Fabric and Mod Podge Boat

“Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy; in the one case that confidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed.”
Baltasar Gracián y Morales

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Fabric and Mod Podge Boat

I bought this little wooden boat (with oars) at Hobby Lobby. I used Mod Podge to apply fabric squares all over it.  I used orange acrylic paint to do the edges and the oar handles.  It was fun!  It looks like it belongs in Bethville, doesn’t it?  😀

About Baltasar Gracián y Morales

Baltasar Gracián y Morales, the Jesuit scholar and moralist author, was the leading Spanish proponent of conceptism (conceptismo), a method of expressing ideas through puns, epigrams, and other verbal devices. He was born in 1601 in Aragon. The Jesuit leadership frowned on his oratorical style, which included reading a letter from Hell to his congregation. His best known books include The Art of Worldly Wisdom and The Hero, which repudiated Machiavelli. He died in 1658.


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. afternoonartist
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 20:30:59

    Adorable. Where will you display it?


  2. Carol King
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 13:28:46

    LOVE IT! Now I want to take it out on a lake in Bethville!


  3. lesliepaints
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 20:56:23

    Perfect for “Bethville”!


  4. Cindy D
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:32:02

    So cute! What a terrific project! I love the little oval bits in the oars. So fun and nicely done! Does it have a destination? Or maybe hang on your tree if you have one?


  5. lifebeam
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 09:53:41

    Love your quote and your project is so precious!


  6. Paula Kuitenbrouwer
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 09:10:42

    Can I rent that colourful little boat? For a sunny day at Bethville lake? I will bring my family and pick-nick basket full of the yummiest of cakes. After being a whole day soaked in light and colour, I will feel very inspired.
    Your boat is delightful. Don’t let it float away!


    • Beth Parker
      Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:10:40

      Thanks, Paula! It does look like it’s made for a float on the lake in Bethville with your yummiest cakes! Nice vision you have planted in my mind! 😀


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