After reading this and this and pulling together the photo wall during a nasty two week virus I am feeling healthy and re-energized. I jumped into more than one project over the weekend and started a few new paintings too. Spring is the season for starting fresh and while I have everything I need to do the laundry/mudroom renovation I decided to start go rogue ( sorry c!) and start the stair and bathroom projects. Not too exciting for you but it is very exciting for me. We replaced the skinny little newel at the bottom of the stairs and I gave the new newel and the spindles and handrail a couple coats of white paint. Next we will rip off the worn out and dirty green carpet and replace it with a lighter more neutral wool. I think I like the color on the upper right side (oatmeal) but am waiting for a larger sample to come in so I can get a better visual. I am painting the double vanity in the kids bathroom and the single one in ours a deep grey and am adding the same brushed nickel hardware I used on the kitchen cabinets. Small changes that make a big difference when trying to work with what you have.
I am trying to finish up a few pieces for an upcoming Artstream show, started a new house painting and am slowly moving forward with the chair series. I recently had work accepted into two local juried shows and am super excited to have work hanging at U of M currently and at Gallery 117 next month. It's tech week for my big kids (who seem to be getting sick), my youngest has a big report due and we are looking for the last of the college letters to arrive this week. Big stuff and busy times as this new season desperately tries to take hold. Wishing it would warm up just a bit more but am loving the light these days and hope it is shining bright for you too. These projects aren't going to finish themselves....so back to work :)