I grabbed some glasses on the cheap as well as the recommended Martha Stewart Gilding paint in brass and gold, my paint brushes and we were ready to go! We sat down with grand plans to paint gorgeous polka dots, simple stripes, and classy cool designs... what happened was nearly the exact opposite. It started with my mother's first glass. She intended to write Merry Christmas and it somehow turned into "Me heart Merry Christmas", which left my sister and I in stitches. To be honest, to us, the paint was sort of difficult to work with and obviously takes practice to get somewhat right. Perhaps we didn't have the perfectionism in us that night or perhaps the world needed a "Me Heart" series of glasses... but our desire to get the glasses just right ended promptly when my Mother decided her nails needed to be painted and started combining both the nail polish and gilding paint. That is when I knew anything serious was out the window and running far, far away from us. So much for a blog post about how I come from a long line of amazing crafters, look what we did!
My Mom literally finished her Me heart Merry Christmas glass and her nail polish number, then apparently lost interest in what we were doing, left the room and watched her recorded Christmas SNL. My sister and I proceeded to pump out all manner of ridiculous glasses to that everyone who attended our Holiday dinner would have the opportunity to drink from something amazing. I think the fumes from the paint (yes, there were fumes) drove my sister to write something in Hebrew, I painted what I called the "Me Heart" series and also a glass that said "Who Invited Linda?" Linda is my mother.
While this did not go exactly as I had planned, one thing is for certain... we had an awesome time. We laughed and enjoyed each other's company so I would say that it was $16 well spent. At our holiday dinner, everyone had a good laugh at our ridiculous glasses and surprisingly a couple of people even drank from them (not to worry, we washed them prior to use). So I would say that while this was an epic crafting fail it was an awesome memory making experience worthy of a blog post.
What do you think of our artistic venture?