Photography

Monday, November 7, 2011

Illustrating with Chalk Paint

I call this my Chick Chair. I wanted to try the bright looking ASCP Antibes Green because I'd run across a cute grain sack that appeared to be the same shade of green. I had hesitated on purchasing the Antibes Green because it looked too bold, but I was assured it toned down with wax. Okay.

 

Yes indeed, the green became rich and mellow with some sanding and the application of wax.





 And then I thought, hmmmm .... needs whimsy to go with the grain sack. So I added my "flock."


And that's when I realized ASCP was never intended for illustration. I had to learn to work with it, which really wasn't that difficult, just different from what I expected. You can't blend color on the image or easily add color to wet paint. The technique is more like painting with acrylics using a pallet knife.
Dab Dab Layer Layer.

So let me introduce you to the babies. (I love little chicks)







I might just keep this one.

Linking to these creative folks:
http://my1929charmerblog.com/sundays-best-party-11-6-11-new-cohost-and-the-winner-is/
http://www.shabbynest.blogspot.com/ 
http://www.betweenuandme.com/2011/11/crazy-cute-link-party-26-and-homestudio.html 
http://www.thegirlcreative.com/search/label/Just%20Something%20I%20Whipped%20Up 
http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/ 
http://restoreinteriors.blogspot.com/ 
http://www.domestically-speaking.com/ 
http://primitiveandproper.blogspot.com/ 
crafty scrappy happy
http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/ 
http://www.houseofhepworths.com/ 
http://www.the36thavenue.com/ 
http://savedbysuzy.blogspot.com/ 
http://www.alchemyfineliving.com/blog/ 
http://missmustardseed.com
http://www.remodelaholic.com/ 
http://www.thegirlcreative.com/ 
http://www.thegunnysack.com/ 
http://www.myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com/ 
primp
http://verymerryvintagestyle.blogspot.com/ 
http://www.myrepurposedlife.net/ 
http://designergarden.blogspot.com/ 
http://www.findingfabulousblog.com/ 
http://debbie-debbiedoos.blogspot.com/ 
a diamond in the stuff
savvy city farmer

More before and after

I love looking at before and after images. I cruise the web looking for them because I find them so inspiring. Every now and then I see a Better Before and wonder what were they thinking? When I was compiling images for this post I ran across my OWN Better Before, which I'm not going to show you. :-) I'm going to repaint it and maybe we will have a Before-After-Way After post. Meanwhile here are some befores and afters that don't embarrass me.

Telephone bench done with Red Pepper Milk Paint and chalkboard paint.



I didn't realize this little bench had once been upholstered when I found it.
The fabric is a vintage Calla Lilly tea towel.


 

Before-after piano bench - commission piece




My art deco bench painted with graphite Chalk Paint, with French Script fabric.



Another Union Jack! This one was upholstered with a wall hanging from Urban Outfitters 
and painted with Milk Paint.



Next, I'll show you my AFTER chair. Sooooo frustrated I forgot to take before pictures.

Linking to these great places:
http://my1929charmerblog.com/sundays-best-party-11-6-11-new-cohost-and-the-winner-is/
http://www.shabbynest.blogspot.com/ 
http://www.betweenuandme.com/2011/11/crazy-cute-link-party-26-and-homestudio.html 
http://www.thegirlcreative.com/search/label/Just%20Something%20I%20Whipped%20Up 
http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/ 
http://verymerryvintagestyle.blogspot.com/ 
http://restoreinteriors.blogspot.com/ 
http://www.domestically-speaking.com/ 
http://primitiveandproper.blogspot.com/ 
crafty scrappy happy
http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/ 
http://www.houseofhepworths.com/ 
http://www.the36thavenue.com/ 
http://savedbysuzy.blogspot.com/ 
http://www.alchemyfineliving.com/blog/ 
http://missmustardseed.com
primp
http://www.myrepurposedlife.net/

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Morning has broken

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the colors and the crisp air. This is the view from my livingroom window, it's my fall decor captured at dawn. Mother Nature does a fabulous job, doesn't she? I could look at this forever.


 Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Whoo Hoo! Another month!

Yesterday I had my monthly appointment with my hematologist, and he said I didn't have to have chemo for another month. That makes 6 months without chemo. It's the furniture, I just know it. It's the passion that keeps me going.

So much so that while the doctor wanted to discuss future treatment, I wanted to talk FURNITURE. My Honey got us back on track to treatment. Sheesh. I had the doctor laughing at my misadventures.

So, in short, the next step for me is a clinical trial in Portland. And I immediately thought JUNKING! Hippo Hardware!
And junking!

One of my above mentioned misadventures was having a solid core door fall on me, but luckily (sadly) my empire desk got in the way. Look at the damage! Yikes. Coulda been my head.
But my poor desk!





Today I am doing reconstructive surgery. I'm using some gooey Wood Filler form Elmer's and it seems to be working well. Which is great because I bought it accidentally, thinking it was something else. (Love it when a plan comes together.)

:-)