Saturday, November 6, 2010
So, it's been a busy week, thankfully. The following are a few photos of things I've been wanting to share.
The first (below) is the "shutter cabinet" that the father of my boss made from some old shutters we've had laying around. I'm looking forward to painting this piece ... however, admittedly it may be spring before I get to it, simply because it's huge and thus an "outside project." Not to mention, it may take that long to get someone to help me move this heavy piece to the front of the shop where my painting area is set up. But I LOVE it, and am excited to finish it, but I do want to complete a couple of "test pieces" before I get started on such a big piece.
And their "refurbishment" inspired this mantel (below) that Marcia has now completed!
Finally, I have recently reconnected with an awesome young lady whom my Mom taught second(?) grade to many moons ago, and the young lady's lovely father. This young lady and her father touched Mom's heart, as they were going through a tremendous loss at the time when Mom taught her, and thereafter the young girl received extensive burns over much of your body. Mom kind of took them under her wing, and did her best to nurture them, as many teachers do, and spoke of them frequently, to the point that our family began to feel like this young girl and her Dad were a part of our own extended family. However, time went on, and years later Mom passed, and then Facebook evolved and I reconnected with them! (Very complicated story, I know, so I'll get to the point!) The young girl, whom is now 40 yrs old, posted a photo of her Dad on Facebook with a GORGEOUS piece of framing. I commented on the photo... and framing... and voila ~~
So, tonite, I am thankful for the ability to reconnect, and thankful for the Christmas season. I'm also excited about a "junkin' trip" I'm taking tomorrow with one of my bosses and coworkers! We're going to the Raleigh Flea Market, and I'm excited to share some time with some wonderful, fun friends, and see what we find along the way! I hope to share our experience with you early next week.
In the interim, may each of you enjoy the remainder of the weekend, and look forward to a prosperous week ahead. May we all appreciate those around us, and the beauty that surrounds us. Happy creating to each of you!
Posted by Jeanne Nelson at 11/06/2010 10:20:00 PM