3/22/08

Paint on my elbow

Finishing a big project has freed up the available 'make stuff' time that I had forgotten was so important to me. My lovely husband has been working part time at Starbucks this week since schools are out for Spring Break so we've had a lot of together time that has reminded us how much we enjoy each others company. Its also an extra set of hands to play ball with Sebastian outside or hit the 'Replay' button on the laptop when 'Melmo' goes 'ByeBye'.

An extra set of hands also meant I could take a toddler-free thrift store trip. I stopped at the Salvation Army before they closed for the evening and was thrilled to find a vintage, yellow flat sheet that plans on cozying up to the rest of my vintage sheet collection until I can sit down and figure out if I have the patience for a Dresden Plate quilt. I think they are the most beautiful quilt patterns but I know they aren't necessarily weekend projects. I also found a wooden chair for Sebastian's room. I'd had one of these on my 'Home-Style' list for our next home and seemed to snatch it up in time as it had only been set out the day before. I plan on painting it my favorite shade of green. You can find a picture of the rest of my finds HERE once Flickr decides to play nicely again.


I've also been painting this piece for the inspiring Elsie. We're doing an art trade. I asked for a commissioned piece for Sebastian's room knowing her style would fit nicely with the vision I have of how his room will turn out. We'll have white walls until we can buy our own place so we need lots of color in every other piece. I'm not against white and I think I might even love the calmness of it but I need color and things up on the walls. There is something subconsciously affirming about putting the nails in and hanging something on them. It says, 'I LIVE HERE!"

What are you doing for Easter this year?

14 comments:

ARob said...

there are no kids left in the fam. so we are all taking an adult trip to a town about 45 minutes away to have brunch with the 18 above 18. it's the first year we wont have a giant easter egg hunt, but i am okay with that for now, until we have our own kids to hide eggs for... The question is what are YOU doing for easter?

Melonie said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your painting! Super inspiring!

Silje Røe Hagland said...

your painting is so beautiful Rachel! I loooove it! <3

You scored some serious gold at the thrift store! :)

Kara said...

Totally jealous of the sheets! Love that yellow. Your painting is freakin' awesome!!! You amaze me all the time.
Easter for me is dinner with family at my Aunt's house. Lots of good food. :)

Marie said...

Ok love all the vintage stuff u found. I never seem to find anything that beautiful. Love love love your painting! My hubby and i got to enjoy each others company a few times recently and its very very nice. Sometimes we lose that with kids. We are having a family get together kids are hunting eggs out back and the kids from around here are all coming over. Fun fun fun! LOL! :) Hope you have a wonderful day!

Charin said...

That painting is gorgeous!!! :) You are such an artist :)
Great finds at the thrift stores too! We are having some fun Easter egg hunts for Katie with both sides of the family this year :)

kimmithylaine said...

arent thrift finds the greatest? that chair is absolutely adorable!

P to the A to the T to the T to the Y said...

Happy Easter!!! Love that painting you did, love the pinks!!!!
Off to my boyfriend's family for an Easter Party:) Have a great day!!!

dani j. said...

mmm, love the painting, it's just perfect.
I'm cooking a turkey right now then we'll be heading over to my aunts house for Easter dinner. just a nice casual day!
Happy Easter!

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Asa said...

I so like your stuff that you do, the pics you take and the blog you make (oh, i rhyme) :D

It makes me happy and i get so inspired!

For me, a swedish girl in France i miss my traditional easter but, but...

Happy easter!
:)

Michelle said...

What a beautiful canvas!

My family came over to my house (plus lots of friends too). Had a great time with 19 people in all. :D

Boriquaz said...

I love the painting, very inspiring idea for my daughters room. Great to see your stuff. Hope you had a good easter.

Holly said...

You scored big at the thrift store! I can't wait to have some child-free time once Bryan gets home to do such things. :0) And, a gorgeous canvas you made there too! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

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