Hello one and all!
The holiday rush is over now, and I can finally take a breath. I took yesterday as a day of total laziness and relaxation – the first in quite some time! I slept when I wanted, I watched the cooking channel for far too long, I read, and I crocheted. It was lovely.
But as the day was coming to a close, I felt like I hadn’t done anything. While that was, in many ways, the goal, I still felt like there was something more fulfilling I could do.
During a search of my many unfilled notebooks (and you thought my candle obsession was bad…), I came across a large hardcover notebook I’ve had for a while. It cost perhaps $2, as it was found in a used bookstore. It had never been aesthetically pleasing, despite its silver color, due to the company logo plastered across the lower right corner.
I happened to have paints on hand, and so, after a relatively short period of time, produced this:
I definitely felt satisfied once this was done!
I used an acrylic paint for the background color, a Sharpie paint pen for the silver, and an oil paint for the tower/castle/who-knows-what. A note on oil paint – if you have never used it before, be aware that it can take hours to dry. I had never used them prior to this project, so the drying time caught me unaware.
This was a good reminder to myself that old things can be made new with just a little creativity and time, as well as providing its own entertainment and sense of accomplishment. I hope that this can give someone else a little inspiration! Let me know in the comments if you have done this before with other objects; I would love to get some more ideas.
As a side note, I clearly have not followed the format I had discussed a month ago. I do want to create some sort of regular format or schedule of different topics, but I think I need to create a more relaxed form for myself, or else I clearly won’t post at all!
Until next time; as always, much love and Happy New Year!