Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

While putting some things away in the artroom this morning, I realize I actually did have something that I could have shared.:
The word for today is 'Progression'.  Or maybe its 'Improvement'.  Could be 'Confidence'.

About the time I was a new empty-nester, and I was just starting to get into 'real art' (canvasses, and doing art for the fun of it,)  I think the first canvasses I bought were to experiment with and they would be for my bedroom, where nobody would probably see them, but me.  They only needed to please me.  And, of course, match the bedroom.

So I did two, that looked like this:
I remember that I was so proud of them!  Two colored, one with leaf, one with a hybiscus.  White with the blue from the wall paint.

I liked them, but one morning, recently, while lazing in bed, (seldom happens!) I looked at them and said, now I can do better.  So I took them both down and the hybiscus became Hydrangeas. I left the background and just covered the white of the design, and since my curtains are dark purple, the new design go sooo much better.

It shows the Progression of my art journey.  And the Improvement I have made, and the confidence I have gained in the 6 or 7 years I have been doing art for fun. 

And yes, there is a crack in the wall. (Why didn't I notice that before I posted the pic??)  Its an old house and our room is the last to be torn out and the lath and plaster to be replaced.  It might be awhile for that, so trying to make the best of it.  When it does get replaced, I will probably paint the same color, because I still like the combo and its what I feel most comfy in.

(I DID say here that I wasn't going to do any canvasses for awhile, didn't I?  I didn't allow for a couple consecutive rainy days.) But today is lovely, although a little warm and today's project I have started, has a story...

Back in the sixties, my dad brought home two old school chairs.  He bought them from a sale at one of the colleges in our town.  We played school with them for years, and grew up and left them in Mom's basement, and when we cleaned out the house, they came to my house.  One, I painted up years ago, and put it in an auction for Relay for Life.  The other one has been collecting dust in my basement.

My friend, Christy, is a deaf ed teacher, and she bought an older school desk in the Chair-ity Auction last year.  (which, incidentally, I didn't know at the time that my sister Kay and her friend Barb, painted that one!) but Christy's bid was highest and it adorns her classroom.  We got to talking about the one in my basement, and since her kids range in all ages, this one would be better for her older kids.  So, here is the beginning of the project, ( I forget to take before pics til after I start sanding... so this is CLOSE to the very beginning of the project). Oh, and by the way, while I was sanding it up I found 50 year old chewing gum stuck to the bottom from those days when that was forbidden!!  Lol!

The fun fact about this story:  Christy's night job, is teaching Sign Language at the same college the chair came from in the first place.  Funny about the circle of things, eh? So, will let you know how that turns out.

And the  crowd goes wild!!!

Stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. Love your hydrangeas and your dogs and you. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the chair.


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