Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wouldn't it be cool to spell out a whole name or word with letters like this? Hmmm...do I feel a new project coming on?
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
3. Mom and Dad
Posted by Brandie at 8:35 AM
Monday, July 27, 2009
But...I made a mistake. I hate it when I do that! I don't do it very often, not because I am anywhere near perfect, but because I check my notes over and over again before and during painting. I want to be sure I've got it right. However, mistakes do happen and no one is harder on me than myself. I mixed up the pink and the purple. Yikes! The new corrected canvases are below. Thank you, Darlene, for the order and for being so patient!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
My favorite is something new ~ velvet trim. The line dividing the quote for the name is actually a tiny strip of pale pink velvet. She wanted it "vintage, French, and feminine". With this new font, gorgeous colors, and little extras, I think this meets all of those requirements.
Friday, July 24, 2009
My dress was a very simple Jessica McClintock raw silk. I wanted plain and simple before plain and simple was cool. Everything in 1997 was heavily beaded. It is a one piece dress, but was made to look like a vest over a full skirt. My veil was a matching raw silk headband with tiny pearls and an elbow length veil attached.
I loved my dress. I walked in and bought it right off the rack at what is now Belk's. It was like it was there just for me. I hope Lauren wants to wear it someday.
If you want to join in the fun, too, go to Kelly's Korner and add your link to her Mr. Linky. While you are there, bounce around and check out some of the others!
Posted by Brandie at 10:16 AM
My camera has also started doing weird things. Any kind of light in the picture washes everything out. There are these grainy little lines that are driving me crazy. I dread the great camera search, but it looks like that is going to have to happen. Any suggestions or tips on which one would be greatly appreciated. Technology is either a blessing or a curse, depending on the day!
Today I am sharing the photos of my side of the office. Mike's side is still under construction. Please take into account the photo quality! You know what's going on there! We painted over a mural on pale yellow walls with a color I love called "streambed". It is kind of a gray/green and is the darkest wall color I've ever used. When I opened the paint can, Lauren looked at me like I was crazy and said, "Why would anyone paint a room that color?" To her, if it is not some varitety of pink or purple, it is not pretty. The color really made the white trim, closets, and plantation blinds show up.
I love being able to paint downstairs and keep an eye on everything. I also LOVE not having to set up and take down on the kitchen table over and over again. I can leave stuff out and close the door. I am also really happy to finally have the wall space to hang my huge paint set and brush. It just killed me to have it sitting in the attic.
Thanks for stopping by today. Now get out and enjoy this beautiful Friday!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
We decided to take off for a few days on a little family adventure to Alabama. We spent two nights in Huntsville and two in Birmingham. Both cities have some really nice new things to do and places to stay. With us not wanting to spend a lot of money or time in the car, it was perfect.
At the Space and Rocket Center, we did all of the rides and simulators. As you can see, Mike and the kids crammed into one capsule to see what it was really like. The rock climbing wall was also a big hit especially with Lauren. She was actually really good.
At the McWane Science Center in Birmingham, we had a new family portrait made. Cool, huh?
After dinner at my favorite, the Cheesecake Factory, we let the kids play in the outdoor mall's interactive fountains until waaaayyyy past their bedtime. Ahhh, vacation!
Mike was taking my picture in front of this beautiful fountain and sunset because I desperately need a new photo for the blog. Guess who kept creeping closer and closer? I didn't have the heart to crop her out.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
12x24 - $40.00
Saturday, July 18, 2009
6x9 - $20.00
Friday, July 17, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Click here to see more bows from All Things Girly. I love buying handmade things and telling people about good deals and high quality items. These bows are adorable and so well made. She has lots of different items and takes custom orders. She even has all of the princesses!
Posted by Brandie at 7:27 AM
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
11x14 - $30.00
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Anyway, it is hard to paint over red. If you make a mistake with red, it is near impossible to cover. On the other hand, red is sheer. Whatever you want to paint over with red shows through even after several coats.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
I showed all of you some pictures of Lauren's new room (Carter's old room!) so, to be fair, here are some shots of his new upstairs room. This is the room that was Mike's office/my studio. I love this space! It it so cozy with all of the angled ceilings.
The problem was that with it being upstairs and away from everything, I never used it. I painted at the kitchen table so I could keep an eye on things. It was a good place to paint, but inconvenient.
The wall were already this color and in good shape so this is the one room that wasn't painted. I do have a new green and brown football bedding set from my new favorite place, the Land of Nod, ordered. I'm going to have to redo his jersey canvas!
I am so glad to be finished with my big summer project. It was a job, but we are all happy and I feel such a sense of accomplishment. I'll share my new studio as soon as Mike gets his side organized!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
11x14 - $30.00