Monday, October 12, 2009

More Projects


Ever since the art-a-thon I have been in project mode. It's invigorating to create and to see others create as well--I was totally inspired by Mo and Abbie's beautiful work and so happy to have their participation. Small as our little band was, it was great to be a part of something.

I never mentioned this, but part of the motivation for the art-a-thon came from the fact that I could paint. I was super excited to finally get my studio.... then I became pregnant and had to stop painting again {oil paints, turpentine, paint mediums = not good for growing fetus}. Then I had a miscarriage. And while I'd still rather be pregnant I'm not, so I might as well do everything I can do in this stage of life and that means bring on the paint! I truly believe every stage of life has it's benefits and it helps me to accept my current stage of life to focus on the things I can do, rather than the things I can't do. So on that note I've done even more painting....

I never liked our yellow living room and have been wanting to change it to a light grey from day one. I finally tackled that last week! Fortunately my tall husband obliged to help me with the top of the walls, or else I'd be stuck with a yellow board around the top. So here are the pics:

Before:



After:



I really like how it turned out--a little more sophisticated in my opinion. It's amazing what a coat of paint can do for a room.

*I know you're sick of hearing about the art-a-thon, but I'm already starting to plan the next one in January...so get ready. This one's going to be big!


7 comments:

  1. What was the name/brand/color of the paint you used? I'm going to be doing a lot of painting in the next two weeks before we move into our new place, and this is the exact color I'm looking for. My sis-in-law went to Restoration Hardware for me today in Portland and got paint samples for me so I can paint match here. Anyhooo...please share!

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  2. I really like it! And way to seize the day. So true. Ever part of life has something to offer - we just have to take the opportunities we're given.

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  3. CM--

    I'll gladly share...the color is 'gentle rain' and it's the Behr brand--we just got it from home depot. Just a warning, it's a little more of a bluish grey than I had anticipated. I was actually shooting for a warmer grey--but after a couple days I really like it and don't care so much. Just wanted to give you a heads up because it doesn't look so blue-ish in the picture.

    Abbie--thanks lady!

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  4. I have been really into grays for a few years now. it looks great. You painting looks great on gray as well. I love all that you did for the art-o-thon. I am so inspired! We were out of town on the date you set, but I am making up for it for sure! I have talked with my mother in law and she is watching the boys all morning on Wednesday so I can play! woohoo! I will let you know what happens.

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  5. I still want to do the art-a -thon even though I'm ten years late. Does finishing a website count? Yes, yes it does. And while I LOVE grey (Peter's bathroom is grey) I kind of like the yellow better for some reason! Don't shoot me.

    My mom and sis. are in Ohio as we speak. I would have shown up on your doorstep.

    P.S. anything you do is marvy, and I'm sure the grey will grow on me...just like the acorn mold.

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  6. Likely--Thanks and YAY! Can't wait to see what you create! Please send me pics and let me put it on my blog?? Please.

    MM--Yes the website def. counts. In fact, this is weird, but I had a dream I was telling someone about your website. Serious. It was either last night or today during my nap. ummmm...I'm gonna pretend I didn't read that you liked the yellow better.

    And where are your mom and sis? Do they need a place to crash?? They can come here. Fo' reals.

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  7. Ahhhh. That's so calming.

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