Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Shhhhhhhhhhh I'm sleeping

Wednesday is my painting day. Well I slept through the alarm, and didn't make it. I can't believe I did that. What's happening to me. On Sunday I forgot my key and got locked out, today sleeping through the alarm. Well by the time I got up, I couldn't gather myself, and thought "Oh Crap", I'll just paint at home. HUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There's income tax stuff all over my table and laundry up to the ceiling. Guess what I didn't do? So I threw some laundry in, changed sheets and it's 2 o'clock. Time to start thinking of dinner. What the ... is that all about? This was my job for today. Remember these calendar frames. You bought the calender and frame and when you turned the months you got a whole new scene. Well now good luck finding a calender like that. So being environmentally friendly, I decided I didn't need to know what day it was, but I could not throw out wood. So I twisted the purpose of this frame to make a little spring treat for my little niece (who lives in a box).

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I went to Curry's and got a canvas board, it needed to be cut to size. I gessoed and ...

I chose a Mary Owen design, that I don't remember where I got it from. A little cutesie.

This is what I ended up with. My dilema is that the lower portion is a chalk board, and I'd like to protect it with some kind of varnish. What do I use. So if any of you have ever painted a chalk board please let me know. There were no directions on the bottle.


Susan Williamson said...

I think you've got Spring fever (the good kind).
Even though I've never done anything with a chalk board, I think I'd try some matte acrylic varnish. Or you could give your niece a set of chalks to go with it.

irenka said...

Thanks Susan.

Anonymous said...

Schillings sells those calendars that fit into those wood boxes (just an FYI)...cute little girl in the box (maybe I am biased), but she is so cute!
Love, AP :) xoxo

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