Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Yes, that's Barney purple, & NO i didn't do it...
Priming it white... NO FUN at all... I hope to be able to use my girlish way to get the manfriend to finish the job this weekend ☺ (oh come on... you knew THAT was coming). I've got this GREAT turquoise color waiting in the wings...
I also have my next project in the works & let me say, i haven't been this excited for a long time! They are turning out just like the idea in my head & are SOOOO fun to make, i can't wait to get some listed in my etsy shop next week & see if everyone else loves them like i do. I was really working like crazy wed & thurs in the art room & it LOOKS LIKE IT!
i know, my pictures stink, i'm going to blame the lights...
i can't stand to start something new when it's like this, but i def. tend to work more creatively in a disaster!! The manfriend made a ledge for me that you can just barely see in my pics. It's along the back splash of the counter top & gives me this great area to get all my little stuff up & off the work area. He also painted & hung this little vintage shelf for me (the color of this is the color i'm painting 1 of the upstairs bathrooms!).
Look at all that glitter!!! I think that means: a) i have a problem or b) i need to start using more glitter in my artwork AND i have a problem! I LOVE glitter, it's a wonder i'm not a stripper! Glitter, sequins, flocking, micro-beads, glitter flakes.... ♥EYE CANDY♥!!!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Ok, i better get off the computer & back to the art room before my entire day is gone & i'm back at the bus stop waiting for darling daughter (who is LOVING kindergarten, by the way!).
Thursday, September 18, 2008
when i suggested we paint it black, i did get a raise of the eyebrows, but hey... he knows who the designer is around here! The doors on the top didn't have the glass to begin with... another suggestion by moi'! I wanted to be able to showcase my goodies from China. Since I was showing off my international treasures, the manfriend wanted to know if he could show his (international treasures ☺)... He went to the Netherlands several years ago & his "treasures".... beer glasses! A nice mix with the Chinese goodies, wouldn't you say??
well, i'm having some major trouble getting my other pics to load, so i'm going to sign off & try later... i'm headed down to the art room ♥
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
You are all aware of www.etsy.com, right? I've been spreading the word, my 1 little woman crusade! There are just so many creative, talented people on there! I can't believe I'm saying this, but... Christmas is coming! Don't forget to check me out at chinamommy.etsy.com!! My pendants are only $10. I hope to have my next project listed next week.... I'm really excited about this, so i'm off to work on them...☺
more later.... Happy Wednesday everyone!!!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
You can buy her prints & collage sheets, & rubber stamps & all kinds of very cool things on her site, I encourage you to check her out! & IF you want my wish list... i'll be sure to comply :)
Monday, September 8, 2008
I hand-painted the loop-de-loops around the room between the pink & the brown. It took 4 times- 1st i was making these little tiny loops that looked way too small for the room so i decided after i had a wall & 1/2 done it was NOT working. i grabbed a wet cloth & started rubbing it off as quick as i could (manfriend is looking at me in total disbelief). i thought maybe a marker would be better, the brush didn't seem to be making what i had in my head, so i grab a sharpie (sharpie markers, one of my true LOVES!!) & start again, 1/2 way down 1 wall- i HATE it! The manfriend is saying "it's marker, it's not like you can erase it!!"... well, apparently, he hasn't heard of the Mr. Clean sponge! i grab it & get the marker off. Now, i decide maybe a crayon would work (who knows... i'm in a panic at this point), NOPE, this looks like crap!- so again with Mr. Clean... Finally, i grab a different brush ('cause it's all about the right brush) & make BIG loops.... ahhh, big loops- that's the key!
There it is.... "the banner"
Below is a print i bought on etsy (www.etsy.com) from theblackapple. The artist, Emily, is a BIG seller on etsy - check out her things, you'll see why! The dresser we found downtown on a street corner with a sign (that was a large piece of junk mail turned over) that said $25! Well, let's just say the manfriend pulled his big man truck over very quickly when he heard me squeal! There was this little store front with all kinds of stuff sitting out on the sidewalk with "signs" taped to the front of each piece. I went in the "furniture store" to look around while the manfriend went over to the cash machine across the street (because, of course, this place only takes cash- yeah, it's a little sketchy). The store is STACKED floor to ceiling with..... stuff! Doors, chairs, boxes, high chairs, couches... you name it, it's there! I asked the guy if they were coming or going, because you totally can't tell if they're moving in or out. I guess they're there to stay, they go to estate sales & then use the $ from what they sell to support some type of mission work - no one was selling flowers or chanting so i don't think it was the hare Krishna's... SP?
This little lamp had water damage all over the shade, so i glued pieces of ribbon all the way around it, CUTE- hun? The manfriend said it was a good thing i had $75 worth of ribbons so i could have enough different ones to use... $75? More like $175 worth of ribbon - so i have a hoarding problem, i get it honest, have you seen my Dad's "shed" :)
Well, again, I hope you enjoy- have a GREAT day!! OH and... her reaction? We taped her coming into the room (what can i say, she's my ONLY child) & it was typical Kennedy: head down slightly, small smile & a quiet "yeah... i like it" She knew she was going to be taped because David was IN the room with the video camera & she says to me, as we head over to the door, "Mom, i just want to say -you did a good job- really quiet, ok?". You've GOTTA love this girl!!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
I've been promising pics of the art room, pics of things from the AA art fair (way back in mid July) & who knows what else, so... I am going to try & make this blog my daily routine :) First, I've had a question about where I blog, so here it is:
This is my main "work" area: TV, sewing/embroidery machine that is WAY WAY WAY too nice for my lack of any "real" sewing skills!, spice rack that ALMOST went to Goodwill until i realized the error of my ways & saved it to put beads in (seriously, how will i EVER throw anything away?), the toaster over/coffee maker/mini grill the manfriend bought so i only have to leave to go across the hall to the potty (ALONE), drawers full of sharpie markers & jars full of pencils, paintbrushes & exacto-knives :). Oh, the giant pink daisy is another Carol Roeda piece- a mothers day gift this year.
a close up of my painting area: brushes, work in progress, paint, crayons (96 & all mine).
Hope you've enjoyed, now it's time for me to actually GET DOWN THERE & make some more art!!!! :)
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
First full day of kindergarten is Wed... better go find my biking shorts & that ring that clips on the side of my really long T-shirt that reads "RELAX".
I'm AM in hopes that I will have MUCH more time for art & etsy & this here blog once the full time schooling starts since she's going M-Thurs ALL day. Unless of course, I'm putting together outfit combinations...
So see Stephanie & Candace, My life is not all fun & games & art, I have MAJOR responsibilities, MAJOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)