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?