A Fresh Coat of Paint

Originally published February 1, 2018

Happy February, friends! I can’t quite believe January is over – between recovering from the holidays and prepping for Liv’s 2nd birthday, it went by in an absolute blur.

I’ve been rolling out new art pieces more slowly, but I’m still working steadily through my reorganization checklists. My most recent achievement was painting the dining room, which has really brought life to the space.

I don’t have many pictures of the “before,” but here’s a corner that’s taped but not painted:

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I would describe that color as “slightly soured milk.” Never a shade I would’ve chosen.

Here’s the after:

I used the same warm gray as I did for the living room, and it’s made a world of difference. It’s amazing how just a change in color can make a design look intentional instead of cobbled together!

I haven’t been completely out of the art game, though. I experimented some more with watercolor pencils to draw some butterflies (and a honeybee) for Liv’s room for her birthday:

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I was a little worried the watercolors weren’t working for this purpose (there’s actually a sad, blobby butterfly on the back – I had to start over once), but I ended up pretty happy with the result. The green one is my favorite.

I did get some new paper designed for mixed media works for Christmas (thanks, Mom!), so I’m sure you’ll see some more out of me soon. I can’t stand to let blank paper sit around unused for too long!

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2 thoughts on “A Fresh Coat of Paint

  1. Rowena Koyama says:

    Have you ever thought about creating an ebook or guest authoring on other sites? I have a blog centered on the same ideas you discuss and would really like to have you share some stories/information. I know my readers would appreciate your work. If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to send me an e mail.

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