Someone gave my son this once for some work he did for them - ( and I am NOT a prude in any sense of the word but I censored it in case you have little ones sitting on your lap reading this - I'm always thinking of YOU, you know )
and we all giggled and snorted and laughed about it ( like a bunch of ignoramuses - it could be a Picasso for all we know ) and promptly put it in the
Then my son called yesterday to tell me he'd found a an old Ikea artwork - and he had redone it - to make it look like this
hmmm...............I like it honey!
do you remember that painting you were given once for a job?
can I redo that one?
" sure Mom - go to town "
And so I did..................
I first painted it with Gesso ( like a pro )
And I have to tell you there was some trepidation in doing so - not because I felt it had any monetary value but surely it had value of a different kind - someone, after all, created this - and it felt wrong to wipe away their vision with one fell swoop of a brush.
The person was obviously an artist -
but that only lasted for about 25 seconds.
that's what I DO, right?
I reinvent everything - this is just a step away from my furniture makeovers really.
And I don't need a reminder of what boobs are supposed to look like every day of my life anyway -
And graphic details of the Netherlands DO NOT go with the decor in my room -
But mostly I redid it because I just don't like red bandanas....................
OK - so after I put a layer of gesso on it - I painted it blue.............
and here's where my artist tendencies come in handy - look at all the details I painted in here - it wasn't easy
You need a VERY steady hand.....................to get this decal on just right lol
A stick on decal - purchased at the dollar store many many moons ago................because you just never know when you'll need a stick on decal of a chandelier, right?
new artwork -
and please, I beg of you, if anyone recognizes the first photo as some very famous artist -
DO NOT TELL ME ABOUT IT,
Just let me go on in my ignorant bliss doing a happy little dance ( the Hippy Hippy Hop )with what I've created, ok?
It's really best that way, you do not, after all, want to be the reason I finally have a nervous breakdown, do you?
I think it belongs in the Louvre now, myself
What do you think?
Am I nuts?
Some people get upset that I paint wood dressers - I dread to see the reaction I might get from this!
Do I get locked up in Bellevue or do I run back to the dollar store and buy up tons and tons of decals
( they have all different kinds )
I'll let you all decide...............
This next photo is as true to the color as I could get on a photo
So you see, I'm an artist after all - not sure if you realize that Don Mclean wrote this song for me! ( we dated in the 70's )
"Starry Starry Night..............
Now I understand what you tried to say to me,
How you suffered for your sanity, ( true, so true )
How you tried to set them free.
They would not listen, they did not know how.
Perhaps they'll listen now"
Have an artistic kind of day :)
I did NOT date Don Mclean..............
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