Let me start by saying if you stumbled here the way that I so often stumble upon blogs I hope you’ll stay for awhile. Am I a writer? Hardly! No, I would call myself a rambler. I write just like I carry on a conversation. If you need a visual to go along with that just imagine a butterfly flitting from one flower to another. You may even enjoy reading this because when you finish you may think “wow this girl made me realize what a great writer I am.” If that’s the case then I say glad I could help, now go start a blog! But finish reading mine first:)
So back to the painted furniture thing. I’m not sure how old I was that I realized I had a fascination with painting things but I think it started in vacation bible school with a diorama I worked on for the entire week. I wish I had a picture but that was way before Instagram. I remember going to art class for the first time in 3rd grade and being very excited because I thought “oh boy more painting.” Sadly the art teacher was surly to say the least and most of the art projects were college level. No painting as I remember. Fast forward to married adult life, apartment living, no painting, military housing, you could paint but only if you covered up all the paint when you moved. Husband was not a fan of that. I did get to paint the living room in one house (the same color eggshell) I felt like Picasso. Then retirement came and we finally purchased our first home. A funny thing happened, we were blessed to find a model home and yes you guessed it, did not need painting. Sigh, my dream of spending hours choosing paint colors vanished. Don’t misunderstand I LOVE my house but for a person who at one time wanted to be a house flipper this was slightly disappointing.
So one day I was on Facebook and stumbled across a page called The Dumpster Diva. She had all these pictures of “painted furniture” that intrigued me to say the least. I went to a workshop and I was hooked. She had me at chalk paint. I came home and started to read everything I could about painted furniture. I scoured Pinterest and Facebook. I quickly found out there are a LOT of really good people painting beautiful furniture. I cringed. Could I really be so bold to think that I could start my own gig? The answer obviously is yes or you wouldn’t be reading this.
I’m still in the land of learning as they say but I am learning fast! I think as we get older we stop pursuing creative endeavors and sometimes by doing that we become stagnant. I don’t know about you but I don’t like to feel that way. So here I go and maybe you would like to stick around to see what happens next. If you do, thank you and welcome.
The Purple Hydrangea
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