I ran across a quote this morning as I contemplated a creative project for today to go along with the 31 Days of Writing. It was absolutely perfect in mirroring my feelings while on this journey and one I hope to maintain……..well, for the rest of my life!
Being creative creates a peace within my soul…….a sense of accomplishment. It’s me…..it’s who I am. It may not be perfect and others may not see beauty in it at all, and that’s okay….it matters how it makes me feel…..releasing creative ideas from within. It’s a time to think, reflect, ……and breathe. I’m truly enjoying the process and progress of the creative spaces I’m building in my home.
After all, life would be pretty darn boring if we all created the same things, right? That’s what makes being creative so special……every work on the planet is a one-of-a-kind! However, we can take inspiration from things/projects we see and change them up…….make them our own.
So for today, I elected to drag this heavy vintage wheelchair up out of the basement, where it’s been sitting in a dark corner with junk piled on top. It hasn’t been thoroughly cleaned…..YET, but it will. I’m actually thinking of a winter project of stripping this old paint from it and maybe trying my hand at some chalk paint. Now, if it was totally ORIGINAL, I’d just take it back down to the original wood. But in its day, it had a cane back and seat. It would be great to return it to original, but I’ll have to just mull that over for a bit. For now, it has a new home in our foyer……GREAT conversation piece! IF I can keep the grands off of it! LOL
And here’s a shot of the “plate” on the back. I’m going to be researching for sure.
I hope you got a kick out of this little jewel today. Be sure to return tomorrow and see what else I might find! Let me know what you think!
Hugs and Have A Creative Day!