Friday, June 26, 2009
I can't begin to tell you how happy it makes me that I can take the plunge without spending a cent or worse yet standing in line at the paint counter. Who among us doesn't have a quart-of-paint-kinda-project on the list?! And PROMISE me you won't request anything in the white, cream or taupe color palettes. No worries, it's free color!
Monday, June 22, 2009
...but they are perfect enough for this. Another personal milestone. Wonder what I'll sew next.
Monday, June 15, 2009
sign specifics: I cut a piece of soft pine (approx. 12" x 8" x 1-1/2" ); pencil transferred the house numbers and freehanded the flower border; dremeled the border to add some dimension; then...
...painted with rich red, green and brown tones to compliment their house. Three layers of heavy duty shellac will protect it from the elements.
I finished just in the nick of time for them to take home when departing this morning. My Dad will be attaching hooks so that this can hang on a lamp post. Now I'm reminded that our house number sign could use a restoration job after hanging outside for 10 years. Added to the list.
It has been awhile since I've stirred up sawdust and worked with wood so it was a fun project. Now I'm eager to get back to other endeavors including finishing up a few soon-to-be published articles. Details in the upcoming months! ; )
Monday, June 8, 2009
Our little Penny is the runt of the litter. She's a precious little thing half the size of her other three-month-old siblings.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
rainbows by Nora age 4 (watercolor)
These three artists are excited to attend Summer's Opening finally happening this Friday, June 5th. After another successful year of study, they've produced an abundance of work fit for our humble gallery a.k.a. refrigerator. Ice cream and refreshments will be served. Yes, almost there...