When I was in the first grade, I had to stand in the corner (that was the punishment back then) three times. One time it was for singing during the prayer. Why did I do that? Mother said I would play outside and be so intent on what I was doing, I'd tinkle on myself. So I DO have some degree of concentration, but it definitely has to be something I love. Math? Blah blah blah. English and Art, that's what I love. I love to write, but not read. Right now, I'm doing what I love best, painting and helping others become painters too. You would be SOOOO surprised to find out how MANY kids LOVE to paint! Why can't that be the reward for hard work in math or science. I think I would have stepped up to the plate if that had been my reward. OR I would have been thinking about the painting too much, who knows? Anyhoo, I hope you like the before and after of an old cabinet door.
It's one of the few downsides of being crafty..junk. I gots lots of it. Only it's not junk to me, it's a project that is yet to be finished; well, let me be honest, yet to be started. But if you call me at 2:00AM, and your child needs a science project by 8:00AM, I'm your girl! I even "shop" in my own craft shop. I have ribbon, paint, hardware, patterns, both wood and paper, scrapbook stuff, brushes, blah blah blah. Then there's the carport. That's where all the wood lives that I use for ornaments, frames, etc. I have a shop out back with all my tools. (That's a WHOLE other story) Today was the day to clear out and pare down all the wood. In the mix are paint cans, and all kinds of things that got on the back burner during the winter. Uh and Christmas decorations and tree, Senior Chief Keene was supposed to already have all that outta there, aHEM!!! It's not all cleaned out, but I can at least pull my car in where it belongs! Anyhoo, great weather we've been having. I'm including some before and after pics so you can see that OCCASIONALLY I finish a project or two.
So, you're thinking FOOD? Ah, not at my house. I'm a painter, not a cooker, chef, whatever. We just changed everything out in our kitchen. Totally changed the look with colors and very little expense. That's why I have leftovers! Didn't want to put my pretties in a yard sale! That big cup with a rooster on it, you can put a plant in it, it has a drainage hole in the bottom. The chef picture, it is 18x30! The mat was especially made by Joannie at Interior Attitudes. Maybe you'd like one of my leftovers! Just leave a comment, I'll get in touch with you and send an invoice from PayPal, then it's yours! Pick up at my house or arrange something else!
Yep, maybe I just do blogettes, that's my new word. Last blog was last July, that should tell you I'm not a daily blogger. I WANT to be, I NEED to be, but life gets in the way. I've also been under a computer curse. My awesome laptop that my son in law gave me crashed. I was just sick. I've used it for about 2 years and I love it. My smart techno savy son, Tate has me going again. Tate would be the father to Who Dat. Well, we know now that Who Dat was a GIRL!!!! Radley Ruth Nations, born on August 5! First girl in 40 years on our side of the family! I'll post the video of the family finding out she was a girl. Even if you don't know us, you'll laugh, cry, wet yourself, you get it. Mikki and I have had some "girl" days, which I love so much! She inspires me to be better. I wish I was more like her.... That's Radley in the picture, now 6 months old and her big brother, Tucker who just turned 14. Lord, I LOVE that boy! And now, the Radster is right up there with him. Since I've posted last, Radley was born, and my aunt passed away. What's that song about "and when I die and when I'm gone, they'll be one more child born to carry on" Blood, Sweat and Tears, I think. My aunt was 85 and some change and had only been on medication a few short months. Had never had high blood pressure, nothing, was healthy as horse. She was a cool person and if you met her, you would never believe she was 85. I'll miss her so much, already do.