Sometimes I get stuck in a rut and forget to try new things. This week I was inspired by a fellow MMSMP retailer to step out of the box and try something different. She made a good point, which I’ve heard plenty of times before, but just needed to hear again. She reminded me that it’s just paint and if you don’t like how a new technique turns out, just paint over it! You have nothing to lose but a little paint and time. You have a whole LOT to gain when you find a new technique that you love!
And that’s what happened with this piece!
This piece has been about 50 colors, but ended up with Dried Lavender as its topcoat! I tried and tried to give it a smooth, clean finish, but it just wasn’t having it. It wanted more dimension and texture!
Yesterday I posted about how I was able to rescue this piece after I had gone a little too far with antiquing wax. I’m so glad I was able to save it after all that work.
On a side note…before I started my blog, I had a very small outdoor photography business. I put my outdoor photography on the back burner when I had my first daughter because it was just too hard to try to drive around looking for places to shoot with a baby in my backseat! Anyway, I’ve been thinking about my old photos a lot lately and keep asking myself if I should get back into it. I wouldn’t do if full time or anything…I’d just have to start bringing my camera with me everywhere I go! ;)
This photo in the frame is one of my old photos. It’s kind of difficult to see, but it’s a sepia photo of a field of wild flowers.
I’ll share some more of my old stuff (and hopefully some new ones, too) when I have a chance!
Have a great weekend!
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