the beginnings of chalkboard art.
and don’t judge my bunny… he’s got some issues!
off to get some painting done now.
and maybe a short run.
this weekend involved many things.
some really sad, that i don’t want to go into right now.
and some happy.
it was our turn to host our dinner group.
there are 4 of us couples and we rotate houses.
we try for once a month but realistically it ends up being quarterly by the time our schedules all line up.
and let me just say… all the other ladies are AMAZING cooks.
that’s how i choose my friends! shhhh.
that being said, when it comes to our turn i always majorly stress out.
i want to bless them the way that they’ve blessed me.
hence the perfect reminder in the curly girl design card!
and it did hold true. of course.
i have a habit of wanting to shoot for the moon and then being disappointed in myself when things don’t end up perfect.
any of you do that?
in the end, it’s really about the conversation & the people.
which both, as always, were wonderful!
are you in a dinner group?
do you do themes? games? conversation starters?
if you’re not in one, maybe it’s time to start one…
i made this vintage & recycled ornament wreath probably 5 years ago.
it is my very favorite christmas decoration to pull out every year.
although, not the easiest to store away.
angel is by renowned american folk artist debbee thibault.
for this project you will need:
a good 3-4 hours!
glue gun & plenty of glue sticks
styrofoam wreath (i used a 17″ flat not rounded one for mine)
lots and lots of ornaments, different sizes all the way down to minis if possible
2. at this point you’ll want to tie a ribbon around the wreath for hanging.
3. then began hot gluing ornament after ornament on the top first, then move to the sides of the wreath. i started by gluing larger ones first saving the smaller ones to fill in the gaps later.
**make sure as you’re going along that it sits flat on your table as that is how it will hang on the wall.
**i tried to apply glue on as many sides that I can, giving it as much security as possible.
if you follow me on instagram (close2myart) then this is all old news to you…
i finally finished re-doing my chalkboard wall.
initially, i just painted directly over the lightly textured drywall.
but it ended up still having too many bumps to be able to get clean lines with the chalk and was driving me crazy!
i’m so excited, valentina says she’s going to be designing a piece of ”A” art soon.
i can’t wait to add it to my collection!
i don’t know if it’s fall coming on-
but i’ve totally been in the mood to finish some projects and cozy up the house.
(once again, sorry for my bad phone quality shots)
hope you’ve had a lovely weekend.
that is… if everyone hasn’t given up on me and there are still people reading this blog!
i warned you that i was going to keep going on and on about my hand painted stairs! ha!
in reality… i needed to post them here on my new blog with my watermark and the quote reference.
the stairs lead from our living quarters to my home studio above the garage…
i thought this quote by john maxwell was quite appropriate for the location, and oh-so-true!