Buying Ready-To-Make versus Ready-Made…

Hi Sweet Blog Friends!! Who hasn’t been busy lately? Raise your hand, ’cause I’ve got some work for you! *wink* Fall and Winter are the months where I vendor at a number of shows. Any guesses as to what I’m doing in Spring and Summer? Yes!! I’m brainstorming and making pretty stuff. But I can hardly call it work because it’s all so blissfully fun!

And that brings me to what I wanted to type about today! I started out making art by utilizing ready-to-make supplies such as art canvases (pre-made, pre-stretched), paintbrushes and paints. And I really enjoyed the process – after awhile you get very comfy with how the canvas reacts to various pressures as well as the limitations of working on a pliable surface. You’ve also picked out your very favorite brushes and paints; you know – your go-to stuff.

But I found myself longing for change. Change is what oftentimes gets my head spinning with ideas and possibilities. So I decided to shake things up. I began grabbing old, unloved items from the Goodwill and Salvation Army – what awesome sources!! And I breathe new life into them. JOY!! So I’ve been stuffing, fluffing, sanding, painting and petting these new/old items into pretties.

My ideas don’t always work. Sometimes I may spend 3 or 4 days on a project only to come up with an epic fail.

Yikes!!  Poor thing...
Yikes!! Poor thing…

Oh, dear...
Oh, dear…

But sometimes you hit it just right and sit back, exhausted and exhulted. Oh, those are worth the moments of fear and creative blocks!!

Next time you’re ready to donate your “old stuff” to charity, give it another look and see if you can breathe some new life into it. And if that doesn’t work, call me and I’ll give it a go!! *double wink”

Loves and hugs!!

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