Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
From the very beginning of this renovation, I had planned on having a chalkboard paint wall. It changed places several times in the planning stages and the things I worried about turned out to be not a problem, for instance, thought it would be too dark or easily marred. It turns out, what bugs me about it is how messy it looks much of the time. I like the idea of people being able to write on my walls, but in practice it's often annoying. I get Preparation H added to my shopping list, or people scrawl something across something I just drew. So I've turned into a B-word about it, and I'm going to try something else. I'm going to do a mural with chalkboard markers and I'm going to HIDE THE CHALK.
Now if my Dick Blick order would just get here, chalkboard nirvana.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Spring is here and I finally took some more pics of the upstairs bath, and I know this is my 3rd post today, but you'll just have to bear with me. I do these things in spurts, and I'm trying to avoid painting, obviously.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
If you want to watch an interesting documentary about an artist, you should watch "Alice Neel".
I found it very moving and inspiring. Moving and inspiring both as a mother and as an artist.
Here is a quote from her son Richard who had been abused and mistreated by her benefactor:
"She was a good mother, she was a very good friend to me and the fact that she was not able to give me the protection that I might have gotten somewhere else, that's a fact- but suppose I got the protection and didn't get something else? It's just one of those things we deal with. Every single one of us has to deal with what they're dealt and the people they are exposed to. She was a gift...it was a gift to have her as a mother, no question about it."
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Still need toe kick, backsplash, trim, etc, but oh my goodness, HOW I LOVE IT!