Tag Archives: Toni’s Tuesday time-lapse video

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.

Toni’s Tuesday Time-lapse Painting Video: Easy Elvis

13 Jan

“Elvis has not left the building. He lives on forever in our hearts through his songs.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

This needs to dry and add another coat of paint, but I wanted to share this quick video and demo now.

I just found an Elvis silhouette on the internet, printed it out, put in under the glass of a Dollar Store frame and painted with gloss black acrylic paint. I also printed out the song “Blue Christmas” to put under the glass. You really can’t really see the title or many of the notes, but I know it’s there.

In honor of Elvis’ birthday last week.

Tuesday:) Toni’s Time-lapse Video-Holly on Glass

16 Dec

the winter is kind and leaves red berries on the boughs for hungry sparrows…”
― John Geddes, A Familiar Rain


Wow! It was a blustery misty miserable day out there today. But, that’s OK. There’s always something creative to do to warm the spirits. Speaking of spirits… I think I’ll have a glass of wine when I’m done here. Then, I have a lot of gifts to pack up by tomorrow. It will be a long night. A good long night.

A Berry Merry Christmas

Toni’s Tuesday Time-Lapse Video~ Snowy Woods

9 Dec

“These woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”
― Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening


I just love the pressure of trying to come up with an idea to post for my time-lapse Tuesday painting post. (NOT) This was a fun and easy way to paint a few Christmas cards. Plus, it only took me 23 seconds, (Not)

I continue to amaze myself, because “I AM……… AMAZING!”

Now, Elvis on the Shelvis was helping Miss Toni paint her Christmas cards and edit the time-lapse video. Plus, he sang “Blue Christmas” for me while I worked. He’s such a good helper. Just don’t step on his blue suede shoes. He gets a little annoyed.

Elvis on the Shelvis

Toni’s Tuesday Time-lapse Video:) Notecard Craft with a DumDum

11 Nov

• “Be a rainbow lollipop in a world full of Dum Dum suckers.”



Today, I wanted to post a fun little video that I created using some leftover Halloween candy, specifically, the DumDum lollipops. My senior artist friends over at Towne Creek have been making, writing, and sending cards to people in local nursing homes for the holidays, Most of those nursing home folks can’t get out, and a nice note or card will brighten their days.

I’m still not able to conduct my art classes, but I can drop off supplies and projects that they can work on in their apartments, on their own. I was thrilled to hear that no one has gotten Covid over there. What a blessing.

Christy and Kelly (middle) were delighted when Helene and I dropped off our cards and crafts supplies. Another volunteer, Karen, also sent us with a bag of cards and a book for their book club.

Most of my ladies already have colored pencils, markers, crayons, etc. , so I just cut out some parts for them to trace, sent along 50 blank notecards and envelopes, made an instruction card, and I made a time-lapse video to demonstrate. Then, they could use my examples or create a fun masterpiece of their own. The recipients of these lovely cards will appreciate the creativity and effort involved in the making of the cards.

This is a great project to do with your kids and use up all those little suckers and Halloween candy. If you have any questions, just contact me. Also, you can slow down YouTube videos up there in the settings. I tried it once when I was trying to teach myself piano. I still can’t play piano, but I’m mastering the art of making time-lapse videos.

Happy Tuesday, my friends.