hello friends! so, i finally got a little break over new years. i had an empty bed and breakfast, the gift shoppe was closed. it was really, really nice.

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 so i took some much needed time for myself. in high school and my freshman year of college i did a lot of drawing and painting. i loved it. every minute of it. and i was good at it to boot.

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since then (and that was 10 years ago!) i haven’t drawn or painted anything. can you believe that!? 10 years! wow. …and yes, i’m a lefty. (shout out to all the other left handed people out there..)

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so last week i was inspired by some beautiful signs i saw here. and i decided that i needed to pick up a paintbrush once again. so i found some wood, got some paint, dug up some inspiration and went crazy!

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i painted five signs and my little kitchen table. now, mind you, it’s just basically text and nothing super fancy, but it feels so good. it’s calming. and i hope it will inspire me to do more. to do what i love.

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i’ll share some of the signs and my table with you next week. so, until then.

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  • Shannon at

    Oooo I can’t wait to see what you created. You’re certainly on a creative little roll here Michael. And I second the profile pic, you’re adorable! The whole blog looks great, especially the header.

    Oh and I went to goodwill looking for candlesticks. They wanted $2 EACH…not for the set. And they were hideous too. I clearly need a new thrift store.

  • Jen@Notes From the Heartland at

    Holy cow….you’ve done it again Michael. Your signs look terrific…and if you tell me you took photos of YOURSELF painting the signs I may shriek and fall over. Seriously. I can’t take a good photo to save my life with this new fangled DSLR…let alone of MY.SELF. PLEASE post when you have your signs in their new homes…can’t wait to see.

  • Michaela at

    Awesome! Isn’t it just the most relaxing thing?? I love painting, too. Can’t wait to see the signs!

  • Kim @ NewlyWoodwards at

    I’m not good at painting at all, but I love to see others do it. I’ve tried a few signs and they all turn out horribly. Looking forward to see painting done right.

  • Leanne at

    Michael thank you so much for dropping by and leaving me that sweet note!! Funny how many people pass through and NEVER do!!?? I appreciate it! I have art/design background and like you, I have gone such a long time without painting…such a shame as it is something I do love…hmmmm…suppose I should go back and read those words on that blog of mine again!
    Also, lately all I think about is making a slipcover for my camera strap…love yours!

  • Curtains In My Tree at

    I just envy talented people who can paint or sing. Bet you can sing also.

    Just stoped by to say Hi I found you on a blog comment page

    Janice

  • Modern Country Lady at

    Hi Michael- thanks for dropping by and leaving me such positive feedback! Now I am doing my blog I find I paint more and am more creative – It’s really good – So I am really happy for you you got the paintbrushes out again – way to go!!
    Happy New year!

  • Modern Country Lady at

    OOOPs sorry I see now I am following you twice- hahaha- well I am Gemini!!Not sure how to undo this — 🙁 sorry

  • hoopty doopty at

    Fabulous. I love that you reconnected with something yo love and are also good at. that’s the whole point. beautiful and looking forward to seeing what you did.
    Such a lovely delight to see you stop my wee blog. cheers for that! love, love, love that you are the inkeeper for a b&b and living your dream, sigh. X

  • eddieross at

    Painting is such a great talent to have!
    Happy new year!
    Xo,
    E&J

  • Leanne at

    check out hgtv.ca…they have the full episode on it. not sure if it will be available to view outside canada…good luck! let me know if you watch it!! i love the new show…i love sarah and i have for a lonnnnng time!

  • liz @ bon temps beignet at

    Michael,
    Can’t wait to see your signs! I love what you did with your globe & your bokeh shots are awesome. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    -your newest follower ;D

  • Splendid Willow at

    Hi Michael, happy new year to you!

    A man with many talents I can see. How fun! (I can’t draw to save my life…).

    I also saw your music sheets paper wreath. How wonderful! I would like to feature it on my blog one of these days.

    ox, Mon

  • In the Heart of Happy at

    Thanks for stopping by to visit today. I too, paint and I understand how wonderful it feels to have a brush in hand…actually it calms me to create in any form, but the brush seems to really calm my heart.

    I became a follower…love your blog. We have many of the same interests.

  • Kathryn Hansen at

    wow…that’s so awesome that after 10 years you were inspired by those signs (love the bee!) to pick up some brushes and paint again!love to hear those kinds of stories!

  • Donna at

    The script looks lovely.. I can’t wait to see what these look like!

  • sunny at

    love the signs!

    I have never painted anything – or hadn’t until a couple months ago. Hadn’t realized how fun painting is or how calming it can be!

    Now I’m going to read your post on sewing as my sister in law just loaned me her sewing machine. It can’t be that difficult, eh?! (or is it??????)

  • Erin at

    Michael, did you free hand all your sign or use stencils?

  • Kari at

    Oh my goodness!! I feel like I have found a kindred spirit! I love all of your decor and much to my surprise almost all of these things are on my list to make or projects already done 🙂 I feel like your kitchen and everything is all of my ideas put to work!

    Kari @

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