5 Jul 2013
My fantastic friend Hillary came over for craft night this week, and it was big awesome fun. We mostly worked on painting wooden beads, which I expected to come out free of brushstrokes, sparkling with bright and flawless color.
Well, that’s not exactly how they came out, and we laughed a lot about they looked like they had been painted by three-year-olds. Except for the square bead in the center, which came from Hillary’s stash. That one looked awesome. I guess flat surfaces are key!
Anyhow, I wasn’t really planning on making a necklace out of my beads. I considered them basically bead cannon fodder. Except maybe they were the cannon balls, actually. But as I started arranging them by color symmetrically, I started to really like the little weirdos.
I love the color combination, which I don’t think I would ever have chosen intentionally. We just randomly experimented with whatever seemed interesting, and this is what we produced (except that Hillary’s are really amazingly patterned and multi-colored!)
Here is the beautiful aftermath of craft night. I love that I’m still learning that things can grow on me with time. And I love that we had such a great time painting. If you’re having fun, then you’re doing it right. (And, pro tip: if you paint over foil instead of newspaper, you won’t end up with tons of paper stuck to your painted objects. Doubles as palette!) Hope you all had a wonderful holiday!