Then one day my nieces and nephews came over and pulled out the pack of acrylic paints and asked if they could use it. I just so happened to clean out my garden earlier that week and had these two old metal lizard garden hangings on the kitchen table. Their color was washed out and the rust began to eat at the top layer - perfect candidates for a recycling public service announcement.
An hour later, we finished the two lizards with two completely new designs using every possible color in the pack. Not only do they look awesome hanging along my backyard fence, whenever someone notices the colorful adornments I get to say, "I painted that!"
Last week, when my nieces and nephews saw the lizards for the first time they claimed ownership of the artistry. They each insisted to have contributed a design decision or color selection. "I did the dots!" "I painted the blue zig zags!"
Looks like we're going to have to teach these kids about plagiarism and professional etiquette soon.
So, what has your writer's block produced that was totally unexpected? I would never have thought about restoring these decorations if it wasn't for that itching need to create something.
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