Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Powder Room Mini-Makeover

Hello Everyone! A while back I gave you a glimpse of what I have been up to with an art project in my powder room. Here is what the powder room looks like today:
The powder room was boring! When anyone went in there to do their business, all they saw was a blank grey wall with a nail in it. I decided to give people something to look at.

I had a 20x30 inch poster print made of my photographic work and mounted it on mdf. It looked like it was missing something, so I took an old frame and framed around the mounted print. This is the first thing one sees when entering the room.

 The wall opposite the toilet was the one where I wanted some drama. I took a bunch of old, gaudy frames and spray painted them white, and distressed them. I then framed my beach photography and my painted chandelier studies and randomly mounted them on the wall. (Randomly meaning I did not want to measure - how tedious would that have been?!)

This room is tiny, so getting a good photo was nearly impossible, especially without using a flash. I had a tripod, and an extra lamp in the that I held.  I took many pictures.....

I took this one laying down on the floor. Ewww, I'm wondering how clean this power room floor is.....
I'm planning on filling up the entire wall. I have a lot of gaudy frames to spray. As you can see, I have spaces that have yet to be filled.

By the way, my favorite white spray paint is actually a primer. It's by Kilz, and it is such a pretty, chalky white.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Evelyn and Spring Break

"Evelyn" for sale. Click HERE to view.

Hi everyone! I took a little Spring break with our family last week. The week started off on Saturday with a soccer game, a piano recital, a basketball game, a basketball team celebration, another soccer game, and then in the evening we drove up to the mountains to meet some friends! Whew!  We stayed in the mountains for a few days and did some skiing/snowboarding. The rest of the week was spent doing little things here and there, and now we are back here on Monday. Time flies.
My youngest was on top of the world at the beginning of Spring break.
The fort (as it was getting torn down by the mound of stuffed animals on top) was where the kids slept. Maybe that's why my youngest was complaining of a stiff neck at the end of the week...?

I'm anxious to get back to the studio this week. I have so many paintings stuck inside my head that are waiting to get out!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

"Fresh Spring" for sale. Click here to view.

Also, thank you Blushing Mermaid for this Etsy treasury:

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sneak Peek

Here's a peek on what I've been up to:

I've combined these and put them in a room for a mini-makeover. Photos to come soon!

Monday, March 14, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you Japan.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Blogger Not Showing Blogroll Thumbnail?

Hello Everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! Ours was filled with sports again! We live a life of 
"Ground Hog Day" (the movie). Everyday we wake up doing the same thing. :) 

I am going on little sleep-the decaf coffee I had last night was NOT decaf. So, I'll make this post short.

 I know my last 2 posts were a little strange, but I know there are others out there with the same problem I was having with my thumbnail not showing up on other blogger's blogroll. I spent waaaay too much time on it, but I found the solution. 

Without going into rambling detail about things I have no clue on, I will just point you to a link that can help: Click Here.

Or, basically, upload your photo in HTML instead of Compose mode.

I hope this helps anyone else out there who was wondering why their thumbnail was not showing up. 

Friday, March 4, 2011

Cherries in a Bowl

Testing. I'm sorry for the inconvenience, but I'm testing a few things here.
I'm having problems with my thumbnails showing up, so I have uploaded this image to a different photosharing program. This picture is in my previous post if you want to read about it. Thanks!

Oh, in case you are interested, the above painting is for sale HERE.

Cherries in a Bowl

"Solo Act" 9x12 inch original for sale. Click Here to view.

Cherries - Yum! My husband and I dealt with food poisoning this past week. (I probably shouldn't try to sell a food painting by telling you all that! :))Anyhow, we're over it now, and all I want is some fresh fruit.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Yellow Orchid

"Yellow Orchid" for sale. Click here to view.

Yellow is on my mind; it makes me happy.  Here's another orchid - this time in yellow.