Friday, April 24, 2009
Well, gotta be quick cause I gotta get to bed. Not late at all but I need to get back into the habit of spending some quiet time with the Lord and more time reading the bible. God's been too good to me to stray from seeking Him.
Anyway, tonight I was blessed to see that I got a lot of visits to my website and was particularly curious about a referred site I didn't recognize. So I went to visit it and I was pleasantly surprised to see that a customer had posted some pictures of her faux painting project on her site. I needed to put her pictures on my testimonies' page but haven't the chance yet. I was working on new tools and new faux painting techniques most of the day in addition to giving a quote for a big job.
So I decided to quickly post my customer's picture on this blog so that I can get others to see it. Her walls came out gorgeous and especially the ones I am including on this post. I am including a bit of her letter, too. It's customers like Amanda that make it all worth while and the Lord uses people like her to encourage me to keep going. He knows I would rather be sharing a bible study or visiting orphans and widows but for now, until the time is right, I will stay with the talent He has blessed me with. I love art and I love seeing others succeed in their quest to learn how to faux finish. I hope you like the pictures of Amanda's faux painted walls. Here's a few words she wrote me:
Hi! I emailed you way back about those annoying knockdown walls that are all through my house, and I subsequently bought rather a lot of faux painting supplies from you to take care of that little problem. I thought I would show you that I've been putting them to great use! It's been slow but sure progress, and it's turned out beautifully. I still have three rooms left to do, but I can't wait to show you any longer.
Just today I finished my studio. It's my favorite so far and I HAD to email you and show you that I really have the hang of it now. I know there are a lot of pictures, but I think you'll agree it looks lovely.
If you want to put any of these up on your site, please, feel free! I AM an artist, but I'll tell you that the only time my artistic talent ever came into play was in choosing colors. That was the hardest part. Everything else was so EASY. I think most anyone could pick up the knockdown technique in about twenty minutes. Even painting the ferns was simple. (I did that with a brush, but I gently went over them with a small poofy pad to blur them and break up darker blobs of paint. Not a perfect job, because I was learning as I went, but let me tell you, you step back three feet and any "mistakes" do not show at all.)
I am so happy, and so grateful for your wonderful inventions. This would not have been possible without them, and without you. Everyone who sees what I have done asks how I did it, and everyone who asks gets pointed straight at your site. It's the least I can do.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
-- Amanda Gannon