Things get dropped, or knocked or bumped all the time. Sometimes they crack, or smash or break. When it’s something you love, it’s tragic. But, when it’s not easily repaired, I am NOT a fan of gluing it back together and then keeping what is essentially damaged goods just for the sake of sentimentality. I know it sounds harsh, but who needs a vase that can’t hold water or a dish that can’t be used? Chances are it’s lost any value, too, so I usually say, kiss it up to god(dess) and let it go.
However, my friend had a little baseball figurine that he loved since childhood. He had big dreams of passing it onto his son, when it accidentally got knocked off a table and broke into large, but devastating pieces.
He was at a loss and ready to toss it, but this, I feel was something worth fixing. With the disclaimer that I am no art restorer, I took on the task. I got some epoxy, and pulled out the acrylic paints and went to work. It’s not perfect, but I hope it brings both my friend and his sweetest son years of joy. Xo.Childhood Memories, Epoxy, Figurines, Fragile, Repairs, Thoughts and Tips, Toys