Sunday, March 19, 2017

Second-Hand Treasures

Over the past year I have acquired a few second-hand, thrift store finds 
to go in our 1965 Avion camp trailer.  


A water pitcher and bowl for washing hands. 


 I needed a table in the trailer. and when I found a matching pair of drop-leaf end tables, I purchased them hoping one would fit in the space between the counter and the bed. It fit perfectly!  The table is easily moved outside when camping for several days, or moved over in front of the bench when we are eating inside. 


Utensils will be stored in the drawer.


This pitcher holds my drinking water.  



Here is my favorite find, an antique early 1900's seal skin suitcase.
  

The interior is in pristine condition. 





A perfect place to store my favorite vintage western shirt and fringed jacket.


I purchased it from OldRedHenVintage.etsy.com


Monday, March 13, 2017

A Painting a Day............,I'm going to try

Quickly painted this little vignette this morning.  I have made a goal to make a painting 5 days a week for the next 6 months. 
Hopefully I will......well maybe........if I don't get side tracked.,,,, 




I have a new art studio.  A room just off the kitchen in our rental. A space to create, tucked away from the hub-bub of every day life.  Hopefully I can escape there for several hours each day and make or paint something wonderful.


I am currently working on a portrait of my daughter.  I am debating if she will be holding a chicken or flowers in her arms.  What do you think?


A school ceramic project signed by the artist holds extra brushes.


A vintage desk lamp was a great find!


Captured these flowers in the yard before the weather changed. 


I have a note book and quickly sketch people as they as sitting quietly in church.  It is good practice to try to capture the essence of an individual in just a few short minutes.  Also doodling helps me retain what the speakers are saying.



I also take notes.


Blanket Flowers.

I like to paint flowers!
 A PAINTING A DAY,,,,,,,,,,,,,I'M GOING TO TRY!