Tuesday, October 23, 2012

5 year Blog-a-versary

I missed it.  October 10th was my blog's 5 year mark!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

(Scarbrough) City Grocery - Complete

Tonight I finished Scarbrough City Grocery.  Who would have thought?  Shhh, don't tell Dad.  He will find out in 2 months!  I almost blew it this weekend when he was here.  He was helping me carry something and started up the stairs!

I had to include this 'behind the scenes' picture.  I did some furniture moving this weekend so my helper is stuck to me like glue....a little unsure!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

City Grocery Round 3 - YES 3

After visiting Oxford this weekend I was determined it was time to finish this once and for all.  (I started this in 2010...embarrassing.)  I have honestly been scared and intimidated and was not crazy about where the painting was headed.  I was able to use a working varnish to bring it back to blending life...slightly.  Worst case scenario....I mess it up.  Best case scenario....Dad has a Christmas gift.  Wish me luck.  This one has more lines than Square Books (I didn't think that was possible)!  It is possible I could finish this in one more sitting...definitely two.

 Then I can work on my next piece.  Here is the inspiration.  Yes, it is a picture from a picture (the original picture came from Hunter's phone).

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Cotton Wreath

Thank you Pinterest for another wonderful wreath idea (and Dad who gathered cotton for me in the rain)!  I had planned to put the wreath on the front door but am afraid the cotton would become too weathered.  I want to use it next year, too!