Get this: Elyse Press Major of tinkered treasures is going to write about our home for "Cottages and Bungalows" magazine. It is an exciting excuse to fix things up. (Although I did not, in fact, spend all morning "styling" those legos just so.) The threat of publishing pictures of our home in a national magazine is an effective prod for tidying up, we took all sorts of things to the salvation army yesterday.
Today's painting is that one on the back wall, its been brewing for a little while now. (36"x36", oil on canvas, spoken for before it was finished I am happy to say.)
My personal reaction to the season: Here is the before photo. Michael is building a nice little wooden vent cover to replace the big grey metal one. I painted a faux Kashmiri folk art jar because the can I painted Wednesday (in the manner oftinkeredtreasures) was too big. And I needed something green in that cubby.
Yesterday I had a little web browsing binge: I looked at stylecourt, and at these Kashmiri folk art tumblers (no longer to be had anywhere on earth)
and then looked up up Olaf Hajek having seen his book radiating intensity from an interior on the Yvestown blog. This is where I ended up. Weird and fun for me. Captain spectacular helped put an initial coat of acrylic paint on 3 coffee cans and one raisin canister (tomorrow he will decorate his two).
OH, and when I first posted this I forgot to mention that the painted cans were inspired by the ones here from tinkered treasures.