What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

By the Numbers


Masterpiece by Numbers

I have not attempted a paint-by-numbers kit in about a million years. My darling mother was always very supportive of my various creative inclinations, but she knew she was no painter, so she did the next best thing. She got us matching paint-by-numbers kits, which she put away for rainy days. When the weather was gloomy, Mom used to put them up on our easel side by side and we would paint together (with varying degrees of success). I have really fond memories of those wonderful rainy days.

Since we are all suck inside more than usual, I thought these wonderful paint-by-numbers kits might be fun. They are pretty affordable, and they come in all levels, so whether you’re trying to entertain the kiddies or amusing yourself, I’ll bet you’l find something fun. You can even turn your favorite photos into paint-by-numbers kits. That would be a great gift!

You can see all of Masterpiece by Numbers’s kits on their website and on Instagram. Sometimes, the simple pleasures are best.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

14 thoughts on “By the Numbers

  1. What fun.

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  2. My blog friend from ‘down under’ does this and I really should look into doing it too. The boxador is really good.

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  3. I might try that traiin one. I will blend the tree area a little more so it doesn’t look like a ‘paint by number’ work. — All of them are suepr nice, but all of them look exactly as a ‘paint by number’ art. — Not that I am complaining and they are beautiful. Hal

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    • I will do the Train one also πŸ™‚ Hal

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    • I always thought paint by number was a good way of learning the broad strokes of shading, but yes, they always do need better blending.


      • I have leant a lot in my later years from Bob Ross. I use is wet on wet method and love it. I will probably buy the Train one and use his wet on wet method when painting it. But that is a few years off, right now I have an over full agenda. I have not had a back yard garden in over 26 years and this year I am going to build a raise garden in the backyard which involves a lot of time and work. I have a lot of outside work that I have been putting off but no longer. Busy Busy. Hal

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      • I’m so excited about your new garden! Will you please send me pictures, so I can garden vicariously? I desperately love gardening, and we have nowhere to plant anything right now.

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  4. I have never done a paint by numbers ever. I expect it is a good way to build confidence with paint.

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  5. I am planning on doing step by step pictures for my family. I will be happy to add you on. I am duplicating my son’s garden in Millington (Near Memphis but out in the farm land.) Mine will not be the same size but close. I also don’t have a pasture full of cow and goat dropping to put in mine so going with bags of dried manure. I am going with just one and he has three. Anybody else, let me know. You wil see in the pictures it would not be hard to enlarge or build a second one a few feet again. This year I am going to be late starting and I am really looking forward to next year’s garden more then this one. Hal

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