A Weekend Project to Chase Away the Blues

Feeling uninspired (the kind of uninspired that makes you ache inside & wonder

what is the point in all of this living), I wandered into the art store and found these wooden trays:

I'm so not a crafty person (too many glue-gun burns for my liking), so I wasn't sure what I would do with them, but I brought them home with me anyway.

I pulled out my acrylics, in their ugly green art box.  There is something about using them that lifts me up when I am feeling a little down and off.

Maybe because it's because it gives me permission to make a mess.  To scrape away stubborn paint from underneath my fingernails.  To layer thick blobs of paint onto a surface and not worry about making mistakes or meeting expectations.

I pulled out some old vintage labels too, decoupaged them to 2 of the trays, and triple-sealed them with varnish. 

On the 3rd tray, I painted a blue sailboat scene.

I was happy with how they turned out.  

Maybe a little bit of blue and "blah" in our lives can lead us into beautiful spaces, if we let them.