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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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Phase 2, Part 2: Recombobulated

By | My Artist Home

What’s the opposite of discombobulated? Combobulated? Dupbobulated? Spellcheck is beside itself right now — need a little help recombobulating, Spellcheck?

In any case, I promised pretty pictures of Mike’s finished studio today and here they are…

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and now it’s time Action Girl took a break. I could use a little R&R (Rest and Recombobulation) myself!

Discumbobulation: Phase 2, Part 1

By | My Artist Home

Remember this?

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Well now it looks like this:

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I realize to the uninitiated that may not look like an improvement but in fact what you are looking at is Part 1 of Phase 2, or the set up of Mike’s studio in what used to be Logan’s apartment.

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This basically triples Mike’s studio space and gives him a working kitchen too which is great for washing brushes, inking block prints, and taking peanut butter breaks.

Tomorrow we’ll bring down the big dining room table and set up the side of the studio where I can join him and spread out big projects, or where we’ll have dinners with more than 4 people. Tres bohemian, no?

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Pretty pictures tomorrow for Phase 2, Part 2, I promise.

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