Sunday, 28 March 2010

Art collaboration take two

So I have a problem. I agree to do projects despite not being sure I will ever be able to pull them off (um, like selling digi products?). Sometimes this makes for a fabulous challenge and I rise to the occasion. Sometimes I bite off too much and I end up agonizing for weeks and weeks. Here is the story of such a time.

After agreeing to make another painiting for my coworker I went home and cried for two weeks. Then I came up with a vision of how I wanted the painiting to look. Then followed two weeks of mulling over it. When he started asking about the progress I knew I had to get the work started. That's when I had a nervous breakdown in our living room which led my über talented painter husband to step in and save the day. Oh how I love him so.

I drew the idea on a piece of paper, explained the effect I wanted and what colours I had in mind.  Then we set to work. Him mostly. It only took about an hour to finish it and it turned out amazing. We both contemplated getting a new canvas and make another painting for my coworker as we both wanted to keep this one. However, we have no space for it in our house so we decided to let it go.

The husband's last words? "Don't take on projects that you know you won't be able to pull off again. Um ... we will just have to see about that, lol.

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Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Art collaboration and a gift set

One of my coworkers asked me to do a painting for him after seeing the one I did for another coworker a while ago. It took me a while to get started and then it didn't exactly come out the way I had envisioned it. So after giving it several tries I had to ask my husband for help. I had the shapes and colours all set. I just couldn't get the blending of the black and white right. His solution was to open a bottle of wine and crack the paint bottles open. After a while we were both standing there talking and dragging paint along imaginary lines. The end result was this organic creation.
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For the gift we got my sister for her birthday I wanted to do something cute and sassy and chic and cool. All at the same time! So I rummaged through my collection of wrapping paper and was discouraged. I had lots and lots of Christmas themed paper (ok, so I do go overboad in that department, sue me, lol) but nothing that screamed chic and sassy. What to do, what to do? Improvise of course! I went with a black wrapping paper and added a strip of this ultra cool scrapbook paper by Glitz. Then, as a simple last little touch I added a hot pink ribbon and some bling. Simple but effective.
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Naturally I had to do a matching card as well. The pink paper got to act the star again, and I added the same ribbon as well as her initial and some sequins.
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The gift? My faves; white high top Converse all stars!

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Painting weekend

I spent both Saturday and Sunday morning painting this huge mutha of a painting. It all started with my coworker seeing a picture of a painting in our livingroom that my husband painted and asking if my husband would be up for making something similar for his new place. It continued with a misunderstanding between me and the hubby (where I thought he said yes and he thought he said no) and ended with me taking on the challenge this weekend.

Whew, and what a challenge it was. The canvas was 1x1,5 meter. OK, so I don't excercise all that much so I am ashamed to admit that I'm not as limber as I was a few years back. But painting that canvas was a right pain! It would have been an epic photo op though - thank god I was home alone!

Anyway, here is the finished product. I am not a painter. So not a painter. But we will see what my coworker thinks of it. If he doesn't like it I will definitely force the husband to redo it.
(Please excuse the blurry photo)

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I finally ordered the P53 book last night from Shutterfly. *gulp* Despite having a 20% off coupon it all still ended up being ... um ... not inexpensive. I know I will love the book and cherish it forever, and I know I am getting a 12x12 book with 53 pages so I get that it will cost , but it still hurt when I clicked on the final order button. LOL!

Sunday, 8 March 2009

New painting by JRKonst

My husband is an excellent artist and paints striking pieces of art. The latest one he did quickly became one of our favourites and we hung it in our bedroom on the wall facing our bed. It is the last thing I see before I go to sleep and the first thing I see when I wake up. I love the energy it has and it looks so great on the white wall.

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He hasn't updated his blog in ages and he has several new pieces. I need to get on his back about that.

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Please have a seat, sir

For my newhew's first birthday I decided to give furniture painting a try. His room has a sun, moon, and stars theme and is painted white and blue so I went with that theme to compliment the rest of the room.

I have to say that the prep work and basic painting turned out to be oh so boring. The fun part, the decorating, didn't last long enough for it to be something I would consider doing again unless someone actually asked me to do it. But the little boy loves his table and chairs and uses it regularly.

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I apologize for the non fancy photographs, I added the last touches to the table about an hour before the party. Talk about procrastinating, LOL.