>> Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Long time no write... I don't even know what my excuse is, but whatever I come up with I'm sure it will be the whole truth, nothing but the truth, so help me God.
I decided that the reason it's been non stop snowing is because my last blog says 'it's snowing' and since I haven't written since then it didn't know it was supposed to stop. So hear this weather, 'It's spring', let's see if that works.
I'm back in school, taking two classes that I really enjoy and have been doing some re-creation of stuff, finally purchased a good printer and have been printing pictures and doing some painting.
I recently moved into an apartment and if you've ever rented before you know it's unusual to be able to paint the walls in apartments. They are usually pretty bland. Not exactly liking the stark whiteness and knowing it would take some pretty big art work to break up the wall I had to use the old right brain and come up with something affordable to brighten up the place.
First step was to go to the habitat restore where others bring discarded objects for resale in which the profits go to building habitat homes. I found some old grey shutters for $3 apiece. I purchased four of them thinking that would definately break up the white wall in my living room area. The picture above shows two of them that I have fininshed and am working on the other two. The entire project cost me around $13. Not bad for an original piece of artwork. Even if the artist is currently unknown.
My re-creating is something I've been thinking about and have dabbled in previously but with the economy the way it is I'm thinking it might be my future. Making old stuff into something new certainly has it's advantages financially and also uniquely. Kate's creations will definately be original."
So if you or anyone you know has objects de'art sitting around taking up space, let me know, I'd be happy to make them into something new and unique for you.
I am also painting on some tiles, will have pictures of those later but if you have a favorite saying and would like to have it displayed on your desk, wall, or kitchen counter, let me know and also your decor for the room and I will create an art piece with the words you want to be reminded of daily.
I also bought a couple old dirty, not very attractive lamps at the restore and turned them into art deco lighting for my living room and bedroom.
So between school, working full time at the domestic abuse shelter and being creative, I've been pretty busy.
Of course the best part of being back in Brookings is spending time with all my family and catching up with friends that I hadn't seen for a year.
Have a few birthdays to catch up on and now that I'm back those blogs will be written soon. Actually three grandchildren and two sons, two sisters and a brother have celebrated birthdays since November. I guess it won't be hard to come up with some interesting stories for those special days.
But for now I think I'll leave you with this food for thought, "You were born an original, don't die a copy", good advice for everyone but especially for young people.
Have a great day and will be back soon, hopefully before it snows again.