Dyeing Cement With Paint
When is painting more than painting? Always, if you ask me.
It's always an expression. Maybe of joy and maybe of fear or sadness, but I can't think of any time I've picked up a paint brush without some kind of emotion that needed to be released through the bristles.
I guess that's why I so love what I do. My daily routine allows me to work out whatever is in my head.
It's hard to invest in creating beauty in a place that is closed indefinitely due to COVID. I have always loved decorating my shop. Its the one thing I can clean and decorate that does not get destroyed by dogs and teenagers. I can go as crazy as I want. And truth is, I have always loved creating new and inviting displays.
Even though we we've been closed for months, I decided it was still important to give the store some love and show my Hyattsville, MD, community that art was still here even if were not.
So... I decided to reinvent my windows each week and yes, give some old cement planters a much needed makeover.
Soon after I completed this project I got word that shops like mine would re-open. Although the news was exciting and much anticipated, I had a somewhat unexpected, different reaction.
Here's my video on how you too can easily reinvent your posts and planters this summer... and my story on why I am no longer at my shop.
P.S. Don't forget to PIN this project! :-)