Thursday, July 22, 2010

I'm No Martha

I am not a crafty person. I'm not artistic. Jeff is. Jeff can draw and build and create and design. I don't generally have the best ideas and when I do execute an idea that involves glue or paint or drawing... well, the results don't usually look like what I intend. However. That picture up there? I made that. And it is adorable. And tomorrow, I 'll share a picture of Teagan's adorable handprint butterfly. We are having an employee appreciation event at work today. They got everyone t-shirts. I wanted my kids' shirts to stand out from the crowd a bit. So we got fabric paint and.... My first thought was to write "I belong to Liz" or something. But I didn't trust my freehand with a paintbrush skillz. So then I decided we'd just do a couple of handprints on each shirt. And from there, it blossomed. That palm tree made from Zach's adorable little hand? I painted that tree trunk and the landscape. I painted- freehand- that flamingo. Give me a pencil and paper and ask me to create it again and it won't happen. But I made 2 adorable shirts. I had my crafty-artistic moment for the year. I still feel pretty confident that Martha Stewart's reputation is safe. *** I participate in 2 memes on Fridays. I've been doing Friday Fragments with Mrs4444 for a while now and started combining it with The Girl Next Door Grows Up's Feel Good Fridays over the past few months. The Girl is on blogcation this week so I offered to host Feel Good Friday- and she accepted the offer! I am very excited!! So please consider participating tomorrow. You can learn about Feel Good Friday here, get your post written, and then come link up tomorrow! Photobucket

6 comments:

Mrs4444 said...

Good for you for stepping out of your comfort zone and giving the painting a whirl! I look forward to seeing the results.

CristyLynn said...

Very cute!
I look forward to checking in again tomorrow for FGF! Thanks for hosting.

kbiermom said...

I love it! Handprint crafts are the best, especially when incorporated in such a clever way :)

Joanie M said...

Cute!!

Huckdoll said...

Absolutely, positively adorable.

Leticia said...

And you thought you weren't crafty! That is super cute! I'm going to give the feel good Friday a try! I need to skip a day on the heavy stuff and this sounds like just the ticket! Thanks Liz!