Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Keep Calm and Create...A day of firsts!

I recently came across the saying "Keep Calm and Carry on." After much inspiration, I have decided to adopt this as my life motto. As a kindergarten teacher, keeping calm and carrying on is a regular part of everyday life. I want to use this motto as every part of my life in as many ways as possible, starting with my blog! Fabulous!

Now off to my great day of firsts! I painted my first "free hand" picture today. I have painted many pictures before, thanks to the fabulous Renee of Paint Party Studios, but never one completely on my own. Recently, a friend asked me to paint her a picture of a blonde haired ballerina. I said I would, I cannot say no to anything, and it turned out fabulous! So with that confidence in tact, I decided to do a painting for my guest bedroom. I love poppies! What a fun and fabulous flower! So I painted 3 white poppies on a blue background. Not bad for a first painting.

Why stop there with firsts! As I was going on my daily walk with my mom, we found a chair on the side of the road (my first "dumpster dive"). It is an old wooden chair that will be a fun project! As for now, my plan is to paint, distress, and decorate this chair that would have been sent to the dumpster. I hope it turns out fabulous!

Keeping calm and creatively yours!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My First Post!

I've made it! I've always been a creative person, I can remember making newspapers and books at a very young age. However, I do not have as much time on my hands like I used to (sad face!). I plan on changing that. With this blog, I hope to get back to the creative me that I feel like I am slowly losing! It all starts with a simple plan. My plan? I have no idea. What I would like to do is find something super cute, like those fabulous picture frames at Objects in Malbis, and recreate them for much cheaper and more fabulous! So here it goes!