Snapdragons in Watercolor & 10 Giveaways!

Hi friends! I have another (or should I say 10) giveaway for you today but first I am going to show you how to paint this picture of snapdragon flowers:

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Here is a pattern you can print out and trace on your watercolor paper. I recommend graphite paper but if you do not have that you can scribble a pencil on the back of your printout and trace. You can also see my DIY graphite paper tutorial here.

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And this is the reference photo I took at the Common Ground Fair this year. I created the pattern because all of these flowers might be confusing to deal with. This will provide color reference though.

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And now, here is the video!

You can find the products I used at our sponsor Jerry’s Artarama!
Turner watercolor 18 color set-5ml tubes (List $150 SALE $29.99!)
Mimik Kolinski Brushes (vegan synthetic)
Mimik Squirrel (the large grey handled wash brush I used)
Brush Stand
Arches Watercolor Paper (up to 65% off list on all sizes of blocks!)
Palette

This painting is part of the Creative Arts Collaboration #ThinkPinkArt collaboration and in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month Jerry’s Artarama is giving away 10 pink wristwatches. Leave a comment below and I will select 10 winners at random next Saturday. This contest is open to US residents only so just let me know that you live in the US in your comment to be eligible. I want to thank you for spending some of your weekend with me tonight, take care and til next time happy crafting!

135 Responses

  1. Beautiful!! I love your art, heart and fun 😀🎵

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  2. Look forward to you everyday. You are my cup of sunshine! Yes, US resident. Terry:)

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  3. I love the way you share you tricks with us. I’m new to this, and I’m excited. Thank you!! And yes, I live in the U.S. 🙂

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  4. I love your watercolor demonstrations! Thank you!

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  5. Love this painting, Lindsay! Thanks for the tutorial and the pattern! I’d love to receive one of your giveaways! 🙂

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  6. Of all the wonderful things you teach, I think I love your watercolor tutorials the most. Before I started watching you, I couldn’t “do” watercolors–my attempts were always a muddy,blobby mess. Now I love watercolors!. Thank you so much!

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  7. Always looks so easy when you do it…thanks for all you do!!!

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  8. Absolutely love this! I’m in the US 🙂

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  9. I started this watercolor already! I hope it comes out well enough to share it with you. Thank you for the transfer, and for sharing all you do!

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  10. I do live in the US.
    Cancer is devastating but there are great organizations out there that make a difference in the fight. Thank you for this giveaway.

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  11. Love watercolors and a pink watch would be great.

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  12. thanks for the pattern. I watched you paint this picture.

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  13. I love the painting and the patterns you’ve been posting! Cute watch and I’m in Arkansas.

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  14. I started watercoloring after watching one of your videos. I’m not very good yet, but I’m having a lot of fun. USA here!

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  15. Thank you for sharing your talent and ideas with us everyday. Sandy from Bay City, Michigan.

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  16. I really enjoyed this video. I have been scared to try painting in watercolors. But I think I may try this. Thanks for the template. Thanks for the chance to win the watch and supporting Breast Cancer Month

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  17. I love snap dragons!

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  18. Oh my your flowers are beautiful and i did print them and I will try and see what I can come up with if it now good enough you will never see it ha ha .thank you So much I love watch ing you and I just got back with you bc I lost you and dont know why tha nk you Lindsary.
    MaryRedford
    OSA —-2009—until now

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  19. Beautiful as always! My snapdragons are still hanging on here in Ohio. 🙂

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  20. Your flowers are beautiful! Us resident.

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  21. Such a terrific share, THANKS!

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  22. Everytime I watch you I get so inspired to try “new to me” crafts. And you make it fun. Love your painting and I am a US resident.

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  23. Beautiful and thank you for the tutorial. I do live in the US.

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  24. Woo hoo! Pink! Pink! Pink! Thanks for the giveaway! 😁

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  25. This watercolor is gorgeous! Get those mammograms! Thanks for supporting the cause! A two time survivor! Rockford, MI

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  26. beautiful! thanks for a chance to win and yes I am in the US

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  27. I live in the US and thanks for sharing this lovely painting!

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  28. I love all your videos! I live in the US and would love to receive one of the pink watches!

