Found In A Project
I haven't written a Motivation Monday post in over a month.
Why You Ask?
30 paintings in 30 days
Learning to paint figures.
Nothing going on in my world.
Today, however, I am getting back in the groove.
I got up early
Took apart our old metal rusted out fire pit and got it in the trash
While I was weed eating I began thinking of Motivation Monday.
I was gone a lot this summer, so my flower beds got out of control.
It's been very dry, so pulling the weeds isn't going to work,
so I carefully got in there and started whacking them down.
I used up two batteries in the process.
It came to me as I was weed eating, that sometimes beautiful things are pretty ugly for a while.
If you're an artist you know often when painting, in the beginning the painting doesn't look very good.
I don't know how many times I've gotten 1/3 to 1/2 the way into a painting and thought,
"What am I doing? I don't even know how to hold the brush".
"It looks like I don't know a lick about painting".
"I can't believe I ever thought I could paint".
Ever have those thoughts?
My next project for today is a project that had been abandoned.
It's a wreck.
Can anything that needs tools like this,
it's pretty crazy looking, isn't it.
I bought this several years ago on the 127 Yard Sale,
the world's longest yard sale.
It goes near where I live and it is so much fun.
I bought this portable bath tub.
Yep, it's a bath tub.
And it was painted this awful avocado green and had teddy bear decals on it, right out of the 50's.
I worked on it several years ago and then it was abandoned out in our shed.
It's been on my mind for a week or so and the weather is so beautiful right now, I can work outside and it's not hot or cold,
so, today was the day
to get back on it.
I allotted one hour to this project today.
One hour made a huge difference!
The inside of the tub is mostly done,
the arm rests are in much better shape,
the front bottom still needs work.
But I am so much closer than I was an hour before.
I'll work on it for an hour tomorrow and I'm pretty sure I will be very close to done.
Not sure if I'm going to paint it
or leave it au natural.
Leave your suggestion in the comments.
what are you going to do with it?
I'm not installing it in my bathroom,
that's for sure.
But I love crazy yard art.
I have an old sink in a garden in my front yard.
This might end up out there with the sink.
Then you know I'll have to add more art to complete my bathroom out there.
Maybe a bed also.
My husband is now rolling his eyes.
Finishing a project feels wonderful.
Driving past the "this is going to take forever"
to the "I love this and I'm so glad I stuck with it",
is often hard,
but also so worth it.
find that painting, craft or project
and get it out and gittr done.
Leave me a comment what you're working on.
We all have them.
Let's share them.