I know I promised to post my Goodwill treasures today, but I only managed to upload one image- and I've been trying for three days. &%$##@))*!!!!
I know it doesn't look like a Goodwill find, but if you enlarge it, you'll see that it is painted on old print.
I found a paperback book of poetry at Goodwill a few weeks ago and thought it would make for a soothing read at the cabin.
It was so full of ultra-modern space-case poetry that I couldn't stand it!
So, I tore it up...
I saw something similar in Pier 1, but I tweaked it with my own style and colors. I know the bird is kinda fat, but, hey- that's what happens when you're cooped up
in front of the computer blogging all day and are frustrated with your crappy internet service for the winter.
I tore ragged pieces of the pages and dipped the edges in a watery mix of burnt umber paint. Then I Mod Podged it all onto a canvas.
I made the flowers from folded pages and glued on a mother-of-pearl button. Then I diluted acrylic paint and color washed the image.( I was going for a beachy-calming look.) Lastly, I outlined it all with a fine point Sharpie. I have it hanging in my back bathroom.
In case you think I'm being lazy, I should let you know that I have FOUR other projects that I've completed, but can't load pictures of. Next time I go to my daughter's house, I'll be sure to take my laptop and upload them for a future Wednesday.
I have a feeling this isn't going to be such a great day. I ran out of milk and am eating my Special K with evaporated milk, which tastes slightly sweet and thick compared to my usual shot of skim milk. I feel like a really nasty sugar bomb just exploded in my mouth...
Plus- it's snowing!
I sprinkled a bit of cinnamon on my husband's oatmeal this morning. I bought the cinnamon at the dollar store and it really looked dark red- almost like ground cayenne pepper. Then it reminded me of when cinnamon colored pantyhose were the big rage.
Do you remember them? What were we thinking??! And do they even make pantyhose anymore?
Well, that might be a topic for a future blog...
Have a great Goodwill Wednesday- and keep your eye out for treasure!