Every day lately I’ve been so inspired. But the problem comes when I try to apply my vigor into creating something. I look all day long at blogs featuring the aesthetics of a nicely decorated home or the perfection of a great ensemble, and just want so very much to have the satisfaction of feeling so well-kept. But it’s so intimidating trying to figure out how to start.
SO, I’m setting a goal for myself. I’d like to make one thing each week. Just one! That’s not too hard, is it? At first I almost said one thing a day, but I’ve been working on one scarf for almost a year now…I think a week is at least a little more realistic. The one exception will be for the month of November. I’ll be focus firing my efforts on writing my second novel from the first to the last day of November. I don’t need anything else on my plate…
So to start I tried to replicate a virtual image that I saw on one of the blogs I follow. The post itself has lost itself somewhere in the internet realm, but the lady who created it calls herself Volume 25. She creates digital prints among other things. This is her image:
And I made it real. Instead of her logo I put on our TV a hand holding up three fingers. Actually, Ryan painted that part on. It was the illustration that he put on the card that he made me for our three year anniversary. I loved the clean and simple look of it so much that I had to immortalize it. As far as actually painting a vintage TV, I’m always so happy about the concept of turning trash into decor (upcycling at its finest). We are creating an incredible amount of e-waste these days and this is one simple way to keep a little more of it out of the landfills. I picked up the TV from Goodwill for $4.99 (with my discount it was even less!), but ideally one would use an old TV of their own rather than donating it or throwing it out. This particular piece actually had been outfitted to work with today’s cable boxes, but no one wants to bother anymore so it ended up stuck on a dusty Goodwill shelf for at least a few weeks before I took it home today (I’ve had my eye on it for awhile now…plus a real hamburger phone a la Juno).