Ceiling Tile Works of Art

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I love to visit my school’s art room to see what the students are working on under the encouragement of our fantabulous art teacher. A recent project was painting ceiling tiles for the art room and hallways.

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I’m ah-mazed at the vibrancy, depth and skill these young people displayed in their works. I just had to share a few close-ups of the tiles with you.

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Can you recognize the budding Mondrian, Warhol or Lichtenstein?

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I wonder if I can sweet talk a few into my classroom domain? ;)

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I hope you enjoyed the mini-gallery display. :)

Have a good week! — Joanne

Bedroom Revamp Reveal

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Finally!  Our bedroom revamp is a reality! I’m still looking for door hooks and one chest needs a few replacement knobs. But, basically we are d.o.n.e! :) Thanks for stopping by to take a look.

 

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Happy Birthday Phoebe Darling!

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Phoebe Darling is such a little brat, but she’s MY little brat.

 

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Would you please just look at the camera?


This tiny spitfire is always busy. Her day consists of chasing her brudder pup, Douley, stealing borrowing Miss Pearl’s toys and bones and hiding them in her crate and burrowing behind the sofa cushions to nap.

 

Phoebe Darling, 2005, its cold..

All in a day’s work . . .


It can’t have been ten years ago that she wiggled her way into our hearts?!?

 

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5-week-old Phoebe Darling (far left)


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Happy 10th birthday sweet Phoebe Darling! 

 

Getting Downright Dirty

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My family is nuts. NUTS! My daughters, son-in-law, grandson, sister, nephews and niece banded together and participated in the Dirty Dash over the weekend.  I, on the other hand, watched from afar on a hillside. I’m the sane one. But, regardless of my (saner) feelings, they had such a blast and plan to run again next year :)

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There is a reason it’s called “Dirty.” I’ll let the photos tell the story . . . 

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Architectural Salvage :: Wall Art 2

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My daughter, Brianne wanted to create a salvaged bullseye wall art similar to a multi-colored one I made a few years ago.

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This called for a day-trip to Caravati’s Architectural Salvage warehouse. We rummaged  through 1000’s of bullseyes, looking for mostly white. 

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Family Room: Fireplace & TV & Built-in Shelving

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We’re back to working in our Family Room. It’s been a while. We plan to add three separate shelving/built-ins. We’ve built, primed and painted the first section (on a back wall) over the last two weekends. 

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Why three sections of built-ins? It’s amazing how much “stuff” we’ve accumulated over the years – and what I can’t, won’t ever part with:

An iron doorstop gift from dear friends, wedding tobacco jar, my children's books and clay bowl, my great grandmother's ice cream churn, my other great grandmother's wood sewing box

An iron doorstop gift from dear friends, wedding tobacco jar gift, my children’s books and clay bowl, my great grandmother’s ice cream churn, my other great grandmother’s wood sewing box

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