More Crafty Fun
Craft week continues . . .
Remember my first rule of crafting? Well, I fully obeyed it during a Saturday trip to The Work*Shop, a sort of paint-your-own-pottery place but much more fun. You can paint pottery. Or you can make mosaics, play with beads, mix bath lotions and potions, paint glass, do decoupage . . . It's like art camp for adults.
For this project, I had a partner in crime: Lora. I also had help from The Work*Shop's proprietor (Cynthia). They helped me pick colors and solve paint crises and so forth. But they couldn't save me from myself.
In keeping with the first rule of crafting, I decided that I would decorate a pencil box with a combination of paint and mosaic.
My second rule of crafting: Logic has no place in crafting.
Because logic would tell us that before starting a project, we should gather all our materials together and make sure we have what we need. You know, like the right paint colors. But I prefer to launch right into the project and cross my bridges when I come to them. Logic would also tell us that if we can't draw a straight line or paint in a straight line, then maybe stripes aren't the best design choice.
But I'm a rule-abiding kind of girl. So ignoring the fact that I didn't have the right shade of blue or that I can't do anything in a straight line, I forged ahead.
The finished box! Please note once again how much I hate Walgreens. Because this originally was a picture of the entire box.
Lora is not a Rules Girl; she insists on making simple-yet-beautiful projects that are carefully planned. Silly Lora.
Lora's finished lightswitch plate. So pretty!
Stay tuned for more crafty fun.