Friday is here! Yahoo!
I've got a lot to show today, old and new!
Sometimes you think you have finished with something but when you look back it is telling you to do something more. So that's what I did.
The orange house got a big old tree on the left.
Works for me.
And what I really disliked about this chair painting was the seat. It was too rough and didn't need the words. So I used some more soft modeling paste and covered over the seat and then later when it dried I painted it.
I am much happier now, though I still think it might need a cat.
And on my 2 works in progress have had some additions.
I fixed the window frame, now it looks so much more finished than my scribbly lines. And I added a tea cup and finished the table top and the vase.
Now I need to add flowers to those plants. And work on my shadows a bit.
I always see art better once it is photographed and up on the computer screen.
And I fixed the table so the top is a little more square and the legs look slightly better-except the right back one- Eeee-gads!.
The colors are way off here though! And the vase looks too much like a modern Easter egg now. Plus I need to fix the white molding so it is white and the corner of the wall needs to be straightened...so much to do. But I will get there!
The thing about working on a painting is once you paint, it needs to dry, and then it might need a second coat...so when I paint (at least), things move slowly.
That's me, always moving at my own speed (in my own little world, head in the clouds, trying to see what shapes those clouds are...)
So while I am waiting, I work on my journal or some other project. Here's something new to see.
This page started as a 12x12 inch printed paper (I have trimmed it down) and then I Gelli printed on it. I made this page by die cutting from a Brenda Walton Sizzix set. A few of those dies got colored with Copic markers and added to the Gelli print, and a few of those die scraps got used as a stencil which I then traced. I added the 2 bluebirds and the pink butterflies by this tracing and then I colored them. The large bird in the middle is an older Martha Stewart image that I stamped, colored and cut out.
I was inspired by the summer like weather we are having this week to make a few summery journal pages. I'll show you more some other day.
Other wise its been a pretty low key work week. I have been working a little bit on my screen porch floor (which I sanded down and primed last weekend), and which I hope to finish up this weekend so all the furniture can get moved back into it. And then I can use it, just in time for cooler than normal weather next week. I also rented the movie Interstellar one night since I've wanted to see that movie for quite awhile now.
And I have a super sweet story. This week in my class I was using chocolate chip cookies as an analogy for a biological concept. I made mention that a homemade chocolate chip cookie would taste wonderful, but I couldn't have them in the house with my husband's kidney condition . (Chocolate is on his not allowed to eat list, and since he loves chocolate chip cookies, their his favorite, I hate to tempt him.) Anyhow, the next morning one of my students shows up with a little bag of chocolate chip cookies for me. She says she felt bad that I couldn't make any cookies in my house and she wanted me to have some. Since she had nothing to do the night before, she went home and baked chocolate chip cookies. For me. How nice is that? Sometimes when you least expect it something special pops up and warms you down to your core.
And she already has an A so it isn't like she needs to sweeten me up for a grade either!
And this weekend's agenda? Hmmmm. Guess I will wait and see what comes up. But it is just about the weekend and that is always a good thing.
Hope you have some fun plans for yours.
And thanks for stopping by.