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  29. Love this painting. Also, thank you for the pattern. Your tutorials are such fun and I learn lots of good techniques!
    Thanks again!

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  30. Wow, love the snapdragons. Thanks for the pattern. Jerry’s is great for supporting the cause.

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  31. I really enjoy your videos. I keep trying to paint. I hope you do a beginner one or if you have direct me to it. I also love your stamp school I have learned so much. My cards are steadily improving. I live in Ohio and a pink watch would be great!

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  32. Thank you for the pattern. I think I can try to paint with a pattern to follow. I love everything you do.

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  33. Forgot to say I am a US resident.

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  34. I love the snapdragons! Wow, you make it so easy. Thank you and your sponsors for your generosity! You are so inspiring!

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  35. Love your tutorials, especially the drawing and painting ones! This is such a lovely picture of snapdragons and I plan on rewatching your video so I can paint along! I live in Ohio, USA.

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  36. thanks for the fabulous video, Lindsay! I so enjoy watching your process. I’ve been practicing my watercolor painting, and i think I’m getting much better! Thanks to Jerry’s Artorama for the giveaway too. Hugs,
    Carmen L

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  37. […] Snapdragons in Watercolor & 10 Giveaways! – 1 freebie(s)? […]

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  38. Love every tutorial you post. Looking forward to the next one. Greetings from Michigan, USA

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  39. Simply BEAUTIFUL Lindsay…..thanks for the pattern and the inspiration.
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan in Salem, OR

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  40. Thanks for reviewing those Turner paints. I keep putting them in my cart and then talking myself out of them. I doubt I will be able to talk myself out of them next time! Love the snapdragons! Kristen, KY

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  41. Thank you Lindsay!! I just love your watercolor tutorials, ideas and tips. You have helped me so much in many aspects of my creativity and art. Thank you so very much.

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  42. Nice video, nice painting, nice flowers, nice watch, nice blog. NICE!

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  43. I absolutely love snapdragons. This is a very nice giveaway too – US resident

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  44. Wonderful Painting and great colours too! 🙂 Always great tutorials Lindsay!
    -Grace from fb! 🙂

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  45. I never miss one of your YT videos! I get a kick out of your “real self” personality. You are incredibly talented and Entertaining
    Thank You for all you do!

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  46. Lovely Snapdragons!! In awe of your talent..thanks for sharing this bit of yourself with us. Hugs

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  47. Lindsay, I don’t know how you do it all. A mom, a wife, a crafter! You are one of a kind. Thank you so much for all of the great info you put out there for us. I do live in the USA and would love one of the BC awareness watches. I love pink and will think of you and all that have fought or lost the battle whenever I wear it (I hope I win, I hope I win.) I tend to get skin cancer and worry about you when I see you with your pretty pink skin when you get back from your beach trips. Please, I say to you and everyone else, stay out of the sun! Let’s do a watercolor painting with pink, colorful beach umbrellas and ladies sitting under them and children with lots of sun block on. That would be a fun tutorial. I hope some day, all cancers will be a thing of the past.

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  48. Flowers are pretty

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  49. Beautiful 🙂

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  50. Thumbs up for pre-printed patterns.. Feels bad on not being able to participate in the give-aways.. I am from India!

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  51. I think I’ll use the pattern on a card. Thanks

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  52. As I said before, I just love watching you paint no matter what medium you use! Well, love watching all your videos because you’re a great artist, awesome teacher and you’re entertaining too! This flowers are beautiful!

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  53. Thanks for supporting the cause. Love to watch you paint.

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  54. I loved watch you pain these. I live in Florida now where it is way to hot for snapdragons. They brought back memories of walking through the woods at my grandparents home in Washington state.

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  55. Thabk you for your spirituel and your. Création. I speak english very best because i read and i saw your blog and your vidéo on you tube

    I have a many strase mesh but i dont saw who do with this…it is à don thé m’y grand ma. Do you help me please?!!!

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  56. Can’t wait to use this pattern!

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  57. Your posts and enthusiasm were often inspiration for this BC survivor to get creative during my treatment time. 💗

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  58. I live in the USA. Love your videos, I always say as you are saying it…hello, Lindsay the frugal crafter here..😛 would love to win a watch. I really like your water color videos. Thanks!

