Simple Daisy Painting

 photo daisypainting5_zps27d8bd05.pngA few years back, I bought this wooden decorative sign at a thrift store. At the time, I didn’t have much to hang on the walls, so I thought I could just paint something over it. I never could decide what to paint, so I ended up hanging it as it was, even though I didn’t like it.

 photo daisypainting1_zps64d1b158.png When we moved, it took me a few months to unpack all the pictures and decorations, and it wasn’t until this summer that I finally unpacked this piece. There was already a nail in the kitchen cabinet, waiting for something to hang, so I hung it there, still undecided on what to paint.

Then one Saturday morning, when I was sipping my cup of tea and probably finishing off a boiled egg, I realized that my house had a sad lack of daisies.

Daisies have been my favorite flower for as long as I can remember. It’s quite possible that Meg Ryan’s character in You’ve Got Mail started me down my daisy-loving path, or that I was already daisy-inclined, and she just pushed me over the edge. Either way, I agree with her whole-heartedly that daisies are the friendliest flowers.
 photo daisypainting2_zpsbe0488da.png I’m not very talented at painting things free-handed, or designing my own paintings, so I decided to go super basic. Just a light green background with one white daisy.
 photo daisypainting3_zpsc97f8120.png My daisy took very little time & effort, so it made an excellent afternoon craft. I used acrylic paint and cheap Hobby Lobby brushes, nothing fancy here!
 photo daisypainting4_zps4df546bd.pngI think it adds a nice splash of color to my kitchen, and it’s simple enough that I could probably hang it anywhere else in the house if I wanted to.

I usually do bigger craft projects, like involved sewing projects or complicated, precisely copied paintings. When I start in on projects like that, I end up taking months to finish because I’m easily sidetracked by fun new ideas. This was a good quick project that helped me get the craft-need out of my system, and it was encouraging to finish a project that I’d only dreamed up that morning.
 photo daisypainting6_zps0261200e.pngHopefully this project inspires you to get a little crafty, too!

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Lisa Kieklak

Co-Founder at The Helpmates
Explorer & adventurer - mostly through scratches of ink on a page - I enjoy my husband, our twin boys, our boisterous German shepherd, and strive to live for the glory of God.

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