Trash to Treasure Ideas Demonstration

*A guest post by Carolyn Dube.

trash to treasure ideas

Things don’t always start for me, they emerge. They show up when they are ready, not when planned. This art piece started when I was cleaning off brushes and painty fingers. It was a colorful mess. A poetic place for her to emerge with the story she had to tell.

trash to treasure ideas

She was full of doubt. The kind of thoughtful doubt that makes you question who you are.
I couldn’t just let her stand there all by herself. She needed a little sunshine on her. So thanks to a stencil by Michelle Ward, she had some rays! A few typed words and she knew exactly what she needed to do to brighten her day.

trash to treasure ideas

Carolyn Dube is an art adventurer and educator. Get in touch with the creativity inside yourself as she inspires with entertaining tutorials that invite you to play and laugh along side her. Join Carolyn on her blog, A Colorful Journey, on Facebook, and at Google+. Her stencils are available at StencilGirl Products.

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