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How The Painted Pinecone Came To Be

I consider my upbringing to be pretty unique, with both my parents being very talented when it comes to crafting.

Simple Beginnings

I especially liked art classes throughout my elementary and high school career. Funny thing, my fourth-grade teacher was going to give me a “C” for a grade in art. Parent-Teacher conferences came around she came across some sketches in my desk from one of those drawing classes on the PBS TV station. She had no idea that I could draw, but decided that my lack of participation in the standard fourth-grade art curriculum was because I was bored. Well, mom is a painter herself, had to agree that maybe I was a chip off the old block. As a result, she crossed out the “C” and gave me an “A.”

Taking a Practical Course in Life

Being old school, we were taught to take the practical path that would earn a living. So dreams of being an artist just weren’t in the cards. They still aren’t if you talk to my parents. They keep insisting that I need to get a job and not sit on my computer all day. But I think it’s time for me to do what I was meant to do.

I don’t want to follow my mother’s painting as she did back in the day. She wanted to paint and make a living at it, but life said no, she had to take care of her husband, kids, and home. The painting was not part of that, and she stopped just when she was starting to get good. That left an impression on me, and I gave up before I even got started. Any type of art was to be a hobby and a hobby only.

Learn Different Crafts With Me

Now that I have been doing crafts as a hobby for what seems like forever, I want to continue to learn how to do even more and branch out into many many mediums. These past few months, I have decorated wine bottles, relearned macrame, and made gnomes into bottle toppers, table toppers, and ornaments.

At the same time, I would like to show you how I came up with these different types of crafts. Even the ones that fail. There are so many ways to do so many things, and I want to show you how I came up with different ideas, as well as how different things just didn’t work. What better way to learn from mistakes than to watch me first and then not do it? Right?

Anyway, I hope that if you learn anything from me is that it’s okay to try something new.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below, and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Carrie

The Painted Pinecone

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