It's been two weeks since I last visited Elizabeth and T-gang ...... This weeks drink is that bottle of water there on Betsy......no not the one with the brush in it.......the tall one, with clean water! I know, I know this looks like it should be a Wednesday photo for WOYWW, but in reality it was taken this morning ( Monday) for Tuesday. (there will be questions on this later....LOL)
I woke up this morning with a burning itch to put some paint on a canvas I had prepped with paper, modeling paste and gesso over the weekend...........but there was this pile of ironing to be done (yep, I still iron) Then there was the incident last night.........I opened a drawer, in the bathroom, and found a roach!!! I DON'T DO ROACHES!!!!! While having my coffee out on the patio this morning......oh, it was a lovely morning....er rump...as I was saying,........oh yes, ......I was having my coffee and trying very hard to weasel out of the house work and ironing. Well, I just shook myself by the shoulders and said "You know how to do both"!
I came into the house, plugged in the iron, and set up the canvas, which meant I had to dig the easel out of the garage and make space for it, while the iron heated. I went back ironed 9 shirts for DH, unplugged the iron and put it and the board away......now I get to start to paint.................
I get the first layer of acrylic on in a messy washed way, dry time needed so I was then onto our bathroom..........Dressed in a Hazmat suit and looking like something from war of the worlds, I took EVERYTHING out of the cabinet. Sprayed the heck out of the inside with Raid ant and roach killer. I don't like using chemicals until it comes to ants and roaches!!!! BAM!! NO PROBLEM!!
Back to the painting and getting an other layer of paint on it. Left it to dry while cleaning the guest bathroom....top to bottom.
Once it was dry there were still a few coats of paint to go, by coats and layers I mean mostly done with a dry brushed effect............. then off to clean the out side of my stove while it dried.
There were a couple more layers of paint and gold leafing added, but I got very engrossed and for got to take pictures, then DH came in from delivering his load of cement powder, and we decided to have a Subway sandwich for lunch.
|This is just to give you an idea of the sized of the canvas|
Here is the finished piece, the sealer wasn't quite dry so it looks a little milky is spots.
|A close up of the details, yes that is a shadow of the fleur de lies. They were stenciled twice|
This was the most FUN I've had with paint in quite awhile and I love the way it turned out. It was a canvas I picked up at the 2nd hand store for $5.00, and it is gallery wrapped, so there is no frame needed.
|Five new designs I make 4 to 6 of each.|
I am still making bottle tags, or wine tags. Bakersfield has an artist event the first Friday of every month......like a street fair. From what I am told it is a lot of fun and a lot of people go to it to buy unique things. My friend, Ronda and an other friend want to go together and get a booth for it this summer and maybe we can sell a few things. They want me to sell my art canvases............hmmmmm I'm thinking about adding a few to the pot to see what happens.
I have been really enjoying my little garden I created earlier. Things are really breaking out in bloom.
|Begonias and Marigolds and three Iris buds|
|I dug these out of the front yard two months ago and put them into a pot. I didn't|
break the soil apart, just planted the whole clump. I was surmised to see that
they are going to bloom after being disturbed.
Last but not least are the Geraniums that I dug up from my Mom's backyard after she passed away. This is the first spring they have really bloomed. There are two different colors of pink. One is a hot pink and one is more of a salmon pink
So now it is late Monday afternoon, I know E has gone live with her post, so I'm a thinkin' I should link up about now. I still have to go put everything away in the bathroom I sprayed with Raid. Might have to open a few windows in the bedroom...........it is still pretty strong smelling and we do want to sleep in there tonight. THEN it is time for me to have something besides water, maybe an adult beverage.......put my feet up and relax.
What's in your cup today?