This project grew from disparate things:
- Paint pens from a going-out-of-business sale
- A badly-painted “freebie” Christmas decoration
- An online ad for an outrageously-priced eyeglasses holder
- Recurring incidents of “lost” or knocked-around glasses
Despite lumps of epoxy and nicks in the paint, it had promise. Its weighted legs meant it wasn’t going to fall over when I bumped the nightstand, and its well-felted feet meant no worries about setting it on furniture.
It was a perfect project for brain-frying quarantine, particularly during the dreary days of flooding rain. I laid out junkmail flyers on the table next to my daily workspace. Between bouts of staring at the screen, I played around with the paint pens.
It took me roughly four weeks to finish.
Voila! A deer for all seasons.