When I sold my last house, I sold most of the furniture with it. That means I have no living room furniture, nothing, nadda, zip. So below are some big plans that I am thinking of tackling. I love this honey colored pine cabinet at a local antique mall. I think it would make a great tv cabinet. The top drawer, I would deconstruct so the the front drawer panel would flip down on hidden hinges and I could put the DVD, Roku and remotes behind it. No problem with that project, easy peasy lemon squeazy. I am head over heels crazy for this rusty toile railing and I MUST find something to do with it. I just can't think of what yet. Maybe a room divider or a side end table. A piece of granite would be nice on the ledge of this piece. Let me tell you how much I love a good chesterfield sofa but not in blue crushed velvet. This one has good lines and I would love to re-upholster it but I admit I am intimidated by all that button tufting. This is how I would like to re-do the sofa. In a patchwork fabric like this chesterfield on the left featured in a Romantic Country magazine. Making the patchwork fabric would be a breeze and I have plenty but again all that button tufting. I think I could do it but there would be a good possibility I could go insane before finishing.
A journal I made a couple of years ago that I am just starting to work in.
A scrappy layered journal with a record album used for the cover and lots of pictures and mixed lot of papers.
A long forgotten friend this journal is, full of scrappy goodness, funky 60's wallpaper and just plain old good stuff. A journal that just makes me smile every time I pick it up. Full of old memories and adding new ones. more updates as I continue in this Supreme Journal
***Today I am sad for the people who purchased my house last year and are now battling the Texas wild fires that are burning and have forced them to evacuate. I know they loved that house as much as I did when I lived there and it is sad to see so much lost in the fires. And I am sad for all my little lizards, I can only hope they are safe in their little burrows.***
I have been spending more time with my sketchbook or is it a doodle book. Or maybe it is a doodle sketchbook journal. The journals have been put aside for the time being. Drawing mice has been my current obsession, I wanted to draw squirrels but it's mice that seem to emerge on the pages of this sketchbook.
My pen of choice had been rapidograph pens whether it was sketching or doodling but they are just so fussy. At Christmas, I received this gift of Copic markers set in black and I love them. These are the pens and markers that I now use every day. This set comes with a handy ink refill kit and has a nice variety of sizes. This set comes with a nice zippered case that makes it easy to grab for working on the sketchbook outside the art room.
One of my neighbors has the most amazing jamine growing in their yard. It goes all the way up several trees and has partially engulfed the house. Even though it smells heavenly, I do not covet this jasmine for my garden. The jasmine has formed tunnels that go from tree to tree. Though the jasmine is incredible but I am thankful it's not anywhere near my yard, it's a monster.
Purple Tiger it's the only grafted modern floribunda rose that I have in my gardens with this rose, it is a never-ending battle with black spot and mildew plus it's a magnet for every bug known to roses and it's a poor grower and little fragrance but when it blooms, I forgive this rose for all it's fussiness