Guys, I fixed it!!!

comments: 33

I can't believe it worked! But I took your advice and a) walked away, b) took it down to the art supply store and showed those guys (and we all totally busted out laughing) and they helped me get some more paint colors and gave me advice, and then I c) turned it upside down, d) redid the whole face, and then e) redid half of it again. Don't get me wrong, it's not awesome, but I think she actually looks human! Progress! Thank you!

Tomorrow I'll upload the photos I took and we can all pee in our pants laughing. This is a good one.

I love painting!!! ;-)


I look foreward to it!
Glad you didn't give up! x

Yay, congratulations! I can't wait to see it - I'm sure it looks great.

That upside down trick is amazingly effective isn't it? You might like to check out the classic "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain".

You are too funny! I can't wait to see it!

Way to go! You crack me up! I can't wait to see it!

This has nothing to do with your post, but I want whatever that yummy looking dessert is is that's in your banner :~)

Marla Cain says: October 20, 2009 at 06:29 PM

Aaah redemption! Way to persevere, Alicia! I knew you'd figure it out!

Clapping my hands, yelling, "hooray!"

Yay! And funny too about the encounter with the art supply folks!

Yay! Can't wait to see it.

yeah! that's inspirational.

mlle paradis says: October 20, 2009 at 07:28 PM

Turning it upside down works everytime. We look forward to seeing the result!

I'll be here with Depends on!

Yay! Congratulations! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Upside down is the ticket - my kids swear by it! Nice save.

Wonderful!! That is my favorite part of crafting... the wrecking, then fixing!

Well done! I never would have asked for help, so you're braver than me!

Glad you got it sorted and are back on track. Can't wait to see the results.

Good for you! How awesome is that to have an expert, or just another set of eyes, to look at your work and help you get unstuck. Can't wait to see it!

Upside down? I haven't heard of this trick before.

So glad it worked out and can't wait to see the finished product.

Oh, I'm so glad you were able to fix it. I'm especially glad that you were able to regain your joy and enthusiasm. Can't wait to see it.

You are too funny for words. Can't wait to see how it turned out, but I'm sure it is smashing, what with your mad skills and your niece's beautiful face.

Hooray! :D And it's fun that you guys all cracked up at the art store.

YAY!!! So glad you went back to it. Can't wait to see the photos. I love how you describe your emotional reactions to your projects. Makes me feel like I am there with you. Can I be there with you? Could I visit your magical house and make pretty things with you and play with Clover? I guess I'll have to stay here at my job so I can pay for calico and embroidery floss...

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About Alicia Paulson


My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at




Since August of 2011 I've been using a Canon EOS 60D with an EF 18-200mm kit lens and an EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens.