Wednesday, June 29, 2016

My Little Free Library

Well, I had a super busy day yesterday!  My Little Free Library, which I painted for a nearby town last November, had it's official unveiling with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  Three other local artists had similar ceremonies throughout the day.

If you're interested in doing one to help the readers of the world (you take a book, you leave a book--it's all free), go to

Here are pictures of it in it's new home as well as a picture of it in my living room from last fall (I posted this before).  You'll see my blue-haired Seattle friend, Cassie, in there who just happened to be in town.

I used metallic paint on the front and inside of this door/window which I don't think shows up too well in these pictures.  I had to do a million coats of it for it to show up in the depth I was aiming for.  Had to reapply that white paint over and over again as well--it was solid white, although it doesn't look that way here.

My friend, Cassie.

Here it was in my living room last November.  I had to hoist it up on plastic ramps and shine a spotlight on it to paint it.  My beagle ended up with bright orange-yellow paint on the tip of his tail which he carried around with him for quite some time!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Day 33 Pawel Had a Bad Day at the Gym

Pawel had a bad day at the gym

Well, I only have about 30 drawings to post to catch up to where I should be!  Why did I let myself get so behind?  Ugh.  There were reasons.  Stay with me.  I've got some good ones coming up.

Making a Kebaya the Traditional Way

Hey, please check out this beautiful video about Heath Yeo making traditional Kebayas by hand.  He dedicates himself to making it the old-fashioned way.  I love when he says his sewing machine gives the embroidery/cloth a certain "spirit."  I love when people/artists/craftsmen and woman dedicate themselves to art over monetary gain.  Thank you, Heath, for bringing beauty to this world.  He is a testament of the work it takes to create original pieces of artwork.

Heath Yeo making Kebayas the traditional way.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

And now for this public announcement

Hi Peeps--

I'm still alive and am currently on Day 47 of my 100 day project.  I know I have a lot of catching up to do.  I will explain more in a bit...