I bought a pig. Ok, it’s a picture of a pig. I like pigs. They’re cute. And smart. Apparently, they are just as intelligent as dogs, and their problem-solving abilities rival that of certain primates. I figured my farm needed such a pig. So, I rescued this one from Homegoods.
The problem with this pig was that it was quartered, like it was ready to be slaughtered and eaten. And I’m a vegetarian. Something had to be done.
So I painted the pig.
It was easy and quick.
I grabbed some leftover tubes of craft paint- black and white. I wanted my pig to be a steely-gray color, so I simply mixed the two paints together until I got my desired hue.
I didn’t think too far in advance for this project (it was a little whimsical), so the only paint brushes I had on-hand were actual paint brushes- like the kind you paint walls and furniture with. A little big for this project but, whatever. Use what you have.
As a began to paint the pig, I quickly realized I would need a smaller brush. So, because I don’t have functional-fixedness, I grabbed a bunch of Q-tips and used them to paint the edges of the pig. Worked like a charm. 🙂
The painting took about 15 minutes.
Since the pig had originally had areas carved out for ears, eyes, and hooves, I wanted to make sure those were visible again. I waited about an hour for the paint to dry and then scraped the paint out of the carved areas with the tip of a screw.
Done and done.
I like this pig. He’s regal and proud, and oh-so-happy that he no longer represents bacon. (Ok, fine, the pig doesn’t think this. I do.)
If there is one take-away from this project, it is this. Whatever you bring into your home, make sure they are a reflection of things you love, have a purpose, and bring you peace. If something does not fit this formula, donate it, toss it, or make it your own.