Visiting a flower shop in the dead of winter is a bit like crashing a slumber party full of preteen girls when they first discover makeup.
If a little color is a good thing, surely every shade on the color wheel must be better.
We’ve all been there, right?
I received some special requests for a FRESH FLOWERS stencil. I thought it was the perfect excuse to buy myself
flowers to brighten up a dreary winter day, but it was also the perfect time to give an old rusty metal bucket the makeover it needed.
Believe me, giving the bucket a makeover was so much easier than actually finding any beautiful flowers in the flower shop.
Other than a few bouquets of roses, I couldn’t find any naturally colored flowers.
There were bunches and bunches of flowers with fake color.
There were bright blue carnations, and bright pink daisies, and fake berries coated in glitter were tucked into each bunch of flowers.
It looked like the whole slumber party of teenage girls showed up and went crazy with all their makeup on the poor flowers.
I walked out empty-handed and feeling nauseous from the fake color explosion, but I still wanted to give my rusty old bucket a makeover.
I know eventually summer will come and I’ll be able to get plenty of flowers then.
Perhaps before any young girl is allowed to wear makeup, she should first learn to stencil.
Because the first thing you learn about stenciling is the less paint you have on your brush, the better the finished look will be.
If you try to put on too much
makeup …. paint, you’ll end up making your project (or face) look awful.
And sometimes just a little color is all you need to highlight natural beauty.
Even though this old bucket has grease marks and lots of rust, stenciling the fresh flowers sign on it distracts the eye from those imperfections, and makes it look like it it could be used to hold flowers for a flower shop.
I just wish I could have found some beautiful fresh flowers to put in it, but it just makes me look forward to the first blooms of spring that much more. 🙂