Sunday, January 22, 2012

I'm on Pinterest

Why am I not blogging? What is eating up all my time and keeping me from creating art, getting enough sleep and causing me to ignore my husband and Grizzly?

 Pinterest. IF you have not joined this FREE website, you DO NOT know what you are missing. I had several friends tell me about it but didn't understand the entire concept.

 Finally I had my friend help me get onto it. It is amazing and so much fun. It is filled with inspiration and ideas for any aspect of your life. Like art? Look at Pinterest. Like gardening? Check out Pinterst.
Like crowns or cooking or funny sayings or dogs or vampires or jewelry or... I could go on and on. OH, I almost forgot! How about DIY projects or cemetery concrete angels or crows? There is no end!

So do yourself a favor and  check it out. I will get back on my regular blogging schedule soon, as soon as I get off of Pinterest!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Use for old windows and ceiling tiles

Finally! We figured out what to put on that tall wall behind the sofa! 
First I reprinted all the above photos in black and white at Kinko's. The old
window frames (above) made great repurposed picture frames.

The brown shelf was purchased at Mount Dora's "Renniger's Flea Market". 
Chuck mounted picture hanger's on the back of the window frames.

The photos are mounted with clear tape. Cut very small, even sized pieces of tape, 
mount one piece in each of the 4 corners. 
Burnish down well with your finger nail.

 These plaques were way too small by themselves on the wall. I had old rusty ceiling tins (also purchased at Mount Dora) and Chuck cut out two equal sized squares and mounted them onto 
wooden frames. Next he mounted the plaques onto the center of the ceiling tiles. Now hanging on the wall between the other two, they have more "presence". 

This was originally a framed old poster. The wooden frame was a reddish color and the matting was also red. I painted the mat beige (using a small sponge roller) and next painted the frame black. The photo of Ryan was originally a color print and I had it reprinted in black and white so the entire wall worked together. Lastly, the rusty hanger on the top of the picture was part of an old fence.
I'm very happy with how it turned out, 
just wish the pictures of the overall project were better!

Putting it all away

Happy New Year! 
Today, January 1st 2012, I spent the day putting away Christmas, 2011. 
As much as I love all the decorations, I'm always more than ready to put it all away again. 
I think everyone is like that. 
It's like we need to get back to some degree of normal.

 So I have piles of 'Christmas' on top of every empty table I can locate.

The picture above is a glass base of a candle holder.
This is the one candle that I'm leaving the snow and crystal covered branches on. I'm leaving it out through the winter months. Brrrrr.... that snowy winter that we have here in South Florida... Okay, so it's just reminding me of winter everywhere else, but I like the way it looks.

This is what's left of the crystal tree.

Grizzly's look of confusion. Or is this "What biscuit?"
I think Griz is saying, in a very sincere  way...
"Have a very happy New Year!"