So as I sat there staring at my pile of fabric I was very ancy to get something of substance done with it. I have planned out many of awesome things, but none of which I could create then and there. They would all take time. Time I got, patience, I do not. I was reminded of the simplest things I love which is framed fabric. I have had a frame I got at target many moons ago for 5 dollars sitting with no real purpose. It was an odd size and everything I wanted to put in it, just didn’t work. Cest La’ Vie. Turns out it was the perfect size for a swatch of fabric. I placed all the fabrics in there till I found one I liked. I settled on a linen shear with black thread. PERFECTO! Except it needed a bit of spice. I decided to paint one of the flowers on it red. Good idea and bad. Finding the perfect balance of water and paint was quite difficult. Thank goodness I was smart enough to start on the edge so I could assess the bleeding the color would do. This being the final result:
Simple, but I am kinda in love with it. It is now hanging proudly on my wall so I can see it just as I walk in the door. It will inspire me until I can get the rest of the projects moving. Whoopee.
Also while unpacking the last box in the apartment, I found some of my long lost hand painted stationary. Whoopee, I can’t wait to send out some mail.
Update: Day 6 No Coke!
lifetimes of paper rainbows…W the still coke-free artichoke