Something has definitely changed in me the past two years. The old me would have NEVER agreed to speak at Becoming. I didn’t have the self confidence, courage or strength it took to try new things or to take risks. These days I can’t wait to get out of bed and see what the day has in store. I can’t wait for the conference, I am going to go and give it all that I’ve got. I may fail miserably, women may laugh at me, Jen and Jenny may regret asking me to speak. BUT what if I do a good job!?!? What if I inspire one person to go home and paint a piece of furniture or make something out of recyclables! What if I leave there feeling a sense of accomplishment and feeling proud of myself for attempting something new and scary.
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that this transformation that I am going though started the same time I began a real relationship with God. I’m not preaching, I just want to share what is going on in my life. For someone like me to even agree to speak at a conference just wouldn’t have happened two years ago. These days I’m not scared, I am excited. I’m not anxious, I am peaceful. I’m not overwhelmed, I am content. I’m more creative, confident, strong, happy, and simple. This is why I have agreed to do something soooooo outside my box.
I haven’t had a lot of time in the garage or my sewing room this summer to paint and work on all the projects that I wanted to tackle. Two kids and now a puppy (Dixie May, the most beautiful Basset Hound puppy you will ever see) have taken most of my attention this summer. I wanted to have a lot of before and after examples to take to the conference. So far here are a few examples of turning trash into treasure……..
|I bought these matching stools at Metrolina for $20.00. I painted the right one with chalk paint (Duck Egg) and then used dark wax. The fabric is a vintage chenille bedspread.|