Mirror Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? Mirror Mirror, who created you? Mirror Mirror on the wall you were my art therapy for the day. In my opinion, Marilyn Bean, creator of Miss Lillian’s No-Wax Chock Paint is the fairest and most creative designer of the many products she carries. She has quite a long list: Chock Paint, Metallic Paint, Metallic Glaze: Precious Gems, Hippy Days Glaze, Swamp Mud, Metal Reactive Kits, Antique Glazes, Gel Stains, Embellishing Butter, Gilding Jewels, Crackle, Image Transfer Cream, Hemp Oil, MOO Milk Paint, Southern Rust and I am sure more to come as the year 2017 will allow.
The creator of this beautiful mirror is Teresa Tallent Davis. She used, Willow Dream Chock Paint followed by Hippy Daze Glaze in Un-Teal We Meet Again, topped with another Hippy Daze Glaze of Crystal Blue Persuasion, in certain areas, from Miss Lillian’s line to complete the look of this gorgeous, now one-of-a-kind mirror.
Another of her creations and what a way to loose yourself with all those beautiful colors!
Sometimes we think events are by chance, but when you step back and take a look at the different reflections in the mirror, you realize people are put in the same circles for a reason. Although, some may come and go in our social circles before it is complete, it is then you have an “aha”moment and realize just how special the people in your circle are to you. In one of my very special social circles is Marilyn Bean, Sandra Schmidt, and Teresa Tallent Davis.
I met Teresa through a student, now close friend, Sandra Schmidt, who introduced us on a painting forum on Facebook. We all became great friends very quickly. I learned though Sandra that Teresa was disabled and striving to supplement her income using her creative talent through painting and flipping furniture. During this time, I became a retailer for Miss Lillian’s No-Wax Chock Paint and was fortunate to be able to meet Marilyn Bean. I can’t say enough good things about her. She is one of the best wholesalers, in her industry, BECAUSE her vendors are #1 and she takes very good care of us. She is one of the most genuine people I have ever met and I truly admire her authenticity.
One day in a conversation with Marilyn, Teresa’s name came up as I was telling Marilyn about her situation. In our conversation, I expressed how I felt paint and creativity are such an important part of one’s inner healing as well as expression. For me, artistic creativity is so powerful, whether it is painting a canvas, furniture, sewing, photography, or doodling. It can stir your soul, make you laugh, cry, or arouse your sense of smell and thoughts. It also creates a specific mood or takes you on a journey you never thought possible.
Marilyn and I feel the same about Art Therapy and she shared with me that paint saved her during her battle with Cancer, something Marilyn, Sandra and I all unfortunately have in common. Sandra also was drawn to painting during her battle with Cancer twenty one years ago.
With that being said, Marilyn said, “I think Teresa needs a healing and supplemental box so she can immerse herself with the flow of creativity”. I couldn’t wait until Teresa got her Art Therapy box. I think I heard her squeal all the way from Florida to Arkansas. It wasn’t long until I got a phone call, text, email, and pictures of her first project using Miss Lillian’s Products exclusively, THE MIRROR!
I haven’t met Teresa in person. We communicate through email correspondence and we’ve spoken a few times on the phone, but it is as though I have known her for a very long time. She is very talented with her artistic vision and I am very glad Sandra brought us all together. We do what we do to make or supplement our income, but in order to thrive we need to know we are making a difference to those around us through our Art.
Thank you Marilyn for your vision and for those lifesaving packages that you are sending to those who find comfort through Art Therapy.
The best explanation I can find is a quote by Shakespeare;
“Though this be madness, yet there is method in it.” – William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
I wanted to add another one of Teresa’s beautiful finishes because it really was another day of therapy. She found this piece that someone was going to throw away.
Was that meant to be there for her to paint? I believe, don’t you? It was time for another creation for a beautiful transformation from being lost, lonely and thrown to the curb but found by someone who would love her and transform her into something beautiful. Then another miracle, someone that Teresa hadn’t seen in a long time was working across the street and came over to ask her if he could charge his phone. He saw the curb side chest in it’s transformation and was so taken he bought it. Now she will truly be loved and adorned by even another person. That is where it is (AT)-ArtTherapy.
I will let Teresa Tallent Davis complete the rest of the story.