Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A Few Things............

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. My parents enjoyed their anniversary with my siblings and their families. We live too far away to make a quick visit, so we had a nice, quiet (well, with two teenage sons at the table) Thanksgiving here at home.

Over the long weekend I finished my son's (See Bedroom #2) bedroom walls; think race car track! The red and black stripes over the tan stripe looks "hip" and "mod", (my words~and I'm showing me age!) and "totally cool", (his words). Here are some pics of the process:

The taping of the stripes; this took awhile.....the prep before the painting always does!

I must have been a little *tipsy* with paint fumes when I took this one!

The black stripes......I guess I forgot to take a photo after the red stripe was painted.....blame it on the paint fumes!

One wall done! We "tried it out" on the smallest wall in the room before he decided he liked it enough for me to "go for it!"

Another finished wall. I took these at night, so the lighting isn't great....plus I still have to do some touch ups.

If you stand in the middle of the room and look around the room, you can get a little dizzy, but he's happy! :) Do you think he'd notice if I painted a Rufus Porter-esque mural under those stripes?


A new month also means it's time for website updates. For my update on TDIPT, you can adopt some ancestors HERE
(they are very quiet and don't take up a lot of room.....the ideal relatives to have!)

and on EWM for the month of December, I've made a few holiday hostess/ keep for yourself gifts HERE.


Doreen said...

good morning Suzanne. I LOVE the bedroom make over..it looks great and very fun!

Your new offerings are just wonderful. By the way..I made you Featured Artist this month!

Hugs, Doreen

clothnclay said...

Love the stripes, Suzanne! Don't tell your son, but when I first saw them, they reminded me of antique ticking fabric! Becky

Julie said...

Hi Suzanne,
I love the race stripes too! I think you have done a wonderful job. I know your son is going to love it!
I also just love the new offerings!!! The minature portraits are my favorite!!!!
Congratulations on being Feature artist at Early Work!

Diane Costanza said...

I love this design because it is so versatile. It can go from young bot to man easily. Great job.

Nana said...

Wow! Those stripes turned out fabulously. I hope everyone is noticing the very straight edges of each color. Masterfully done. You're a pro to be sure.

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Suzanne, happy holidays to you!! Love your miniature portraits and I really like your son's walls....masculine but really cool too. Well done.


Suzanne said...

Thanks everyone! It does make his room seem a little more "grown-up", and I love the idea of "antique ticking" Becky!
That's what I'll think of when I step into his room from now on and that will help me imagine it as more "early American".
Thank you, Doreen, for featuring my art on EWM this month!

Carole said...

Well Suzanne if it were me you know I would have found a way of putting a Rufus Porter mural somewhere! You did a great job and I am sure your son is thrilled with his new look.
I left a comment for you on my blog, just in case you don't check back after leaving a comment.