It's been an interesting week and this is what I have learned. First, there is almost nothing that doesn't eventually end up in a thrift shop. Last summer when we were redecorating the apartment we looked high and low for a round table no more than 32 inches in diameter. We almost bought a repro piece that was stupid expensive but I backed away because I was sure the real deal would come to us from a junk shop cheap. Finally gave up in the fall when we found a nice old harvest table. Wednesday I walked into Sally Ann and there it was, the EXACT table we were looking for $54.99. It was gorgeous but there is no room for it now so I walked on by. I probably should have bought it anyway but Daniel would have objected to being unable to get into the apartment, wah, wah, he's so unreasonable sometimes. Oh well, I left there kind of chuckling because of course you always find what you need when you don't need it anymore, it is the way of thrift shops. From there I went to the pottery studio to pack my bits for the last time because I decided not to renew my membership for next month. Much as I enjoyed getting muddy again it was difficult to arrange time to be there and I really wasn't producing anything worthwhile. In fact I was really just playing and the only thing I really liked enough to keep was a series of terracotta spoons that have absolutely no practical purpose.
Thursday, 22 March 2012
Here is the errant painting. I saw these shmucky wire houses in the book Handmade Home and fell in love with them. I don't know why, they're kind of weird but I wanted to draw them. They were so difficult to draw I thought maybe I could only understand them if I made one myself so I did and I drew that on the canvas too. Then I thought houses have to have numbers but 4 is very unlucky in Feng Shui unless you draw a red circle around it to contain the bad luck so I did that but now none of it really makes any sense so it must be time to walk the dog.
Sunday, 18 March 2012
Something just for me! I found this funny old chair at the thrift shop and couldn't wait to mess with it. I also found a curtain that was just enough fabric to cover the cushions. So far it only has one coat of wax on it and I think it needs a dark coat but I was too impatient to wait. Pretty darn comfy it is.