I love to paint. Big surprise, huh? But here’s why – no matter how badly I screw something up, all I have to do is add more paint.
Not like woodworking or building. Mess up your measurements and you have to start all over. Usually.
Or pottery. I haven’t actually thrown any pots but I’ve seen lots of times when the spinning wheel gets the best of the pot – or potter – and it reverts all the way back to a blob of clay.
How ‘bout sewing? I made a dress in high school home ec that will be forever notorious because of a little bee applique that had to be applied after my scissors cut thru more than just the interfacing.
And if I mess up baking a cake, I can’t just add more flour or sugar to fix it. Maybe butter though. Hmm, I hadn’t thought about that. But that messes up my whole comparison-thingie. Analogy, I think it’s called.
Ah, but paint, glorious paint. Make all the mistakes you want. It’s okay – just add some more layers.
Some little climbing roses were painted on two walls though.
But I knew Mommie’s favorite flowers were peonies and lavender so that’s what I painted.
Okay, so when I started out they were peonies but they kind of wound up looking like roses anyway. Since I’d had a few issues with this bookcase, I just left the peonies-that-became-roses alone and emailed some pics to Mommie & Daddy.
“The lavender’s gotta go.”
Alright, that’s not exactly what they said. They were nice and all, but they wondered if I could remove the lavender if it wasn’t too much trouble.
But I didn’t remove it at all. Just a light sanding, a little more basecoat color, and a few extra leaves.
I still don’t have pictures of the bookcase in the nursery because when I dropped it off the new baby was asleep in there. I promise I’ll share pics of every square inch when I can. Believe me, it’s a beautiful nursery. And not just because of my mural. Everything they’ve placed in the room is just lovely.
I’m curious though . . . which do you prefer – just roses? Or roses and lavender? Would you leave me a comment with your preference?
p.s. If you’re a peony lover, I’m really trying to perfect my paintings of them – in between Fall projects, Halloween and even Christmas.
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