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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Rock a bye baby . . .

Last summer I was driving through my neighborhood and saw a garage sale. Being the junk junkie that I am, I slowed to see if there anything caught my eye. And there it was. A perfect little children's wooden rocking chair. What is a girl like me to do? I pulled over and was prepared to walk away disappointed. Afterall, I never know if the joints will be strong, if the chair is in good shape, if the price is right. I looked it over, inspected it, and asked the price. It was my lucky day! I brought the chair home and waited for the right moment to transform it. This sweet little rocker was very patient with me, and tonight I put the finishing touch on it.

Here is side view - I love the black and white checkerboard on the rungs . . .
Here is a close up of the chair. It says "With imagination, anything is possible."

And finally, a front view of the chair.

This sweet little chair is just waiting for a little girl to rock her sweet baby to sleep.

Monday, February 16, 2009

I realize I have not been very diligent at posting . . .but that doesn't mean I haven't been working. I have been creating several new mirrors, stools, and black and whites. And in the last few weeks, I fell victim to one of the many colds going around. The universe's way of making me slow down, I guess.

Here are few black and whites to start off with . . .

I particularly like this one . . .it's similar to my usual back and whites, with some newer "doodles" added to it. I was really pleased with the final product.
Here is a new design for a wall mirror. We are trying a "house" design, with an emphasis an the love and blessings of home.

This mirror started with a few flowers and then took on a life of it's own. . .
This is a large mirror - about 2 1/2 feet by 3 feet. This is just a sneak peek of the top portion. I love painting suns - especially during the grey, dark days of winter in the Pacific Northwest.

I bought some stools at a garage sale last spring and they have been patiently waiting for some attention. These are not the typical round stools - rather they have a square seat, with a back. A close up image of the seat . . .

The basic design and colors are laid in; however, none of the details have been added yet. That will come in the next few days.

Thanks for stopping by. I will try to be more diligent in keeping you abreast of all the happenings in the studio!