If you ask,
I’ll show what matters.
I’ll share a secret
There is magic in fairy tales
Cinderella, Merida, Belle and their sisters were not perfect in the beginning
They had to wander dark forests
Perfection does not make a story
It’s only a happy ending when you turn the last page.
~ Once Upon A Time
Certain words or phrases collect and layer. Inspirational bits of wisdom for those less than confident moments when I forget to fly and instead, trip and fall. Which is literally what happened. Rushing up the stairs, I caught my foot on the edge of a safety gate and flew. For a brief second in time. Walls shook. The crash was not gentle.
To distract my brain from an aching body, advil and creative pursuits were necessary. That’s how it works for me- find comfort in a project.
For this project I used only what I had “at hand.” The wooden board is from Michael’s.
I painted the board with trusted Annie Sloan– Pure White chalk paint.
“Print” a quote and slip it (right side up) over a sheet of graphite paper. Pencil the letters of the quote through the graphite. Once transferred to the painted board, you’re ready to outline the quote’s letters with paint. Use a fine tipped brush and a graphite or black shade of craft paint. When dry, lightly sand.
And yes, I fall. This sign is a gentle reminder to get back up and try again.
“A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear.”
~ Audrey Hepburn
The day was mine to pick. Sunshine, friendship, laughter and smiles; who could ask for more? Dahlia’s gathered from a local farm add some old-fashioned charm to a simple swooshy idiom Kate Spade vase (Posy Court- Medium).