Monday, April 25, 2016

The mystery of the corvid...

Why is it this bird is so shrouded in mystery
why is this uber intelligent bird considered a nuisance...
I would let him adopt me in a heartbeat...
the rook...

Another painted box...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Rook...

Well, I'm continuing to pursue my love of birds,
painting this baby crow was fun...

 Just the cutest lil' mug...lol...

 And of course...the egg...whew, eggs are time consuming...

And the 'Rook'...I do love painting this
regal bird...still honing my skills as a painter...
nothing too serious, just retired and following
my dream...art...

Sunday, April 10, 2016

A slight transformation...

 This is the AFTER...

 BEFORE...I couldn't resist this funky desk,
the painted on flora, not so much...
it had issues, but really, not an issue...

 The interior of this piece is what sold me...
so cute, though rough, it's still a keeper,
it has great bones, solid maple...

and just enough rough edges to make it appealing...
did I mention I love my job...!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Projects...bird houses...



Nope, I'm not going to be making them,
I'm going to be painting them...
I love to paint bird houses and nests,
only this time it will be on paper
rather than furniture...
fun times ahead, if only warm weather would arrive,,,

Saturday, April 2, 2016

A work in progress...finis...

 Nearly finished...omg, was this beak a bugger to paint...

 I continue to truck along...

 Finished...and finished...

 A secret stash box for whatever your Mojo be...

A friend gave me her stash of old silverware boxes,
which is exactly what I needed for these projects...
my corvid studies continue...I have always had problems
painting crows, which is why I purchased the
bird to study...'the rook' is a European bird,
his beak is huge and that's where my struggles lie,
I can't get their beaks right...
but I am determined!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

I'm at it again...

 I purchased this awesome rook off of Etsy
the other day, to use for bird study to paint...

 Let the games begin...

 The face on this Corvid is just remarkable...

 This is the first one of many I will
paint as I hone my skills as a water-colorist...

Bring it on inspiration...

Monday, March 7, 2016

Full is full...

Home...well, when stuff doesn't sell
at the shop, I drag it home for a spell...

I get to play house and pretend it's all mine,
when in actuality, it's just inventory...
however,
it's inventory that I love...
and I buy what I love.

It gives me practice to stage the shop...
like I need practice, been doing this for 25 years
right...!

But, hopefully we will be getting into our busy
season soon, if the economy holds, and
my lil' pink shack will have wide open spaces...
and if you believe that...
well, you know the rest of the story...!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Christmas Spirit...

 Anyone that knows me, knows that I'm NOT a
huge fan of Christmas...
But, this year I found the perfect fireplace
surround that matched the patina I was looking for...

 It's a combo of primitive and gothic...perfect...

 So naturally I decided to hang my stocking AND...

 put up the tree...WHAT...that's the spirit...right...

 They say that if you have more than three of anything,
it's a collection...well...

 Wellll...what can I say, I own an antique store...AND...

Hee hee...

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Paint or not to paint...

 BEFORE...

 AFTER...Annie Sloan, Chateau Grey...

 BEFORE...

 AFTER...soap n candle display...

 More 'after' Chateau Grey...

Can't find the before, but this piece
was dark varnish, partially stripped golden oak

Rustoleum flat black...love this paint for a black...
two coats on the outside, one inside and
it naturally crackled itself.

 BEFORE...

AFTER...a flat white paint on legs...
and a white wash on fabric.
It shrinks the fabric back from saggy
and cleans up the spots...
so much to be played with, with just
random coats of paint...just play with it...