Remember when you were little and making things was just for fun?? You didn’t worry about how it might turn out or if it was good enough–well, that is if you didn’t have a set of critical older siblings watching over your shoulder, lol.
That sense of abandonment and creativity waits for us to remember it’s healing potential. It waits for us to find something and see a hidden beauty in it and then do something to put our own personal stamp on it.
With all the craziness going on in the news today, I find myself needing more and more time to make things and connect with inspiration. It’s funny where inspiration might crop up, too–like, say, a Miles Kimball catalog??
I found this little $19 light up camper looking like it belonged on the island of misfit toys; for the funny set of double wheels it sported. Undaunted, out came my safety glasses and trusty tin snips. A nip and a tuck later, off came the front wheels. Then, I taped off the little LED lights and sanded lightly and primed it with spray KILZ primer. Once that dried, I sprayed it with a gloss white enamel paint and the canvas was ready.
There were existing grooves in the metal so I worked with them rather than try to get a more exact replica of our camper. But, I think you might agree, it came out rather well and it’s sure to bring a smile to other campers in the park.
As a bonus, it makes an adorable accent light. Coming or going!
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