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(Or at least come along and share in an artist's stories)
Work on the StudioHouse progresses. This is the sewing room. So far.
I've sewn since I was twelve and now my 2 youngest girls are starting to so a sewing room was a must for the StudioHouse. Since sewing requires lots of time and space (we'll also use it for embroidery, crocheting, quilting, and re-upholstering) I figured the third floor (attic room) would be a great option.
The kids painted the walls. Straight untinted white. Then I decided green for the floor. (Sticking with my Brand Palette) I worked on the floor with Cassie and Erica's help. This is the beginning, before I found out that the paint wasn't mixed completely in the can. One side of the floor ended up a cool green and the other side a warm green. When I got to the bottom of the can there was yellow pigment that wasn't mixed in. Grrrrrr!
Usually after the store mixes it I can just shake it and go. That's IF the store mixes it properly. So here's a tip -
TIP: DON'T TRUST THAT THE STORE AUTOMATICALLY MIXES THE PAINT THOROUGHLY.
I ended up buying more paint (making sure it was completely mixed) and did it all over again.
There's a door leading upstairs to the sewing room that usually stays closed. I finished up with painting them. Every time I open the door to the stairs it makes me happy.
I'm a painter and I messed up. Tell me I'm not the only one who has projects take longer than they're supposed to.
Since November we've been working like crazy on remolding one of our rental houses for a studio. It's a StudioHouse and you can read about it here, here and here. Since we've started I've painted very little. We're not done remolding but sometimes I just have to paint. So after working on the sewing room I pulled out one of my Inspiration Angel paintings. Here's a little painting in progress (PIP) series I'm sharing.
It's on a bright yellow background which is a little different for me. I find I actually like it.
The camera actually made this more pink than it actually is. I think it was trying to adjust for the yellow.
The paintings not complete but I thought it was done enough to show some progression. This is a friend's daughter. I saw her image on her Facebook page and thought it was the perfect look for this painting.
It kind of just says, "Keep trying", to me. It's not ideal painting from a 3" image but luckily she's a familiar face. Here's part of the painting. It's acrylics, fabric, and gold leaf. I'm super excited about these (there are a few others) and how different they are from my normal paintings. I'm hoping to have them ready for Christmas Prints.
Do you every need inspiration to "try" sometimes?
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