I am new to the DIY/Upcycling world of taking a used and not-so-lovely piece of furniture and turning it into individualized, functional art. I like to use the upcycling concept in my small works of art – but when I found myself running out of space to put both my art supplies, my books and my works-in-progress, I knew something had to give.
Now I am working on a couple bookshelves for my living room as well as just finishing up some ladder/shelves for both my home but also for art shows. I see my ladders as a moveable, unique shelf system easily transportable even if it is only me doing the moving around.
I do DIY projects because I enjoy them, but I certainly don’t feel expert at it yet.
I have discovered, though, as I get more comfortable with them they have started to “communicate” with me, as if they are letting me know what might be the best finishing touches for them. This is actually my favorite part of the process thus far.
This sort of thing has been going on in my writing for years. You know, those moments of huffing and complaining about “nothing to write about” when kablooey, my pencil gets pulled into the direction of a story screaming, pleading and begging, “Write me!”
I have a feeling by the end of the weekend you’ll have more furniture to look at, which is good, because there are other stacked up projects waiting for my attention, too.
In what ways do you give your creative projects in control of your process?
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