Please join me and check these out... I did decide to add some new pictures to this post.
Tackling my Daunting Projects...what a way to start the new year! My Inspiration piece
It has all my favorite colors, Blue and Cream (for St. Patricks Day I will tell you my Ireland story of my daughters wedding).First, rearrange the sunroom to allow better seating and a space where I can walk without bumping into everything!
Second, the secretary and table need to be brought into 2012. They were bought separately but had the same yellow paint technique. Time for my first Anne Sloan Chalk Paint experience.
Third, while doing all this I am taking an E-series Art class. Can we say overdoer.
Fourth, I am trying to get an article together.Fifth, yes, there is a fifth...get a job, I have been actively looking since we moved. I retired from my previous one but do need to find a job here.So the process and results
#1 Room Redo...I will show at the end!!
#2 Anne Sloan Chalk Paint Table and Secretary Redo...here my fun started
I took off the glass door, drop down and slid out the cubbies. I decided to just swipe at the cubbies to give it a used look.
I had to keep the hardware on the drop down, couldn't find how to take them off...carefully I got it done and put a coat of Louis Blue on the drawers
Assembled everything, love the little drawer! Then my dreaded waxing, the clear wax to me was not a problem. I waxed and then worried with the dark wax. I didn't want it to heavy, so I dipped my brush in the dark and went for it! Oh no too much, no worries, the clear erased it. Next I took a smaller brush and took it off the brush and hit the cervices. Once some was off I took the big brush and hit the areas were it would appear worn.
#3 Jeanne Oliver Art Class, now, I know this is long and wordy, needless to say. A lot to do but I was able to complete week 1 and 2 , working on week 3 now and making a Santos Cage Doll is coming up!! I am trying new techniques and freeing up my creativity. I am a little messy, but hey creating!
#4 Writing, it has been my thing to do when I am happy, sad or stressed. I have journaled since I was in high school and my style has changed over the years. But now I want to share on a bigger level. I will need to grow my skills in photography and that will come. But I have a start, I submitted a piece and have been asked to submit some more work. I am tickled at just getting that notice. Yea, I submitted my pictures and article and am waiting to see if they will be featured
#5 Job, you know when you put goals out there the energy doesn't just stay down. I finally got a call from a place I put in an application in November. The phone interview went well and I have an upcoming team interview February 6th. Please keep good thoughts coming my way!!
After this post I was blessed with another call for a physician practice. I am so tickled to say I have accepted this position. Even though the other job interview with the team went well, my heart said to that the practice job. I have been there 2 days and feel like I am in the right place!
Thank you for hosting this challenge, I set some hefty goals but it was the push I needed. My daughters tell me I have cleared a path for the job!!
#1 The room re-do
Thanks friends for getting us going into the new year by tackling our daunting projects. The impossible is possible!
So here we are February with March coming in strong. Thank You friends in Blogland for your wonderful challenges and support. You have got me through the last 7 months of nonemployment with wonderful ideas to get me going in my blog.
Much love, Di
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