A few years back before I moved to Georgia, my sister and I spent the night over at my aunt’s house. In order to keep us entertained she bought some painting materials (paint, paint brushes, easels, and canvases). She gave us the option of painting whatever we wanted or painting something she learned to paint in a previous art class. My sister and I chose the option of learning to paint what she painted because it looked really pretty and cool. My aunt then went through all the steps one by one and helping us along the way with anything we needed. Our paintings didn’t turn out the way we wanted them to but no one paints the same and we all can’t be good at everything. Even though our paintings did not turn out the way we wanted them to, we had a lot of fun spending time with our aunt and learning to paint something new. I have never painted on a canvas before that day so I thought it was cool to see my work on something real.
The reason I decided to tell you this story is because I wanted to share with you what I decided to do with those paintings. When I moved to Georgia my mom decided to decorate the house a little more, including my room. We were looking through the things I already owned that we could use to decorate my room and we found the paintings. My mom bought each painting a frame and we hung them up in the room. Even though they weren’t master pieces, we still hung them up. If you think about it, anything can become art. Duchamp proved this when he put his name on a toilet and he instantly became a famous artist for this. I decided to use my sister’s painting as well to add some contrast in colors. My room is now a mixture of styles due to the mixture of paintings, furniture, and other details. I still like it though because it’s very me, I’m different and I have a lot of different styles.