It has always been my passion;
re-birthing/re-creation /re-purposing ...
turning something that is
old, tired, ugly
into something fresh & useful.
I've been doing that long before it was invented as a 'thing'.
Mostly because I am thrifty.
I think also because it's a deep part of my heritage,
having been raised by a mother who lived through the depression.
I have a 'hoarder' gene.
I came across this little purse at Value Village.
It is brand new.
Handy little spaces inside for a phone and other necessities.
It's got a long strap and a loop where you can attach it to your belt.
I really hate carrying a purse when I'm out and about on a mission.
I generally stuff things into my pockets so I don't have to.
This is small enough, light enough and useful enough
that I think I will give it a shot.
But it is UGLY.
Seriously, downright ugly.
Harvest gold from the 70's.
Not speaking to me.
I bought it anyway.
Step 1: Gesso
Step 2: Think ... what colour does it WANT to be?
|It's actually even uglier in real life.|
|I'm surprised that the gesso has still allowed it to be supple.|
I'm going to give it two coats so that the palette is fresh and bright
to welcome some new colour.