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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What painting is to me..

People keep asking me how I have time to paint, because it seems like I'm ALWAYS painting.
This is true, but also not true.
1-I MAKE time to paint. But I don't paint ALL the time. I try to paint one project a week, and no more, so my family doesn't feel too neglected.
2-Yes, I'm a mom. But why does that mean that I shouldn't be able to take time to do something I love?? We need time to do projects, just like kids do! It's so easy to get lost in being the caregiver, but never taking care of yourself.
3-You don't have to invest a lot of money into projects! Start SMALL! Paint a nightstand, paint some picture frames, paint things you already have around the house! It's fun to update your house and make it 'fresh'. If you're spending the majority of your time in your house, don't you want to enjoy the scenery??
4-Painting takes PRACTICE!! I can tell you every little step, but you'll never learn until you practice, practice, practice. One of my first projects took me WEEKS, now I could easily have it done in a few hours, but I needed the practice to really learn what I was doing.
5-There is no right or wrong way to paint. If you like it and are happy with it, it really doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. Right?
Good luck painting friends!!! I want to see your projects too, so e-mail me anytime!!

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