Good Morning all y’all!
Either my husband is so sweet or I am risking my marriage to write to you. Time will tell. It is our 28th anniversary today and he helped me to nail on the trim to a dresser that I am reclaiming and now I am blogging about the process.
About 2 weeks ago, I was looking for a dresser on Craig’s List and found the perfect one for $20 in Mid City. I didn’t have a car that day to pick it up. By the time David got home with the car, the dresser was gone. I thought, maybe I will find one closer and less expensive. I didn’t quite believe it. Then… last weekend, our neighbors moved out and put a cheap dresser on the curb. This dresser didn’t have the same quality as the one I saw on-line. But it made me happier, like getting a dog at a shelter happier. This dresser was going straight to a landfill. Besides being cheaply made, it was missing a drawer and the front of a drawer. To me this was perfect. I needed a flat place to store my prints instead of on the top of everything And I always need more general storage.
I painted the top, framed the open drawer with molding from the neighbor’s trash, bought two baskets at Target (exactly 17 inches deep) for a grand total of $30. This total does not include painting with Golden Acrylic paints. I couldn’t wait long enough to buy less expensive paint.
I saw the idea for putting baskets in place of the drawers on Pinterest.
I am not quite done with Let it be me. I am going to try something new (to me). I am going to paint melted bees-wax around the woman to soften the background. I tried painting something small with bee’s wax before, but not one of my paintings. Wish me luck. I really operate on a combination of luck and divine intervention.
This painting is representing the moment of surrender. The giving up of self to the greater power. Big step.
I am hoping to heal the world with painting. What are you hoping today?
With all my heart,
6 thoughts on “Imagine it and you can have it… in the tangible.”
I see you continue to make that glorious hair! Great discovery, and inspiring painting. (no big surprise)
I LOVE the entire story of the dresser and the end result is even better than I could imagine! (And I have a very pictorial brain!) How did you paint the hexagons on top so perfectly? Bees, again!
Raven Wisdom Studios is going to bring laughter to peoples’ hearts with whimsical clay animals–this week it’s a big ol smiling bullfrog! fireimp is so right. The glorious hair got me at hello!
Thank you both! I had fun writing it today. I hope Raven Wisdom Studio brings laughter to my heart with a bull dog and a raven, maybe more.
This is sooooo clever. I love it
Cathy Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2012 17:38:29 +0000 To: email@example.com
Kisses to you, Kathy!
Oops, so sorry. Kisses to you, Cathy!