Monday, February 25, 2013

Framing

 
My upstairs bathroom is coming along
slowly due to my health and some
health issues that have popped up...
 
But with a good day on Sunday and
apparently a lot of energy Iwas able
to get the pieces cut out to frame
my mirror.
 
Cut out and primmed. Had
hoped to paint and hang today
but between dr. appts. I took a
nap. LOL...
 
I managed to also get the new pulls on the
doors and drawers only to
find out that I could not
locate the hinges.
No telling what I did with them.
So I made a Lowes stop today.
Hinges and nails.
 
Should be ready to go....
Thanks for stopping in,
Pam

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The New Look

Good morning ~


The weekend before last I started yet another project, although I have some I need to finish that I started before. I think I get bored with the way things are going and I have to move to something else. I don't know, been like that all my life.

But anyway, I had the small, thin in width bookcase that is in my entry way. I have had it for years. Well, let's see, my daughter is 32 and I got it when she was a baby. It was given to me and my ex by his mother and it once had belonged to her father. I had not touched it all these years but the other day I was looking at it and decided it needed help.

It had a reddish tint to it as you can see but the color in my living room is a dark brown color and this is right there at the living room so I wanted them to match.




I primed the piece and added some legs to it which that alone made a neat difference. The I pulled out the same dark brown paint that I did my bathroom cabinet in. It took a while, so I did not finish it up the weekend I started on it. I finished it this weekend. Had prime this side and when that dried, flip it and prime the bottom of the shelves. Let that dry and repeat twice with the paint. Here is the finished product.



 
But I am proud of the way it came out. Matches the other stuff and has a different and new look to it. My intent is to cover cardboard with material or paper to put in the back of each shelve and make it pop.

Thanks for stopping in,
Pam




Sunday, February 17, 2013

Water

 
When I got my first professional type
camera almost five years ago
I tired a lot of different things just to
see what I could do.
 
For some odd reason I decided I wanted
to shoot a drop of water. Not as easy
as it sounds but it was fun trying.
 
Took me a few minutes before I got
lucky enough to get this shot.
One of my all time favorites.
 
 
Sometime later I decided to play again.
I took this as the kitchen faucet dripped
into a blue bowl.
 
 
This last night I wanted to play some
more. This shot was taken
with the water dripping into my
stainless steel sink.
 
 
But then I started shooting the drip again.
Now this one is right up there with my fav.
 
 
More shooting into the sink to get a splash.
 
 
Love this one.
 
 
This one turned out cool also.
 
 
More splashing..
 
 
No splash.
 
 
To cool...
 
Thanks for stopping in,
Pam
 
 


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Thinking of Warmer Weather

Not a fan of squirrels since they ate a hole
in the eve of my house and moved in a
few Christmas' ago. Was not
funny the amount of money
I put out to have them gone and to
have that fixed.
 
But on the flip side of it, they are
fun to watch.
 
In the spring I love to sit on the deck
and watch them and the birds.
I love feeding the birds....
but it just draws these squirrels closer
to the house.
 
 
 
Last weekend I put some bread and oranges out
for the birds.

 
And within 30 minutes this guy appeared.


 
He got a piece of orange out but he
was not to excited about it.

 
But it was fun to stand at the window and
watch him trying to dig the bread
out from around the oranges.

 
 
Course he finally got a good chuck
out to eat on.

 
LOL....I knocked on the window and this
is the reaction I got...but it did
not stop him for going back to eating.
 
Well, it will not be long before I can sit
out again to watch these guys...
come on spring!
 
Thanks for stopping in,
Pam

Friday, February 15, 2013

The Drawing

Meet my great nephew Cole.


As children grow and are given some tools to teach them different things like drawing and coloring, other things can take place.


My great nephew, Cole, who will be 2 next month decided to draw with his crayons on the wall. Now who has been there? I've been there, my son did it and my grandson did it. According to my mother, I did it! Look at that master piece. Looks like an R at the top and ay at the bottom. Ray, his grandpa's name. LOL




 
As I was talking to my mom about Cole doing, both of us laughing, she informed me I had done it also. Whoops, ME? REALLY? This story I had never heard before. I apparently, or it is alleged that I locked myself in a small bathroom at my Grandmother Montgomery's house and I took lipstick to the walls. Well, in my defense, lipstick looks like a crayon. The problem with this was, I was really little and could not figure out how to unlock the door when I was told to. So according to mom, they put my brother Ray, through the window and he unlocked the door so they could get to me.






