Monday, July 11, 2011

Another Chalkboard

We all love chalkboard paint! 
I made a HUGE new chalkboard for my den.

I had kept my eye out for a really big picture or painting that I could turn into a chalkboard and I found one at a yard sale for only $2.00.  I thought the details of the frame were perfect. 

I had forgot take a "before" picture.  The frame was a gold leaf and I had already started spray painting the painting before I went to grab my camera.  Here is what I started with.

( I don't know why blogger keeps rotating the picture.  Ugh )

This is what I ended up with.

I  am in LOVE with how it turned out.  This is also my first time using a glaze and I think it all works together nicely.  Please ignore the notty pine...I have plans to change that.  Just give me some time.


Have you been told since you were little that you were creative?  Did you grow up with creativity being encouraged?  I believe we all are creative and that sometimes we just have to believe in our ideas.  No matter what creative talent you have, it might be writing, photography, DIY, painting, gardening, crafts, what ever it might be...keep at it and the more you use your talent I believe the more it will grow.

Photos courtsey of me.  :)
Nothing encourages creativity like the chance to fall flat on one's face.  ~James D. Finley

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! ~Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

Never tell people how to do things.  Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.  ~George Smith Patton, War as I Knew It, 1947
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.  ~Pablo Picasso
Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.  ~Lewis Carroll
Happy Monday!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Vacation is Near!

I have spent a lot of my time at a place like this lately.

The paperwork has been never ending lately as well.

I also have been busy watching this guy play t-ball....

...and this little girl play softball.

I have been busy running this one where she needs to go.

We had some fun over the 4th of July weekend...

and now very family will slow down enough to get to go on vaction to a place like this.

That makes me smile.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Have you missed me because I have missed you.  I have missed being a creative. I have been really busy with work and life.  I will be back posting regularly when it slows down a bit.  I have so many things that I would like to accomplish in my home and I will share each step with you.

Today as I was looking around blog land,
I stumbled across Pink and Polka Dot blog by Kristi.

She has some beautiful things on her blog.  Go over there and check her out. 


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