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Outside the Crafting Comfort Zone

Okay, so while I love to craft and paint and everything, I’m the first to admit that I’m not the best. This is due to a couple of factors, including that I’m impatient and I don’t have a super lot of experience painting. I’m getting loads better, but I haven’t done anything in a few months.

I decided to change that yesterday and paint a canvas for my new apartment. The start up …

All spread out on the dining room table! 

I wanted to do a print – like a Lilly Pulitzer or Liberty one – on the border, with my monogram in the middle. Since I don’t have a ton of experience painting objects (aka anything other than words, really), I chose this Lilly Pulitzer one:

Simple, right? Well, here was the finished product.

I am 100% aware that it’s not great, but I’m fairly proud of myself. It’s a start! You don’t get any better without practice, right?

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