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.
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.
Can you recognize the budding Mondrian, Warhol or Lichtenstein?
I wonder if I can sweet talk a few into my classroom domain? 😉
I’m enjoying a ‘use-it-or-lose-it’ day off today. *happy sigh* A perfect day to catch up on small incomplete projects. In March, I posted about our Bedroom Revamp Plans.
I love the clean look of a white cotton matelassé paired with a patchwork quilt. Well, I found the matelassé . All that was missing was the quilt. I didn’t want a mass-produced quilt; yet I didn’t want to break the bank on an antique quilt, either. What’s a girl to do? Why, sew her own quilt, of course. While it is taking a little longer than I thought, I am so determined to complete this project. It will get done. I promise. LOL.
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Because of my on-going quilt project, I now have quite a collection of fabric scraps. Hmm. My sewing machine needed a cover (cozy). What better way to practice learning how to piece and quilt? Now remember . . . I’m learning. You’ll see my mistakes right away (hint: spools). 😕 But, I learned a good deal doing this little project:
Sewing Machine Cozy
Take Measurements Measure the length of your machine; include the hand wheel on the side.
Liebster Award? What’s that? After a little research, it’s an “internet” award to help discover and promote new blogs. Some bloggers refuse the award on the basis they think it a “chain letter” award. Others choose to accept because they feel it helps to support beginning bloggers. Hmmm? This seems awful nice to a novice.
This shabby pail was created from one of the saved beer buckets from our daughter’s DIY Vintage Rustic Wedding. The only item I purchased was the spray paint. It was a quick project and was super easy.
Another quick year gone. Is it because I am growing older that the years are flying? 😉
All the same, 2013 was a decent year. I dipped my toes, left my comfort zone. I was encouraged and I learned. I was inspired by some very clever folks, homegrown and professional. Here are just a few. Hats off and thanks to all of you (check them out!):
Come in to my workroom dubbed Art Dream Workspace. It’s a dream that is now a reality. Oh, more still needs to be done (curtains, more storage, etc.) but I am ecstatic!
Where to begin?
The two biggest priorities were that family could spend time together in this room and because this is a very small room, and as you can see every inch is used, storage and organization was a must!
The breakfront secretary cabinet was a $25 USD Craigslist find that I painted with MMS Linen and Luckett’s Green Milk Paints. It’s full of jars and baskets that hold bits and pieces, glue guns, hole punches, stickers, yarn and crap galore.
Even the top of this cabinet is used for storing driftwood finds.