We recently had a workshop competition and Lisa Blackwell was the winner receiving a free workshop and this feature blog post.
The challenge was to share one or more projects displayed in their home or garden and then enter with a photo.
So, Lisa picked this crate she made back in August for home decor. I remember her telling me it wasn’t one of her favorite projects but once she got it home everything changed.
I think sometimes we forget a box by itself is just a box but when a few elements are added it becomes much more.
Imagine my surprise when she submitted this crate and if I remember correctly her color pallet was coffee bean, spanish moss and buttercream from Dixie Belle Paint.
She mentioned, when she signed up for this class she wasn’t even crazy about creating this one but agreed who doesn’t like building, painting and fellowship?
This box became one of her favorite projects right away, she said, “I love the raw wood on the bottom as well as the size and versatility. Carole suggested layering the flower stencil on the back and I think it’s perfect.”
“I currently use it on my dining table stuffed with thrift store finds and with the holidays quickly approaching, this crate could easily display a small tree and pine cones.”
I’d say this box is going to look even more amazing once the holidays arrive.
Here we have a few more of her projects she’s made this past year.
Here’s the thing about Lisa, she started coming to our workshops from the very beginning when we were at The Mill in Cooper. She just kept showing up every month, sometimes with friends and sometimes by herself but she was always there.
Robert and I have watched her creativity blossom over the last year and she even mentioned, “I think I may have an addiction to the Make and Take Workshops!” Sounds like a pretty good addiction to me.
In her words she says, “The Make and Take Workshops are my favorite, a coworker and I try to schedule one a month.” Carole provides an example for us to follow, sometimes we follow and sometimes we take off on our own creative journey. I always love the project I take home, Robert and Carole are the best project guides.
Wasn’t that sweet? It really say’s a lot about what happens at a Workshop; if you haven’t been to one well you’ve been missing out.
NOTE: All Photo credit goes to Lisa Blackwell.