Friday, September 28, 2018
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Soooooo many kitchen decisions!
Like….to pendant or not to pendant, that is the question:
Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of Husband’s disagreement,
Or to take arms against his opinions
And by opposing them……..risk A HUGE ARGUMENT……..
Here’s the quandary…..we were going to have pendant lights over the island. BUT……once we took down the pantry and plant shelf that divided the living room from the kitchen it opened up a great sight line. And I don’t want to disrupt that sightline with pendants. Husband thinks it will be too dark and shadowy over the work areas on the island………I think the answer is pot lights.
Not only will they be flush against the ceiling but they are aim-able…..thereby eliminating any shadow problems…..shall we take bets on who is going to win this debate? Any takers?????
PLUS….I love the little ‘triangle’ where the different ceiling heights come together and I don’t want to take away from that by hanging anything in front of it. You couldn’t see it before but now I think it’s a great focal point!
Friday, September 21, 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Friday, September 14, 2018
I was going to title this ‘The New Normal’ referring to the upheaval going on while we’re renovating the kitchen. But as I took the picture to go with the post I remembered seeing something on TV…..
HGTV's coffee in the master bath.
Our makeshift coffee 'station' in the boys bathroom.....
Somehow it's just not the same.......
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
I’m reading a book about artists and their studios. In it the author asks them what was their first memory of being encouraged for their art/creativity. That got me thinking…….who WAS the first person to encourage my creativity, seriously..….besides my parents……
I think it was my seventh grade art teacher. I don’t remember if the teacher was male or female (although, I tend to think it was a young man….) or what his name was…….but I remember loving that class.
I remember how I felt when I was in that classroom surrounded by all those art materials. Oh, the possibilities! At that time I had no illusions that I could draw…..or maybe I just didn’t care that I couldn’t but I wanted to try every single one of the art supplies in that room anyway!
Some of the assignments weren’t what I would have chosen myself but I was still interested in learning ABOUT whichever medium he was trying to teach us.
I remember we designed and screen printed all the posters for all the school events. We mixed paints and learned about color theory. We spent an entire year studying and drawing the large tree that was outside the classroom window.
And we dabbled in clay.
I remember the teacher being impressed that I was making something entirely different than the other kids…..and different than what he had instructed. I was excited about what I was making! I couldn’t wait to take it out of the kiln and see how it turned out!
On the day we were going to get our finished masterpieces I rushed into class and…….my heart sank. There, on the shelf, with all the other perfectly fired pinch pots sat my beautiful Egyptian inspired urn, its BROKEN handle laying limply at its side.
(yes, I see the 'face' too!)
Because the handle broke and the neck drooped the lid no longer fits but
over the years I have come to love its ‘brokenness’……more than I think I would have loved it if it was intact.
Friday, September 7, 2018
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
….things just don’t go right.
It’s been a while since I’ve done anything artistic. Well, okay, I did one quick face sketch and I drew a circle and shaded it….calling it an apple. But, other than that, I haven’t been very creative. Maybe because the house is in such disarray….or I’m just not feeling ‘it’.
Then I saw a quote that tickled my brain and I thought I’d try and put an illustration with it……
Well THAT didn’t go as planned……
Back to the drawing board!