Someday I'd Like to be an Artist
Someday I'd like to be an artist. Those aren't my words, they are ones from my niece, Desea. She wants to be an artist like me. Funny I didn't even know she knew I was an artist.
When I was young I don't recall ever thinking or saying that I wanted to be an artist. I was crafty and somewhat creative but it was never something that I thought I could be. I thought about being a psychologist and my grandfather wanted me to be a secretary but artist, no. That was definitely not on the radar. So I think it's super that at this young age Desea has already decided she wants to learn certain things. Judging from her picture above she's got a good start. She's a cutie for sure.
Have any of you wanted to be an artist when you were young?
Guess what I started today? Stenciling the StudioHouse Classroom floor. Finally. I say finally because I've been putting off this project (on purpose and not) for many months now. First, I didn't know what stencil I wanted to use and figured I was going to make one myself. Then I thought better of it. So it took awhile to find one that I really liked and didn't cost too much. I went with Royal Design's Large Sultan Swirl Wall Stencil. It's a new stencil for them and I think it's lovely.
I was random about where I started. Too random. Wish I would have thought out the edges better. But I didn't. I was just anxious to finally start. I'll figure out the border later.
This is how far I got. I've also never stenciled a floor before. If I had any sense I'd have made my first project a small one. But, noooooooo. I didn't really have time to finish today but I started anyway.
This is right at an entry so I made the paint thicker than usual. It oozed a little and wasn't as clean as I'd like but it still looks good. Most people aren't going to notice and I've gotten past the idea of perfection. I still have tons of floor left to do but I'm pleased with the start.
What do you think about stenciling floors?