Saturday, October 1, 2011

A few updates to share...

A few things were successfully checked off of the list from this morning...

First, I added a fresh coat of paint to our front door.  Any old person might not see any difference, but it was enough of a change for me.  I figured a cool, fall day was pretty perfect for needing to keep the door open for drying purposes!

Little marks on the door (probably took a beating during the last days of construction on the house).

It just wasn't shining like I wanted it to.  Especially considering that the inside panel is freshly painted.

Much better!!!

Next came the wreath project...

I tried one of those yarn wreaths that we have all likely seen online.  I used an entire package of yarn on this one!

I also purchased some fake mums that were on sale at Michael's to go on the wreath.

And this is what I ended up with.

Don't we all just love fall?

Now I just need to find some burlap-ish ribbon of sorts and then it can be hung on our front door.  I am hoping it will really pop on the black door and bring out the red in our urns.  I'm also hoping that our covered porch protects this from the elements--if it doesn't, I may just have to bring it back inside.
Sidenote:  Andy's first comment was, "Shouldn't there be some flowers on the other side too?"  Heaven help me, this boy looks at crafts through the eyes of an accountant--everything has to balance out for him to think it looks right.

The last item on the list (my painting) that I completed today, I debated whether or not to show on here.  Andy, bless his heart, had an even harder time understanding my "abstract" art that I created this morning than he did the wreath.  He kept coming back to me and asking,"No, really, what is it supposed to be?"  I kept telling him that abstract art can look like different things to different people and that I had just painted it for fun.  This absolutely blew his mind.  "So you didn't know what you were painting, you just painted?"  It is my goal to break Mr. Bozeman out of his box he has apparently put himself in, but I'm not sure that I can do it.  Wish me luck.

On to the "art"...

I basically broke out all of the leftover paint samples I already had (mostly wall paint) and just started slapping it on the canvas.  I'm not sure where the eyeball-looking object came from, but I just started working with it.  I tried to mirror it in a smaller way up top.

I'm not sure what I'll do with this painting, if anything, but for now I just keep trying not to judge it too harshly.  A large part of abstract painting is that it should be free of rules, and it definitely doesn't have to look like anything in particular.  It was very freeing to paint with no certain endpoint in mind.  I don't think I'll quit my day job, but it's a fun pastime nonetheless!

I'll leave you with a few pictures to describe the mess that is our garage.  Andy worked on it, but we still have a long way to go.  Please don't turn us in to Hoarders.

And as for the IKEA bed, let's just say after a failed attempt to use the electric staple gun we had on hand, the Bozemans purchased their first staple gun this evening.  We will be back at the re-upholstery job tomorrow to see if we can get it done.

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