                                                              mom and I



On the flip side, being an artist, I know that I was beginning to show my talents, even at that young of an age!

Thanks for stopping in,
Pam


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

To Paint or Not, Color or Not, Shutters or Not



In the summer of 2009 I had my house painted from a 90's type country blue to this. Not really sure what color you would tag this with. It is a type of beige, but at times it has a gold look to it and other times it has a green hint to it…..but anyway, I say beige.


The windows in the house are trimmed in white so I kept the shutters white. Actually, these have been replaced from the wooden ones to the new hard plastic (whatever) type. The guy who painted the house said he could do the shutters and door a different color but at the time I had already put out a good chuck of change so I stayed with the simplest…..white. He made the suggestion of color after he had already painted them white, and I also saw no need to change that.

NOW….the door picks up everything, so I was thinking of painting it a color. Question is, what color? Then the next question is, since I have decided to not do the shutters, will that be ok? I posted these questions on facebook on my home page. And I got a lot of replies. I was thinking a light hunter green color, but now I wonder if a bold hunter green? The replies I got were really neat, they ranged from green, to orange (no), to red (considering) to a burgundy, teal, and even yellow (not considering). More votes went to red but then the burgundy came in this morning……oh yea, that sounds great to me. Will not show dirt, has a pop of color when folks walk up and it will be different. I am still in question of the white shutters….crap, I might need to have someone paint them the same color…..just not sure how well that will stand up since they are not wood.

I will tell you why I have that question in my mind of the two different colors…..I have a hint (maybe more) of OCD and as driving I will look at house and my first thoughts are, that would look better if the door was the same color of the shutters! Yes I do…..and this question is killing me!

Thinking it will require slapping paint on that door and going with it, if I don't like, what have I got to lose? I will just repaint again!

Thanks for stopping in, Pam

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Franklin TN. Art Crawl

 
 
 
Friday
~2-1-2013~
 
Morning started this way.
 
But it did not hang around long.
 
The evening was an event put togethere by a
a friend, Jill. There were 6 to 8
ladies that were going to attend
the Franklin, TN art crawl but
due to the temps being in the
low 20's several ladies
dropped out....Only 4 of
us crazies came out for
the fun.
 
We met and started here.
 
 
I had a great BLT, pasta salad and
fruit tea.
Yummy.
 
 
No, I did not try this but it looked amazing.
 
 
After our meal we ventured out into the
COLD
streets!
 
First stopping point was the visitors center.
Where we listened to a gentleman singing
and this woman playing.
 
Very nice.
 
 
Beautiful painting at one gallery we
stopped at.
 
Elvis' Graceland.
 
 
I loved these paintings at Gallery 202.
 
 
Watermelon, coke and Cracker Jacks.
 
 
I had to step out and get cooled off
while waiting on the group.
 
 
Jill, and her new friend.
 
 
Loved these.
 
 
This one place we went in just went on
and on, and on...
 
 
That would be me, sitting in the comfortable
chair in the center. Jill to the right of me,
T to the the left and in the back is
Ann, a high school friend of
Jill's.
 
 
My mom has some jars like
this....I never thought
I would love antiques
but I love them now.
 
 
Oh my gosh....get
a load of all these
old sewing machines.
 
 
LOL....no digital here,
no color,
and no remote!
 
 
 
How many remember these?
Chains made of gum wrappers...
I never made them but I
do remember them.
 
 
 
Right outside one antique place.
Loved the way the lights look
on this cold evening hanging
in the trees.
 
 
 
Take a load off and
take a
seat !
 
 
 
Oh my gosh....this
will take a person back.
 
 
I have been amazed lately of all
the old items that folks are
taking to make lamps
and lights from..
This would make an
awesome
lamp for a desk...
Cool...
 
 
Wow...and this
one also.
 
 
Thinking this has something
to do with washing
clothes...but
I am really not
sure.
 
 
LOL...I had a pair like this.
 
 
See what I mean....neat lamp.
 
 
So glad that I got into
photography
after DIGITAL
arrived.
Not sure I could handle this.
 
And the lights again.
 
 
Thanks for stopping in,
come again soon.