I feel a bit disingenuous.
QM asked me in this post where I got the idea to use spray paints on my Flower Power painting. I told her it was a fun medium to use.
What I didn’t tell her was that I use spray paint all the time, on odd pieces of furniture.
My first was to change a file cabinet from the bland creme-color it came in to a blazin’ fire-engine red. Ah, how happy that made me!
Another time, when my paper effluvia outgrew my red-hot storage unit, I bought another lifeless four-drawer metal cabinet, this time tan, and began experimenting with different spray paints.
First I painted it day-glo orange, but it looked vaguely like a clementine, which, if you know file cabinets, just didn’t cut the mustard. I added day-glo pink, and still, something was missing.
Then I got the idea to plaster flower power stickers all over it and paint it a sort of olive green. Wa-la! A filing masterpiece. Now I smile every time I deposit yet another cell phone or credit card bill away to never be seen again.
(Who said filing is dull? Probably the same person who said ideas are fresh.)
I see my flower power cabinet every day — it sits in my writing room — and I guess it’s affected me. In more ways that I can imagine.