Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Art Therapy, Tattoos & Pinterest Poser

When your whole life feels all out of control, the only things you can really do are get drunk or paint something.  I mean there are other things you can do, like get a bad haircut or get a tattoo.  But those things can be expensive and the side effects can last a while, or forever.  When change is happening to you, whether you like it or not, it can leave you feeling helpless and vulnerable.  And quite frankly, that  can suck.  

While being drunk is always fun, it doesn't necessarily give you that whole "I've got everything under control" feeling.  So yesterday as all sorts of change was happening to me, I busted out an old can of red paint and searched for something to paint.  

This week's Pinterest Poser challenge* isn't based on any particular project on Pinterest, more like just all the creativity and boldness that can be found. 

 **In an attempt at not being a Pinterest Poser,* every week I  detail a new Pinterest challenge whether it be a new recipe or a craft.   
*My definition of a Pinterest Poser is someone who is all pins and no substance.

I found an old ledge/shelf/pretty piece of wood I got at a Southern Living House party a million years ago.  We've never quite found the perfect space for the ledge/shelf/pretty piece of wood, it's just kind of shown up from time to time in various rooms on the floor.  

For this impromptu, I-need-to-control-something-in-my-life art therapy project, there was no prep.  I got out the can of paint, put it on an old towel on the kitchen counter.  In the middle of homework piles, miscellaneous papers, lunch and dinner prep, I painted.

It was instant change.  Change that I controlled.  Change that didn't have any kind of upsetting life-altering side effects.  
Wade wanted in on some of the painting action.
When Tim got home, we finally found the perfect place to hang the ledge/shelf/pretty piece of freshly painted wood.
And I LOVE it.

Ahhhhh, I feel a little better.

But on another note, I really want a tattoo.  I've been considering it for years (I already have one, but it's old and faded and hidden) and seriously considering it for the past six months.  I've been pinning tasteful tattoos that I love.  What do you think?  I mean if you hate tattoos then I get it you are totally against it and that's cool (FYI my husband is one of these people).  But if you don't hate them, do you have any tattoo ideas/inspiration?
Source: Pinterest


Have you made anything from Pinterest lately?  Any major successes or flops?  Share below in the comments or over on my Facebook page.

Here are some of the projects I've attempted--the good and the bad:

Fruit Roll-Up Fortune Cookies- click here
Make Your Own Magnets- click here
DIY Painted Clay Necklace- click here
Dixie Cup Lights- click here
DIY Ornaments-click here
Gluten Free Clay- click here
Make Your Own Stamps- click here
Birthday Shirt- click here
Gluten Free Pop Tarts- click here
Front Porch Kid Art Display- click here
Door turned into Table- click here
Summer Wish List Chalkboard-click here
Peanut Butter Nutella Cookie Sandwiches-click here
Painted Mason Jar Vases-click here
Cinco de Mayo Paper Flowersclick here
Earth Day CupcakesClick here
Nail Art-click here
Homemade Photo Booth Funclick here
Fake Bangs- click here
DIY Subway Art- click here
Furniture Painting and Bench/Chest Makeover- click here
Thanksgiving-y Project/Gratitude/Holiday Countdown- click here
The Smoothie-click here
The Free Printable Turned Artwork in a Boring Hallway- click here
The chalk board-click here
Seven Layer Dip in Individual Cups (my favorite so far!)-click here
The pumpkin address-click here
The Kitchen Dancing Sign--click here

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  1. I love the shelf thing (I would call it a corbel, at least that's what they called it in the building supplies store I used to work)!
    Also: I have a tattoo, got it 20 years ago and still love it. It's on my upper back and it's a scorpion wrapped around a yin yang (yes, I am a scorpio ;) ) - go for it!

  2. I have a tattoo, too - between my shoulder blades, right on my spine. It's a sun. It's faded and old and I hate it and I'll not get another one. I think the new script tattoos that you showed up there are really pretty, though.