I have made a few paintings for my dining room and my living room. Now I'm working on making my studio not only functional but a reflection of me and the things that I love. I'm trying to make the space more "homey" and less "WORK space". I want to walk in this room and immediately know that I belong in it as it's the only room in my home that is truly, 100% mine. I'd love to paint the walls but we rent our home so that's not an option. I can however paint the furniture!
Almost a year ago I drug a china cabinet into my house to use in my studio. It was U-G-L-Y!!! Someone had painted it white with bright blue trim and then covered the bottom doors in a yellow and white check fabric. BLECH!!!!!! I loved the clean lines of the piece and knew I could make it look fabulous again. Needless to say, it sat in that ugly state, minus the fabric, for almost a year.
Initially I had decided to strip the paint off and bring it back to it's original state. BORING! Had it been intended for my dining room, yes, perfect. For my studio, BORING! So I gessoed the whole thing and started painting on it. I'm loving it so far! I still have a TON of painting to do but so far I'm really loving thinking about the end result! Still in progress........
A few girls along the top and some "little boxes" (houses) in the middle. I still have a ton of surface to cover but I'm having a ton of fun AND I'm ticking of one of the many projects that are waiting patiently for me to finish them.
I hope you've done something creative today and I hope you've had a chance to visit the more than 730 blogs that are currently having giveaways! I'm exhausted, but so happy to be meeting new friends out there in blogland!
OH, OH, OH....... I almost forgot...... Coming soon, I will be doing Open Studio once a week! What is Open Studio you ask? Well... I thought it might be fun to do live studio cam once a week where you can peek at whatever I've got going on in the studio that day!! I'll be able to answer any questions you have or just yak too! How cool is that? I'm not sure of an exact date yet, I have to get a new webcam first and my hubby is upgrading my computer so, it may be 2-3 weeks before I'm ready, maybe a month... we'll see. BUT ANYWAY.... stay tuned for more info on that!
okay, I'm off to bed.... HUGS!