I told you all in my last post that I would have lots of pretty pictures to share with you (which is part of why it took so long for me to get back here, I didn't take the pictures!). So, here are the drawers of fabric I sorted last week:
|Purples, Blacks & Greys|
|Reds, Pinks, Yellows, & Oranges|
|Whites, Beiges, & Browns|
One of the projects I have been working on during my absence from the Blog has been to make myself a "printing pad" and a large ironing pad. I managed to get the printing pad almost done before I ran out of duct tape, but I haven't started the other one yet (no duct tape). So here is the printing pad that I made :
|Yes, it is huge! Just the way I wanted it!|
Just in case anyone is interested, I have a picture of the table that pad is sitting on. I painted it myself 5 or 6 years ago and I still love it! I moved it into the house from the storage room and now have it set up in my bedroom to work at.
The colors are all distorted in this photo, the light colored squares are actually pink, but it was the best picture I could get. The table originally had a sheet of that fake paper wood laminate on top, but it had cracked and peeled away to nothing, leaving the exposed particle board underneath. I just marked it off and painted directly on the particle board, and then sealed it with a clear acrylic top coat (or three). I have abused the hell out of this table, but the paint is still as fresh as the day I put it on.
Today is haircut day at Mother's house. Father and the boys will be getting their usual crew cuts, courtesy of me, and I am really considering giving myself a crew cut as well. I am sure I will talk myself out of it before the time comes, but I sure would love to get rid of all this annoying hair that drives me crazier every day! I have been threatening to give myself a crew cut for probably 30 years, but I have never done it, yet. I have always had a love/hate relationship with my hair. I have a LOT of it, and have mostly worn it long, with occasional short cuts thrown in for some diversity. It is both naturally curly and naturally wavy, in different sections, so when it cooperates it can look really nice, but it doesn't cooperate very often, and I just don't have the time or the energy to fuck with it that much anymore. So, I will spend the rest of the morning talking myself out of shaving my damn head.
I have a few more pictures to share with all of you, but I am going to save them for another Blog post. I spent a couple of evenings playing with my "Shiva Paintstiks" last week, and I thought I would write a separate post all about that adventure a little later. I don't know if I will get there today, or not, but be looking for that Post to show up soon.
Until next time ...