Years ago, I was looking forward to babysitting my friend's niece. I wanted to do something fun with her and remembered my mom painting our front window with big colorful images for the holidays. She'd draw her idea with a piece of soap on the glass then fill in the picture with tempera paint. After the holiday she'd wash the whole thing off with a little warm water. I thought it was like magic, so I decided to recreate it for my new young friend.
We spent the evening mixing paints, reading to each other, and creating the most beautiful window art! I was taken with the magic of painting in such a playful impermanent wayÂ and proceeded to paint the rest of my windows the next day!
Sometimes you just need to play a little to change up your perspective and maybe even find new passion in your life. Recently, when I was thinking of artwork I wanted for my dining room, I thought back to those first windows (I've been painting windows and found objects every since) and decided to try something fun again.
Next thing you know I'm obsessed with chalk and playing with all the ways the pigment can be moved around my canvas. I'm working on this piece now with a series and maybe even some decorative pillows in mind...
Letting go of criticism and pressure can do some amazing things! And you never know where a little fun might take you, so do something this week that makes you smile.