At first, I wasn’t going to participate in this one because I didn’t think I had any interesting photos of paint to blog about. Then, as my screensaver of photos popped up, I saw the below image and reconsidered.
At first glance, can you tell me what you think it is?
We paint many things to give old things a new coat; a new life. Sometimes we paint the outside of our homes. We paint inside our homes. Maybe we paint floors, ceilings and walls.
If you have kids, you’re likely painting the walls often.
We paint items that are scratched or to change the colour of them, so that they match our desired decor.
Some people scour every garage sale and yard sale in their vicinity to find items that they can refinish or paint. They sometimes keep them, or sometimes sell them for a much higher price. One person’s garbage is another person’s treasure, so the saying goes.
Women often “paint” themselves, to enhance their natural beauty. Face, hair, nails, you name it. Others don’t bother. The end goal is the same, to present a more beautiful version of ourselves to the world.
Another way we reinvent ourselves is if/when we make New Year’s resolutions. Part of my personal New Year’s resolutions have been realized. I got out of a bad situation in the workforce and moved on to something more rewarding. It was, and remains a risk. A good one.
My other New Year’s resolution, to slim down a bit, has not happened yet, and I’ve set a new goal to begin this fall. I have a major weakness for wine and homemade nachos (not necessarily together – everyone knows beer goes better with nachos!). So, I’ve begun taking some small steps to move toward that goal.
So have you guessed what that photo is of?
If you guessed the soap from a car wash, you would be right! I loved seeing the various colours, purple, blue, yellow. It’s so interesting. Why is it coloured that way? I turned to one of my best friends, Google, and asked this question. The answer is not as interesting as the colours themselves; it turns out it’s merely for visual effect only.
Oh well, it’s still pretty, isn’t it?