Thursday, June 13, 2013


While these are in no way Before and After photos, I took a few pics of the progress on the ole fixer-upper/ humble abode.  After we moved to San Diego I came across an antique french chair and sofa at a consignment store.  Before photos here.   I painted them a fresh white and had them reupholstered.  Just got the sofa back and I'm in love!!!!  I placed it right in front of the new floor to ceiling built-in bookshelves my MacGyver made from Ikea Billy bookcases (and some chewing gum and a couple coat know how he is)!

I found that adorable orange side table at HomeGoods for less than $100.   I had a death grip on that puppy.

 Here's my two newest paintings.  The large one is called Spring Rain and the the smaller one on the bookshelf is from my last post.  It just hit me that my last two paintings are about rain; something I rarely see these days.  Hmmm?  On another note, do you say bookshelves or bookcases?  I flip back and forth.

Now it's time to make the pillows.  But no surprise that I've got three big projects going on so it'll be awhile before I am done.  Got my stack of potential fabrics and the start to this quiltie pillow.

So there you have it; another peek into a corner of my world.  Thanks for stopping by.  And as we said in Nashville, "Ya'll come back now, ya hear?"

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


I just finished recoating six canvases after six very bad attempts at some abstract mumble jumble.  So before I was tempted to commit seppuku with my paintbrushes I HAD to paint something recognizable.  ...QUICK.


I remembered that my friend Victoria Findlay Wolfe posted a rainy day image that was calling my name.  I got Vic's blessing and dove right in.  It turned out to be just the therapy I needed.  I painted around the sides and popped it in this frame.  Still experimenting with my signature.  Printing vs. cursive.  I was in a printing mood after making the PIZZA sign. 

We've been very busy on the fixer-upper.  Had to clean up for out of town company but upon their departure we decided to tear up a new area of the house.  I imagine if our guests stayed too long we'd be tempted to remodel them.  I guess it's just what we do.


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