Saturday, October 07, 2006

Yes.. I've been MIA for a few days... and yes I do, do other things sometimes beside knitting.. this is the project of the week.. I've been painting my bed which has been in the garage for .. cough.. um.. awhile... and ... ( please excuse the messy garage.. we are in the midst of a big clean out).. I am now 3 coats of paint into the process.. one coat of primer.. two coats of paint... the bed was originally a dark cherry color... and I'm not a fan of dark furniture... I finished applying the last coat of paint last night just about dusk.. and I thought it was good to go... ready to start on the varish today.. but in day light.. eh.. there are still a few areas where u can see that something darker lurks beneath.. so on to another coat of paint.. sigh.. every coat takes about 3 hours to apply because of the posts and the detail...I'm a picky painter and don't like to see brush strokes.. so it takes a while to get it just right..















Just so u don't get bored looking at knitting everyday.. (I never get tired of looking at knitting but I'm obsessed with it).. sometime's but notvery often I do a little painting here and there.. this is a picture I painted of my dad when he was about 20yrs. old.. it was painted with acrylic paints... I guess my style leans towards a cartoony look... for some reason everything i paint has that look to it... maybe I'll show u more paintings tomorrow..




















Knitting news....
I have had a little time to work on my vest and I'm adding the last armhole edging and sewing up the side seams today.. so maybe there will be a FO tomorrow.. (^_^)

3 comments:

Brena said...

Is there anything that you DON'T do? Hope to see you Tuesday!

Jessica said...

wow, I had no idea you were also a talented artist! I love the painting.

Maggie said...

I second both of their comments. I am constantly suprised by everything you can do