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November 2013

Coloring Inside the Lines

By | My Artist Home

Finally!

I finished painting the rug on floor of the dining room, (Woot woot!! Toot horns and dance jigs!)…

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And then immediately moved in everything, including the Christmas tree, the minute the sealer was cured enough to walk on.

It went pretty much like this:

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The dining room was the last in this batch of rearranging I’ve been working on since Logan moved into Supported Living, and Mike and I reclaimed the whole house and emphasized its function as studio space. I still have refining and reorganizing to do here and there, especially in my painting and paper studios, but overall I’m done, and it feels great.

And now I’m going to go have dinner in my new cozy dining room by the light of our faithful old Christmas tree.

I said it feels great? What was I thinking? It feels AWESOME!

Gobble Gobbled

By | Holidaze

Logan came home today for Thanksgiving. Of course the thing to do while I cook is watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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And maybe play a little with Snug during the commercials.

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While Logan and Mike watched, I got the turkey in the oven. I still use the instructions mom sent me the first year I ever made a Thanksgiving dinner by myself.

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I also made the potatoes and the green beans and the gravy. And the parade marched on.

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Then it was time to eat. And in ten minutes we were done.
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This was all accomplished by 1:30 when we headed to the movies to see “Catching Fire” the second in the Hunger Games trilogy (no irony in that selection I can assure you!) after which we took Logan and his ample leftovers to his home, made a mad dash back to our house to change clothes and meet my parents at Barbacoa for our nontraditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Because once again, it was time to eat.

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“Blessed” gets tossed around casually all the time. Heck, I get blessed every time I sneeze. But I do truly feel blessed to live such a wonderful life with such a great family, and for all of them, I am thankful.

And now I must go lie down because I think I ate too much. Again.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Gobble, gobble.

Dining Room Painted Rug, Part 2

By | My Artist Home

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Gaaaaahhh! Caught not quite finished with my project. I really only have one or two more colors to go and then the sealer, but for now I’ve got to call it a day. Here’s today’s progress sequence:

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We’ll see how dedicated to this paint job I am tomorrow. NOT! It’s Thanksgiving and I am getting excited about that. I got my pies and the cranberry sauce made today and the only brush I intend to pick up tomorrow is the basting brush! Gobble Gobble!!

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New Dining Room Painted Rug, Part 1

By | My Artist Home

It would seem there are very few projects lately which can be accomplished in one day, making this whole daily blog post ambition, well, ambitious. I wish I could accomplish things as quickly in real life as I can in my cartoon fantasy brain. Guessing I’m not alone.

So, today’s project (which will probably take up to four days but I will attempt to cram into two because I also have Thanksgiving and decorating the house for Christmas to get done in the same four days) was painting the “rug” on the floor of our new cozy dining room. The same room which used to be Mike’s studio.

Today’s post is going to be short and to the point because I’m just going to show you my progress so far:

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There, I just saved you 5,000 words. Part 2 tomorrow, assuming real life doesn’t get in the way of my cartoon fantasy plans.

Livingroom Revamp

By | My Artist Home

We’ve been spending all this time getting the art studio parts of our house working, and as they are coming together and we are actually able to do things like go to our studios and MAKE ART it has been very satisfying.

There’s another side of this house that’s got to work for us too however, and that’s the part where we snuggle in, put up our feet, and chill.
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As long as we’ve lived in this house our living room has done triple duty as living room (duh), dining room, and overflow studio.

No more.

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The dining room/work table is now downstairs in the other half of Mike’s painting studio and so only sofas and chairs and books and music and art were left to rearrange.

I imagine some work will still get done in here — I’m snuggled on the sofa right now writing this post — but what I really look forward to is having this be the room we come to to recharge. Read a book. Listen to NPR. Put Pandora on Alice’s Restaurant and take a nap.

This house was built in 1938. If I’d written my blog post back then I guess I would have shown you these pictures:

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Definitely in need of some of that chill time. Action Girl is getting punchy. You know it’s bad when she can’t resist a photo editing joke.

What a turkey.

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