Thursday, November 3, 2011

A New Purpose

Hi Blogger Friends: A few weeks ago I showed you a photo of this pot lid my Sweetie found and thought I could use.  It had lost it's purpose.  It was no longer a mate to the pot it had once belonged to.  I must admit, when he first gave it to me I left it in the spare room for quite a while.  I finally moved it to my studio table where it sat for a little while longer. While it sat there I studied it, considering what use I could give it, after all it's a lid. Then it came to me; the handle would make a perfect towel holder.  Once that was settled I began to consider a design for it.


 You would think that painting it would be the easy part, well, at least that is I what I thought.   Hmm, I may not have admitted it here before but I really don't like prepping and base coating a project; I usually put off working on things because of it.  I could paint endlessly (ok, that word is longer than I really mean) if I didn't have to prep and basecoat.  Ok, back to my story...where was I?  O yes...painting the lid. I knew kinda of what I wanted on the lid but didn't really have a pattern;  so with a vision in my head I picked up the brush and started painting.  First I put in the snowmen and then carts.  Now what?  I painted this and that and then covered over it; painted again and then covered it again.....urrgh!  It took several attempts before I got what I wanted and then I tightened down the details.  This is the final product....whew!  Nothing like flying by the seat of your pants and hoping something will turn out.



I will be adding a wire hanger to it so it can hang on the wall. Wouldn't a prim towel be a nice finishing touch to this piece?  Click on the photos to see an close-up view.



Have you ever considered what your purpose is?

Til next time

~willa~

17 comments:

TheBeasKnees said...

This turned out wonderfully! Love the blue with the snowmen!

TheCrankyCrow said...

That is BEAUTIFUL Willa!!! If that's what flying by the seat of your pants gets you - I say, FLY!! And - yup....been thinking lots about purposes lately....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Milah said...

Very cute!

Sheila said...

I think your lid project turned out wonderful Willa! I love the detailing of it and who can resist snowmen? TFS
Blessings,
Sheila

annie said...

Just beautiful!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

It's Beautiful Willa! Love it!

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Beautiful, Willa. But why would you hang a towel from the handle....it will hide all your artwork!!!!

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Absolutely gorgeous Willa! I'm with the crow~ if thats flying by the seat of your pants~ keep doing it!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Jean

Raggedy Creations said...

It turned out beautiful Willa.

Felicia

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Beautiful!

Patty Sumner said...

I love, love, love it! Thanks for sharin and I am going to have to steal that creative idea for the future. BLessings!

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

This snowman lid is soooo adorable!!
patti

Audrey said...

How beautiful....love the snowmen!
Audrey

Firecracker Kid said...

That's it! A pretty seasonal towel hanger for the kitchen or how about the bathroom. You're a painting genius Willa :o)
Hugs~Carol

Angie Berry said...

Oh Willa, that is so CUTE!! I love that blue background and the snowman circle is just so adorable! Wonderful work sweet friend!

Tracy Cotton Pickin Cute said...

I'm so jealous of you!! I'm sorry but it's true. I love this and wish I had your mad talent.
:)

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