Thursday, January 29, 2015

Painting Furniture

Yay. I finally got started on my painting.

I have decided to tackle two project for now.

Purple Couch

The couch will be easy. I want it to be all black so it will fit nicely in the room and not takeaway from any other furniture pieces.

Room Divider

The more difficult piece will be the room divider. I want to add some black to it but at the same time, I do not want it to be totally dark. I like the green details. Trying to find the balance will be a challenge I am up to.

Painting Couch

I will get started on the couch. I will be using mostly black with a touch of pearl white paint. I like the idea of adding a bit of pearl white for two reasons. First of all, it will slightly tone down the black and secondly the pearl white is not as strong as straight white. 

I will be back on monday with all the updates and images of the finished pieces. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Getting Back to Routine

I want to thank you all for your blessing. Although my grandmother will never be back to her normal self her is what happened this week.

She was moved from her assisted living facility to a re-hab center. She is getting the proper therapy she needs and will be allowed to stay for a month or two My family finds this to be a generous time to look for a permanent place for her. We want only the best.

As for my work, well I think this will be the first full week I will be sleeping in my own bed. I have been at home with my girls but my room was something I saw very little of in-between helping out. Over the weekend things started to look good and our routine is slowly getting back to normal. Well as normal as it can be. We will need to make time to visit grandma in-between school and all but as long as she is okay, we are glad. 

I started taking out my paints and getting a the colors all reasonable and less all over the place. So far looking good. I will be sharing some of my progress on Thursday.

It is really nice to be back.

How was your week?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Too Good to be True

It almost feels surreal but I knew something had to go wrong.

Last Monday I had all my props and Thursday I was well ahead of schedule.

This Monday I was getting ready to paint when reality hit.

My grandmother fell a few weeks ago. Unfortunately this is not uncommon for the elderly and since this happened before, we rushed her to the hospital and to rehab. Standard procedure. And since this happened before, we take good care of her but this time was different.

My grandmother is not doing as well as we thought and she will be needing major long term care. As we are searching for a facility that can help her, there is still much to do at my end. As a family we need to move her belongings out of her assisted facility and find her a place where she will be cared for and happy.

Since the official announcement was made recently, over this comming week, we will be going around to nursing homes as well as getting her belongings in order. As much as I would love to spend the weekend painting and taking care of my mismatched props, at the end of the day family comes first.

My grandmother and my mother really need my help. Although I cannot be involved with making any executive decisions, I need to be there for both of them. Don't worry I will be available from time to time to check out all your blogs, but I will not have a solid block of time to paint and set up.

By the looks of timing this should be over my Wednesday latest with some smaller things to care for over the weekend. I will be back and running full time next Monday.

I do not want to leave any of you high and dry so I would love for you to check out my other blog. I have a bunch of posts already and plan on scheduling them and keeping up the pace over there for now.

See you all in a week!