This little box has been through so many makeovers.
I got it years ago at a yard sale or Goodwill. It's a cheesebox.
I've used it to hold ric rac and other trims, sewing supplies, junk and
now it holds ripped up paper circulars (am I dating myself?), those
papers with ads and coupons. I collaged, stenciled, painted and added stickers.
This is an old piece of foam board that had seen better days.
The cat, when he was small, liked to play with it. It's full of holes
but it doesn't matter because I just covered it all up with strips of
paper from that circular and then painted over the whole thing.
I painted a face on it but in the morning, I didn't
like it at all. Too dark and muddy. That's the great thing
about mixed media, though. I just grabbed some brighter
paint and started over. Then I collaged some more.
Then inspired by Kelly Rae Roberts I wrote some
beautiful words on it.
It makes me happy. I'm going to hang it above our bed.
I especially love it because I used up stuff I already had. I used
things that would ordinarily have to be tossed or recycled.