I love weekends like this one. Not only do I have the time, energy and enthusiasm (thank you Starbucks coffee for the energy and Tammy at Paper Niche for the enthusiasm) I have a few ideas.
It's early Sunday morning and I have my whole day in front of me. Above is a project that I'm working on, along with several others of girls with animals on their shoulders. I really like this idea and I think that the sweet ladies in my class will like to do it too. Not only do we get to do faces, we get to play with animals art too. Finally, (after months of none) I have a plan!
Here is a trick I've discovered. Or maybe it's not a trick, just something I've realized. Photos of your art show things you may not notice on the actual painting. Example, her hair looks really weird on the left page. [ I was trying to correct a mistake when the page tore up. ] Now, because of this photo, I see it needs more work...
Grizzly thinks it's too early to start. He thinks he needs to sleep in a little longer.
Then again, he will be in this same position all day.
I have on some good, scary entertainment.
This is part of the second project I will be working on.
The third project is still a thought.
This is my vacuum cleaner. It has been sitting over there, just out of my line of sight for 3 days. I know that today I should be cleaning and cooking, but my creative side has taken over.
As you go up the stairs, there was this "dead space" (as Chuck fondly referred to it) that was
also known as the "library". heeheehee library... who am I kidding?
Anyway, it held an exercise machine and books. I needed the space ~ so now, as you go upstairs and head right, tucked away in the small space, is my new art studio.
The new flea market chandelier hangs above the art table.
(see following post about the flea market chandelier)
I'm going to really 'over do it' with more crystals... lots and lots...
Everything in our house is rustic. I need a little "fancy" :)
The view to the right with the balcony overlooking the living room.
My next plan is to make a "L" shape with work tables. I'm looking for a
hollow door (or something free) to put up on any kind of two supports.
Anything cheap will do to hold more working space.
Looks like next weekend is "dumpster diving"!
View to the left. I have some great shelves here to hold supplies.
Hopefully, I can get the carpet out (we put it in, when we built the house in 1979) and have
some (fake) wood floors installed.
Looking for a second table about this size...
This is my sister Kathy, in a jar... She came upstairs with my supplies
and of course the chicken came too.
These are some upcoming projects and finished stuff too.
Always surrounded by some angels...
and few other "flying" friends...
hmmmmmm, not so attractive...
This was the other project this weekend. This pillow (above) was from a couch (also from 1979) that is also upstairs. The couch is very comfortable, but also very dated looking. I've decided to try my hand at furniture recovering. I love the look of linen and white so I'm in process of making pillow covers. Next is to cover the sofa. The pillow (below) is the first finished pillow.
Hey! I like it! And NO pattern! I felt like an engineer trying to figure out how to
put all these pieces together! One pillow down, 6 more to go, plus the couch.
My brother is in town from the Philippines with my niece, Kelly. He decided to go visit friends for the night and Kelly and I got some real "girl" time. I had boys not girls!!! What do I do with a little girl? But my friend recommended what I do best, an art weekend.
Kelly was totally on board, she loves to journal and paint!
My friend also recommended a trip to the makeup store, after all, what girl doesn't like a lip gloss?
Next, I did what I love to do and that's take photos. Time for a "America's Next Top Model" photo shoot. Wash and blow dry the hair, use that new lip gloss, set up the "Top Model" fans to blow the hair 'model style' and .... What fun we had!!!!
Kelly loved it and she is so photogenic!
Of course we made prints of some of the photos because it's Father's Day.
We needed a gift for daddy!
Time for our next project.
We made her dad a picture frame, made from (mosaic tiles) polymer clay and put in one of the photos. It turned out beautiful.
I've wanted to paint on canvas's for a very long time.
I don't know... maybe I believe that a "real" artist paints on canvas, make believe artists paint on something that can be thrown away more easily. I just couldn't seem to get over the fear.
After my recent trip to Georgia my friend made me paint on canvas's (eeekk) and I did it.
I did it.
Then I got home and got out all my paint, bought some canvas's and there it all sat in a pile. I tried to paint something but I got tied up in knots. So I called her and complained that once I separated from her (I lost my muse) and could no longer paint anything.
Her suggestion was "Pretend it's one of your journal pages."
The above photo was taken in the Newnan, Georgia cemetery.
The following photos were all taken at the Oakland Cemetery,
in Atlanta, Georgia.
One of my 'bucket list' desires is to buy a vintage pull behind trailer. Id dress it up in shabby chic whites, creams and beige's with a hanging crystal chandelier over the table. I'd load it up with my art supplies and camera and travel around the United States painting, visiting friends (and making new ones) see the country and visit as many cemeteries as possible to take pictures of the angels.