending warm thoughts to everyone coping with the cold.

Today, I decided to find a bright and cheery photo to use for A reference for my time lapse video. This is the neighborhood pond that I walk around just about every day… just not lately. The colors in the photo were so brilliant that I thought I’d do a simple Crayola marker watercolor technique. It’s so fun and easy, even the children would enjoy painting this way.

Crayola markers are bright, beautiful, and water based for easy clean up, but also blend well with a little water. Just make sure to blend your lightest colors first, like yellow and orange, and rinse you brush well in between color



Have you tried this? If you do, let me see what you or the kids created. I’d love to hear from you.