Monday, July 31, 2017

Today


Project one done. 

Remember this pic below?




I took the print out.
Spray painted the frame
an off white. 

Then with chicken wire...
must have been shaking when I
took this pic.
haha


Attached the wire to the frame.


With clothes pins I hung some
old black and white pics up.



Isn't it cute?


Remember me posting this painting?


This is the Big Spring in Cedartown Ga.
My mom's hometown.

I mentioned that I had painted this bridge
in High School in art class. 
Mom had it hanging in the dinning room
for years....

This is the before painting.
Below.


Lily Bit has leaned she can jump into the 
trash can. 
A couple of pumps of the water bottle and I
think she learned that was a no no.

Posted on this project some time ago before
I had all you ladies following me.
A spice rack....
great for nail polish and my oils.

As my oils grow in bottles I will probably
need to move the polish....don't use most
of them anyway.

Found this in the garden yesterday.
I planted this in the spring so I was not
sure what it would look like. I 
am surprised.






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Helping Hand / The Touch

Trying to clean up the 
litter that Lily Bit
throws all over the bathroom...

and she really thinks she
is helping me!



Out on the deck yesterday working
and the only way I could get things
done was to put them in the 
house. Love the look Lily
is giving Dakota.
Like she is asking, 
"what do we do now"!


Saturday Dakota went to Granny's
house (my mom) to play with her
dogs and he stayed the night.

Lily missed him.
She actually stuck to me all 
evening. But last night...
he was home. 

And she has to be touching him!
He is actually under the cover 
and she is laying on top of
him.


Just the lightest of touch here.


See the paw on his backside?


Still touching him.


And yet again....still the touch.
I love this bond between them.


63 lbs and I think it is time to
give up this gown. 
Looking a tad to big!
haha...


Something to keep in mind.


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Sunday, July 30, 2017

New Condo/ Projects

My niece Jessica, just bought
her first home.
A two bedroom condo with
a garage....less then 5 minutes
from her fav aunts house!

congrats Jessica.


615 Rocks.
I dropped this off in my
area today. Hope someone
found it and it brought a big
smile to their face.


I worked on a project today for 
my daughter. Remember the 
coffee table I got off the side of the 
road? I have it looking good...
not posting till I have it stained
and sealed. 

But with that said, 
I also have this project started.


 


It is going to be a big project. 
Any guesses on what you think it is?


Haha....and if that is not a big enough
Let me throw this one out there.

My mom gave me this that she
picked up at a yard sale years ago.
I kept it for the frame.
And I have found a need for the 
frame.


Results to be revealed later.

Who remembers these?


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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Dresser and The Window


While reading the sweet comments
that you all post on my blog I 
ran across one from 
Jeanie at

http://themarmeladegypsy.blogspot.com/

She was saying that she had some 
chairs she needed to paint this
summer and a dresser
also. 
With that I went back into my
blog and located pics 
of a dresser I redid.

A friend of mine was moving
and she gave me this.



I worked hard in redoing this 
piece.
I had paint on hand but
it was without primer so 
I had to prime this piece,
then paint it.

It was a bit dull with that so
I had to add some stencil 
to it.


Big difference don't you think?

I took my curtains in the living room
down last night cause today
(which I did not get done)
I was going to frame out the
window. 


With that said Lily
pulled the curtains off the chair
and decided to roll around
in it. 
Do you see her?


Ran across this on PINTEREST.

So what is your chicken name?


I am Angel Clucker!

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Park It Here



And this title has NOTHING
to do with actually
parking!

haha

It's all about where you
park
your
rear!

I have always
been a crafter of some sort
since I was a teen.
I tried to involve my
oldest grandson in things
I did since he was living with
me. So one day when I decided
to paint his mom's old rock'n
chair I left him help.

We were basically just playing around.
We just went wild with the 
paint, doing different colors, shapes
and designs. 



Caleb had his own rock'n chair that
was solid wood where this was not
so I did not think I needed to hand it 
down to him. But what to do with this
colorful chair. 

Working with Phil, a young 
photographer in Photo Services for 
the state of TN., he got me into a fund
raising project.

He saw a pic of this chair and 
asked me what I was going to do
with it and then suggested that I
donate it to 
Kids on the Block
(no, not New Kids on the Block)!

Kids on the Block 
http://starsnashville.org/programs-and-services/kids-on-the-block/
Great program.
Take a look at the link and 
read about how it got started.

But I will tell you it is about
puppets that are used to teach
children about life.

Anyway...I am happy to report that the 
chair brought in $80 the night
of the event. 

I was so excited about doing something 
like this that I continued for
several years.

Kids have one big fund raiser a year
and it is centered around chairs,
that event is called Chair..ish 
the Kids.
(chairs, stools....places you park it)

The next year I did a stool.
Hand painted.
Jack and the Beanstalk.



No clue what this brought in.

The next yr. was a painting I called
 Chair...ish 
the 
Light.


The next year was Chair...ish
the Peace


Chair..ish
the Memories on 
Grandmas Porch

I painted from a pic
I saw somewhere..
but if reminded me of the 
times I spent on my grandmas
porch sitting in chairs like this.


The next year I did photography and to
show that I will need to go
through my files to locate those
pics. Maybe a post of that 
later. Thanks for 
introducing me to Kids,
Phil.



Next....not in works with 
Kids but just cause
I liked and wanted to paint...

Hanging in my mom's den.


Mom has a rock'n chair like this.

This was going to be a project for
Kids but I never got it entered.
At the time I was doing this I
started dealing with the fibro and 
life was going wild.

Kitchen chair that my daughter
was getting rid of and sat
of the side of the road...
which I picked up of course!

First step...prime it...
paint it black....
and then off I went.





But once it was painted and the 
Kids event was over what shall
I do with this.

It sat for yrs in my craftroom
and my daughter recently ended
up with it in her apartment.
Not sure I told her where that
chair actually came from...

LOL
think I shall share that.

I got this chair at a yard sale I think 
for about $3, but no more then $5.
Isn't it crazy how much chairs cost new?


I used it in my photography of
senior pics for a long time just like 
this ..

It gave the pics the natural 
type look I guess...you know
not fresh and clean looking.

This pic below is my nieces
senior pics. She is using the 
chair also but I will give
you a hint....
this pic is what caused me to 
do the photograph pic for 
the kids fund raiser that one 
time.


Anyway....After awhile I decided to
paint it.

But I wanted a pop of color.
RED


I think my mom gave me this
material so I decided to use it.



I also had a stool I used in these
photo shoots, using it in the natural
color....but decided to also paint
it. 

Another pop of color.


Both pieces are stored in my shed,
have not been shooting photo ops the
last few years.




So peddle
ON!!!

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