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  59. Love your tutorials and your energy! Do you think you could bottle some of hat energy and do another giveaway? Breast cancer is close to my heart. I’ve lost too many people I care about. If I win the watch I will pass it on to a friend fighting the battle right now.

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  60. I have wanted to try watercolors for awhile but didn’t know where to start…until now. Thanks a bunch for this video. You’re wonderful. Praise to you from beautiful western North Carolina.

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  61. Beautiful painting of snapdragons, and a generous give away by Jerry’s – hard to beat! And I live in the USA

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  62. Beautiful painting. TY4S, and giving us US customers a chance to win a pink watch from JA

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  63. Can’t wait to try this one as it is very pretty! I like you tutorials because they make me a better painter!

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  64. Thank you for sharing…I watch you everyday. I live in Wisconsin.

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  65. Thanks for supporting breast cancer awareness and giving me inspiration for my art students! Blessings to you from Panama City, FL, USA!

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  66. This U.S. resident loves your paintings and is very grateful for the template! Thank you!

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  67. Lindsay I love your watercolor painting you make it look so much easer than the teacher I had years ago. Hope you have a good weekend. It is a cool morning here in Tennessee.

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  68. Cute watch. I am a breast cancer survivor – 25 years ago and counting my blessings.

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  69. Beautiful, and thank you for the pattern. I hope to give this a try, I’m so fascinated with your water color painting.
    CA, USA

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  70. You are a awesome artist !!! I love your video’s. I think you are a great teacher. 🙂

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  71. Thank you so much for the great tutorials. I really look forward to them and hearing what is happening in your world.

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  72. Watching you water color always fascinates me! Love this painting so much. Again thanks for sharing so much with us!

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  73. Beautiful, you are such an inspiration to me! Thank You for all your time. Oregon USA

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  74. Your water coloring is so wonderfully done and looks so realistic. You are so talented. I have not had much experience with it so any tips given are very much appreciated.

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  75. Live your tutorials. They are soooooo helpful. Roz from Calif.

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  76. Very pretty flowers. Can’t wait to try this and make some cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  77. You always inspire me with your videos.
    Yes, I live in the U.S. and live in New York.

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  78. I check every day for a painting tutorial. I have done every one and my husband is always impressed! Thanks from MA for the inspiration!

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  79. pretty pictures of the flowers from lori seligman i love your work

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  80. A great cause and a great way to hang on to those last days of summer…thanks! Yes, USA resident.

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  81. I really liked this video. Snapdragons so remind me of my grandmother. I also appreciate the pattern. I’m not one to usually use them but it’s great for a reference guide. Also thanks to Jerry’s for sponsoring the give away for Breast Cancer Awareness.

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  82. I love snapdragons. Great tutorial. US resident

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  83. Lindsey – This is a beautiful video start to finish. I especially enjoy the quieter narration, so refreshing !

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  84. I have always loved snapdragons. I believe it may have been the first flowers that I grew from seeds!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial, I learn so much from you.

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  85. You make water painting look so easy. God has blessed you with a wonderful talent. Thanks for sharing your step by step lessons with us.

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  86. You have given me so many great ideas!! I got into watercoloring because of one of your videos last year. Thanks so much for sharing your art and techniques with us!! 🙂 I am in the USA.

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  87. Live in USA, thanks for the giveaway, love watching your videos, there’s always something new to learn.

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  88. Love all the giveaways you’re doing! Proud U.S. resident here!

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  89. I used the graphite trick and it worked, yeah. Yes I proudly live in the USA. Thank you for the fun chance to win. PS just got the small 18 tube what a good price and I even got free shipping (another yeah!)

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  90. What a wonderful giveaway. My sister and I wish you would come to Atlanta, Ga. Any time you’re here, my sister said she’d provide you with a bedroom. I live in Tennessee, but am an Atlanta native.

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  91. I love all of your work. You inspire me

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  92. Love your snapdragons! I could see them painted on a wall, that would be so awesome. Nice giveaway.

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  93. Gorgeous! I love it! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway – I am in the US 🙂
    Erin
    ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

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  94. Beautiful painting. I learn every time I watch you!

