Learnings from painting a table
After a long summer, my table project is finished! I did not think it would be a 3 month undertaking once I began painting, but here we are. Here are a few learnings from creating this table now that I have crossed the finish line:
- It's not that you don't have time, it's that you are prioritizing other things. I could have probably finished this project faster, but some days I just was not motivated to paint. I chose to do other tasks like playing video games with my roommate. Curse you Smash Ultimate you are too fun
- Even if you think you will suck at something, it may be worth it just to give it a shot. I always saw my mom as the artistic one in the family. I told myself "I will never have that kind of skill". While I am not at her level by any means, look what I was able to do with some hard work! I am pretty proud with how this turned out. I am not lying when I said I have never painted anything seriously outside of a high school art class in my life.
- Mixing black paint into another color darkens it fast.....
- Thinking about my life as a whole, I probably should only have a few big projects at a time. Because I was working on this table, I got behind on my video editing, and I barely blogged. It was a good learning experience for me on time management. I do plan on writing more now that the table is done!
Hope you enjoyed my short spew of thoughts! I am certainly looking forward to getting back into writing again now that I have completed this summer project. In the meantime, here are some more pictures of the table.
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Until next time!