So last week I should have been getting ready for a show that I was doing in Redlands for the weekend. But instead I was super excited about doing a little girl project. When I received the email asking me if I would do a piece for a 3 year old girl that loves horses, dancing, and has a room that's bubblegum pink, lime green and turquoise, I have to admit I was less than excited. It was the horse thing. I just didn't know how I was going to get a horse incorporated into a piece of my girly art. I told her I needed a couple of days to think about it. So I thought about it and just wasn't feeling it. Then I went to the store. THE scrapbook store. The store that is so crowded with aisles of paper that sometimes I knock things off the racks just turning around. And there it was, in the very back, a stand with cowgirl and cowboy stuff. So cute! Colors perfect! So I grabbed a couple of sheets for inspiration then pulled the solid colors mentioned above. I knew I had enough printed papers in those colors but I couldn't resist the pink paper with xoxo's in lime and turquoise. And of course how could I not buy some sort of princess paper, right?
Upon arriving home, I cut out some of the horses and started arranging paper to see exactly which ones I would use. I spent about 2 hours before I decided. It was so much fun, trying to get in that little 3 year olds head! So I continued to play, using crepe paper ruffles, buttons, rhinestones, ribbons and bows, and all kinds of girly embellishments for this little cowgirl until I felt satisfied. I think what made it so much fun was that I felt like that little girl playing paperdolls once again. Too fun!
When I finished playing, I promptly went to the computer and sent out the email that yes, I could fit it into my schedule this month!