Yes, I know that Christmas is over but I wanted to share a story with you.
Every year I try to paint something special for my husband. I had this huge box that measures 16 inches wide by 7 inches tall with a very decorative wood cut lid (actually it was one of my first seminar pieces that I tried to paint). I did not like what was on it originally and sanded it off.
There it sat waiting for me to get some time to paint it. This was the year!!!
This was also the year that I was a bit behind, so on top of the procrastination the light in my paint zone burned out. No problems change the florescent bulb, right? No the ballast was gone-whatever that is. So now I have to ask my husband to change the light. Which he doesn't think needs to be done right away because I am done painting or so he thinks.
This was also the week of dark clouds, cold temperatures and no light into my work room. The way our house faces I do not get a whole lot of light during the winter months. Struggle to paint it not only without light but by now I need bi-focals for about everything. Stressed!! AAUGH !
Then there was the gold leafing I had everywhere. I had only done that one time before so it was a mess and another huge learning curve.
I finally got it done including touching up the places I really messed up on and putting a sealer on it.
My New Year's goal is to start his Christmas gift now so that I don't have to go through that again!!
He never figured out my hiding place for it to dry-that place is now filled with chocolate!
I will go have some chocolate now!