How do elephants and dictionary pages go together? I thought I would show you a piece of art I created using a hollow interior door, vintage dictionary pages, and acrylic paint. I was inspired to start using these interior doors for my canvases after I found four or five laying around in my garage. I previously had these doors hinged together to use as a painted back drop for my booth at the Southern Women’s Show. (If you are not familiar with this Trade Show, it is a wonderful way to get your name out to literally thousands of people over a four day period). Well, since I was thinking of painting an elephant I knew I wanted a large canvas to paint on. When I spied the doors out in the garage I had a ah-ha moment. This is where Mr. Understanding comes in. When he heard I wanted to cut the doors in half and then somehow seal up the cut end…. being the understanding man he is and did I mention a carpenter to boot, I had two nice “canvases” to go in no time. They are light weight, smooth and a nice size for larger paintings. I got busy painted the background several colors, decoupaged on some vintage dictionary pages and started painting baby El. Next time you are wanting to start a painting project take a look around your home and maybe you will find an out of the ordinary canvas.