It’s true. I like to pin things on Pinterest; and probably not unlike many women who use pinterest, I have also deluded myself in to thinking that I’m crafty. In earnest, I’m a unique hybrid of ambitious and lazy.
Allow me to explain.
The Inspiration: Delicate Artwork To Honor Your Home State
The Harpster Home wordpress blog did a post about how their heart was in Ohio and they would commemorate the state with art. Her artwork was later pinned on to, as NPR’s described Pinterest, social media’s newest darling.
That’s where I saw this image with the description, “finally a tutorial on how to do it!” Well, I can do that, I thought.
Instructions? Nah, More Like Suggestions.
Enter lazy, stage left.
I did not actually proceed to the tutorial until I had returned from the craft store with the materials I thought I would need and by then it was too late.
Materials You Should Not Buy
You will see pictured here: canvas, corkboard, hot glue gun, pins, thread and an adult beverage. Contrast that to a piece of wood that needs to be sanded down, primed and painted, a hammer, nails and string.
Step 1: [Image Not Available] Reinforcing The Canvas
I knew, but was not phased, that the pins would fall right through the canvas and so before any real work could begin I cut the corkboard to size and wedged it behind the canvas. Hot glue kept the boards from sliding around back there.
Step 2: Cut Out the State and Start Pinning
As with all my projects, this has a promising start.
Step 3: Remove The Template And Convince Yourself That This Might Still Work Out
Doubt is starting to trickle in as I wonder how these crooked pins are going to affect the integrity of the artwork. Oh well. Onward!
Step 4: You’ve Got To Have Art
As Those Damn Yankees taught me, You’ve Got To Have Heart: You’ve gotta have hope/Mustn’t sit around and mope/Nothin’s half as bad as it may appear.
Step 5: Carefully Thread The Pins With, Uh, Thread
Hey, that’s not half bad. Let’s do it two more times! – says a glutton for punishment.
Show & Tell: California, Arizona and Maryland as State Pin Art
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