Monday, August 17, 2009

Organizing...(or The Battle of the Clutter Bug!!)

We are in the process of working on the house.  One of the projects we are finishing up is Ellory's room.  It is a little "bitter sweet" as I painted over her "little girl" furniture.  It's not that my paintings were that great, but it's more that I am sad and happy at the same time that my little girl is growing up.    We are having fun decorating together.  We ordered some new furniture pieces, new carpet is ordered, and we are looking for some accessories to help her organize.

I am busy fighting the "clutter bug".  I am trying to create in a very small area and  trying to keep it neat and tidy at the same time.  I finally gave up and moved back to the basement once again.  I am busy mixing my paints and experimenting with mediums.   ONE OF MY EXPERIMENTS HAS BEEN WITH PAPER.  I have been "distressing" it many times over, using various techniques until it is as soft as fabric.  On the little "pillow" in the picture, I painted it first and then distressed it.  I did this with several samples.  Although the paper is soft and pliable, it's hard to see the composition.  Some were really bad.  Sooo back to the drawing board.  This time , I will try to prepare the paper fisrt, THEN paint on it.

I am still targeting for a "beginning" of September re- opening of my etsy shop.

I am so enjoy browsing everyones' blogs and am spending way too much time on Facebook.

We have been having computer problems all summer.  Hopefully, this will be the last fix.:)  AND i will be able to blog more.

Speaking of bugs,  Ethan and I are the only ones who have, (so far), "skated" from a summer cold.  Yikes.   

Well, our warm weather has arrived with a vengeance.  I think we will head to Grandmas and swim....:) I will probably take some projects "to go" as well.