2014/046: The Color Of My Love
I’ll paint my mood in shades of blue
Paint my soul to be with you
I’ll sketch your lips in shaded tones
Draw your mouth to my own
I’ll draw your arms around my waist
Then all doubt I shall erase
I’ll paint the rain that softly lands on your wind-blown hair
I’ll trace a hand to wipe your tears
A look to calm your fears
A silhouette of dark and light
While we hold each other oh so tight
I’ll paint a sun to warm your heart
Swearing that we’ll never part
That’s the colour of my love
I’ll paint the truth
Show how I feel
Try to make you completely real
I’ll use a brush so light and fine
To draw you close and make you mine
I’ll draw the years all passing by
So much to learn so much to try
And with this ring our lives will start
Swearing that we’ll never part
I offer what you cannot buy
Devoted love until we die
~ Celine Dion
2010/201: Rock Painting
We had lots of rainy days during the second half of June, and since we couldn’t go to the pool, the kids painted the rocks they found during our California vacation two years ago.
These are Melissa’s… she’s really into Manga (some kind of Japanese comics) right now.
The rock on the bottom left is 2-sided
And here are Sara’s. She had a little help with the Manga one, Melissa drew it on with pencil and Sara painted it in.
Of course Sara had to make a 2-sided rock as well… and then gave it to me as a little present.
2009/304: Happy Halloween!
Wishing everyone a safe and fun Halloween!
Sara wanted to wear her Minnie Mouse costume from last year (and the year before) again, and Melissa will be a vampire. Hopefully they will cooperate and let me take some pictures in their costumes! But I have the perfect blackmail material…. “no pictures, no candy!!” Right?
These are the pumpkins they painted. Sara went on a class field trip to the pumpkin patch a couple of weeks ago and got to pick out a small pumpkin to take home.
2009/88: Celebrate The Arts
This week was Celebrate the Arts at the local high school. Melissa performed with her school’s choir on Tuesday evening, and they sounded wonderful! Unfortunately, Greg and Sara didn’t get to go, because the performance was scheduled for 8:20 pm – almost an hour past Sara’s bed time.
On Thursday, Sara brought a note home from school, saying that her art was selected for the art show this week-end. Of course we had to go and check it out Friday evening.
This is her masterpiece that was chosen:
Hey, look! The crazy lady with the camera finally took down the snowman welcome sign and replaced it with something else! It’s true… up until two days ago I still had my cute little snowman hanging next to the front door. We always go in and out of the back, so it was pretty much forgotten, and all the other welcomes are out in the shed somewhere. I found this one at Michaels on clearance a couple of weeks ago. It was unfinished but did have the flowers at the bottom. They’re metal, and stapled to the wood. A real joy to paint around them! At least it’s something that can hang out there all year round if I forget to change it out!
And all you macro gals out there, you’re WELCOME to come over for some lessons 😉
A Place To Paint
It was the name of a paint-your-own-pottery place only about three miles from my house. Oh how I miss that place. I used to spend hundreds of hours there, painting. It was so relaxing, and so much fun! And once a month, they had “Diva Night”. This was on a Saturday after regular store hours, and you needed a ticket to get in. They picked a different theme every time, and there was food and refreshments. Diva Night was girls night, no men allowed…. well, I think they were, but none ever came. Sadly, a few years ago, the owner moved and the store closed. There are others like it in the area, although not as close, but I haven’t gone there – yet.
These are some coasters. They match the set of dishes I painted. The sun (recognize it?) was part of a dingbat font and I printed it out in various sizes and then cut out some stencils.
If anyone happens to have this font, please let me know the name of it so I can download it again. I can’t find it anymore, and can’t remember what it was called. Thanks!
… room to get painted, that is! This is our dining room (excuse the flashy snapshots, please). See why that color has to go?! It actually looks better in the photos than it does in real life. Sometimes the color being off can be a good thing! And no worries, that ugly lamp will find a new home in the trash as soon as we can find one to replace it with…. and Greg will find the time to change them out.
This is the view from the kitchen (and yes, I know that the table & chairs don’t match the cabinets)
View from the computer room room
View from the living room
And here is the view from Melissa’s room, towards the kitchen.
I’m kinda leaning towards some kind of green, and maybe put a darker shade on the bottom and a lighter shade on the top half of the wall, and the trim white…… or maybe some kind of brown tones? I dunno…
It’s time to paint another room in our house and since our dining room is this weird shade of ugly blue, it’s at the top of the list. I just can’t stand to look at it anymore and that color has to go! The thing is, I have no idea what color to paint it! We have light-colored cabinets and I don’t want them to blend into the wall, and on the other hand, I don’t want any dark colors, either. So off we went to Home Depot to look at the paint colors. There must be thousands of them, which doesn’t make this any easier. I came home with a few – for now – but may have to go back for a few more choices. This is the cabinet we have http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50119167 and the sideboard http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/00117024. Both birch veneer.