Many moons ago,
when I was a teenager and money was well nigh near non-existant,
I came upon these books at a store.
They were half off,
but they were still a great sacrifice for me to make.
But, let me tell you,
I am glad I did.
There were 4 of this type
and I have used and reused them for ideas
a ridiculous amount of times.
Does this look familiar?
This was the inspiration for the rock that I painted
that is in the header to my blog.
The ideas in these books never grow old to me:
There are children clips,
unique Christmas clips,
and plenty of animal clips;...
and that's just touching the surface.
I have a bunch of cupboard doors that my aunt gave me.
Using chalk paint has motivated me to paint them:
no more sanding!
I decided to use the green one with a sihouette clip art that I found
of some cows.
I added some landscape ideas I found in a few other books,
and this verse I found.
I'd never noticed this verse before,
and thought it was perfect for this scene:
I have to admit that I painted this particular board
and priced it rather high
so that if it doesn't sell at the craft sale...
there is a perfect spot for it in my living room.
The only problem is,
usually when I paint things for myself,
they seem to sell.
I wonder if that's what is meant by putting one's soul into artwork?
Did I just admit there is cow-love deep in my soul?
I better end this discussion and get back to the paint brush.
I got a nice truckload in to the first craft sale
and hope to post pictures of it this weekend
(I even got a little bit of video).
Now I need to finish up my pieces for my friend's sale.
Happy weekend to you,