It has been a long long time since I have done a Paint by the Numbers - I think I was 10? I am also pretty sure it was a simple picture and nothing like this winter owl! I have to say it was a lot harder than I thought it would be. Not difficult hard, but it was a challenge finding all those teeny numbers.
It was harder than straight painting and it took a lot longer - I'd have finished it in one day as a straight painting exercise but this took several days and on the whole, I enjoyed it a lot. It required me to slow down and breathe. It was a great way to practice mindfulness and staying focused on the moment.
I love the way it turned out too. I normally dislike wintery scenes but this one just kind of captured me and I am happy I bought it to try. I think I am going to find more of them now!
I tend to re-read the Harry Potter books around September 1st - as that is when he first heads to Hogwarts and it occured to me to make my September spread from the viewpoint of Harry - as if he was the one filling it in - here are some pix!
Not all of the weekly spread pages are filled in yet as I tend to do those as I go - the postcard you see will be attached as an extra layer with washii tape after I fill in one side of that week.
All work by C