Sunday, May 25, 2008

An excuse for my tardy posting ...

It's time for spring cleaning and (re)decorating. Since we live in such a little house and I am a collector (some people call it being a packrat!), I decided to rearrange the place just a bit.

I figured that if we just organized the bathroom like this, we could have all sorts of space to spare.
For you very literal folks out there ~ I'm kidding, okay?! This is a shot of the bathroom the day they came to re-do the floors. Our house has been turned upside down for a week, but it seems to slowly be getting back into "liveable" shape. I will take "after" shots soon. Aren't renovations fun?

Friday, May 09, 2008

And now for something completely different for Show & Tell Friday

This may come under the category of What was I thinking?! but I thought I'd share this painting with you on Show & Tell Friday. First I will tell you that in my continued effort to reuse/recycle as much as possible in my artwork, I actually used a piece of cardboard to paint this one. Originally, it was going to be a straightforward Wide-eyed family portrait. Then, when I started painting and saw that the corrogated cardboard was showing through. Hmm .. should I continue with the painting or give it up? I decided to just let loose and try something a little different. And thus, we have this 24"x35.5" painting entitled Birds of a Feather. This is my family, left to right: David Robin, Dawn Canary, Greg Sparrow, Zach Bluebird.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Show & Tell 3 ~ Tweet!

Sorry I didn't post for Show and Tell Friday last week. I will make up for it by posting two things this week, how's that? The beautiful painting shown here, "Empty Thought Balloon" was painted by my very talented brother-in-law, Nick Supina III. This painting hangs on my gallery wall in my livingroom. The colour of the reproduction here is a little dull compared to the actual painting. I love paintings that feature bright, happy colours!
Since I believe spring has finally sprung around here, I have some birdies for your viewing pleasure today. The silver set on the right are salt and pepper shakers that my mom and dad received as a wedding present in 1948. The fat little birds on the left are a pair of salt and pepper shakers ReUse Centre treasures and the bird house with its attached birds was a gift from one of my nieces.