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  95. Beautiful colors! Thanks for the sketch, I just might try it!

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  96. I love watching the watercolor tutorials! Great way to reach women about “the girls”!

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  97. I love how you’re always willing to share your talent. Thanks.

    I’m in the U.S.

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  98. Just got home from the hospital and am a US resident!! Beautiful watercolor!! Now I just need to get the energy to get into my Craft Room!! TFS!

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  99. Love it; want to try it tomorrow. I think you’re just a wonderful, exuberant young gal who has a lot to give us. From an old retired gal in NH who just taken up watercolor. Never too late to learn – right?

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  100. USA here! Jerry’s Artarama has some cool stuff and I learned about it from you, so thanks!

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  101. I love your snapdragon painting. Thank you for sharing it with us. I am a US resident.

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  102. Wonderful as always! I love how you make things so manageable. You’re a great teacherr and I love your sense of humor!
    Not only a U S resident but also a Maine resident!

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  103. We will soon have snow on the snapdragons here in Utah. Fun painting.

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  104. I finally found me a cheap easel off of ebay! now I have some paint brushes and and easel.. don;t have any canvas but I was just gessoing pizza boxes and going to use them for now till I get me some. I do have some watercolor paper. i have been so sick lately that I’ve not been able to get up and try out any of my new supplies yet! Makes me so sad that i have the things now and can’t get up to use them! Been praying that I’ll feel better very soon so that I can! I miss my art! God bless from Kentucky!

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  105. I can’t tell you how much I look forward to all of your posts…no matter what the subject I always learn something. Thank you for all that you do. Beautiful flowers today. I live in the US!

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  106. Thanks for the info on Jerry’s great deals! I love watercolors and you always do a great job simplifying the process. I live in Montana, USA!

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  107. This is absolutely beautiful. I love your blog and look forward to seeing what you have for us each day. I would love to take some watercolor classes but haven’t found any classes in my area. I live in Savannah, GA. Thanks for sharing all of your talent.

    Linda D.

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  108. I really enjoy your videos. You have so much fun! Thank you. I’m a US resident.

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  109. Beautiful snapdragons! You are multi talented!! Went out and bought some watercolor paper so we’ll see what happens. Please enter me, I’m in the U.S. in Florida.

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  110. Love this picture; love Jerry’s Artarama; most of all I love art with a heart.

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  111. Your snapdragon watercolor is beautiful! We grew some this year and they were very impressive. Thanks to your tutorial now I can try to paint them too! Yes I live in the USA!

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  112. It’s a beautiful painting!! I can’t wait to try it:D

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  113. I love snapdragons and can’t wait to work on this over the weekend. Your work is beautiful and I love the tips you share. Proud to be a US citizen!

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  114. As always, great tutorial. Thanks for all you do

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  115. Love your watercolor tutorials! I always learn so much and get inspiration to try things I wouldn’t normally try in my own. You make it look so easy!

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  116. Love your videos- I always learn something!

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  117. Beautiful! When I was little we used to pick a snapdragon petal and pinch it together back and forth to pretend it was talking. I wish you would have watercolor retreat. People would pay extra just because you’d be so awesome!!!l

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  118. Love that you provided a template. Thanks Lindsay!

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  119. So much fun!! I love your energy and the care you show in all of your videos! Winning a watch would really be a bonus!

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  120. Love the videos Lindsay..I watch all your videos even if I don’t do the craft…I learn something from every video!

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  121. Love all your tutorials! US is home for me.

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  122. The tutorial was great. I love the videos like this when you show lots of details and give hints. I discovered that I will really dislike something I’ve drawn and feel like I’m making it worse the more I try to correct them. If I wait until the next day, just like you said, I discover that it really wasn’t that bad. I’m in Ohio which I believe is still in the US. 🙂

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  123. oh yes I am a resident of Usa

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  124. USA, go pink! Having to

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  125. I always learn something from you. Thanks for sharing. I live in the U.S.

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  126. Love all your tutorials and especially if it has to do with water coloring. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  127. Once again I’m completely mesmerized when I watch you paint. You just flow with it and it always turns out beautiful. Thanks for the pattern too. I will copy that for sure.

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