Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Months ago I bought a box (25) of white ceramic tiles, 6 X 6. My original plan was to paint them and use them to cover the risers on the steps leading to my studio. Unfortunately, they were too large. So, I put them aside, in a dark corner of the utility room and forgot them. This week, I came across them and had a creative thought! Some of them have a good amount of texture to them. I used the back side of the tile (the rough side) to put down a layer of wallboard joint compound. When it is dry and painted, it leaves a wonderful surface that makes you want to run your fingers over it. I have attached ribbons to the back sides with a strong glue (E6000) so they can be hung. And, I have signed them on the back also. My "plan" is to offer these up at local art festivals; $25/each or 2 for $40. Would love to send them on to a new home! Some of the tiles I used the top, or smooth side on which to create the images. I have more art tiles in the process, including some beautiful ones showing pears! Stay tuned!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Chapter I ... the shake down ... Recently we took Molly out for her first real road trip, to make sure all systems were functioning. Molly just recently became a member of the family at Arbor Vista! She is 35 feet long and 11 feet 9 inches tall. This last one is a very important number to commit to memory, I assure you. This was our camp spot for the night. It was a beautiful place. While we were there I did some painting and we went for a long walk, with the walking sticks we brought with us. Dinner was some beef and bean burritos I had made before we left home. Incidentally, that freezer works great! Breakfast was cereal and toasted bagels. We have the cutest little red toaster we took with us. And, of course, the cutest little red coffee maker too! I have to say, sitting in the passenger seat, up so very high, with my feet on the dash (grin) and with those panoramic windows, you can see a whole lot of this country. I am anxious for the next adventure!