The arrival of the latest Justice shows girls looking through cute, vintage-styled frames. It reminded me of a frame Annie made in a summer art class.
The teacher provided frames which she had purchased at garage and rummage sales. The students selected a color palette. Annie, at that point, had already decided her room would be pink. She applied a base coat of white paint. Then she sponge-painted several shades of pink. I love how the white shows through. Finally, she selected a darker color and, using a paint brush, speckled the frame.
The teacher also led the class on the creation of a watercolor to be placed inside the frame. Although Annie found imperfections with her painting, I was in awe of its beauty. I learned that, although we may think artistic talent is something we are born with (or without), there is much we can learn about art simply by taking a class and trying.
So the next time you are at a garage sale, check out the frames and envision them transformed.