Monday, July 28, 2008

Revealing myshelf to you.






I've been busy working on these shelves. The pink/orange one was a very dark little shelf that I bought at Goodwill for a buck. The larger shelf is one my Grandfather made for me over 20 years ago and was a light pine. I never thought I'd paint it but I recently got it out of storage and wanted to use it and the light pine just didn't work for me anymore. I hope Grandpa wouldn't mind the funky painting on it. :)

The painting is one I did a few months ago and forgot about. I found it and framed it a couple of weeks ago. I'm thinking of painting the frame to funkify it a bit.

I hope everyone is having a great Monday and has an awesome week.

10 comments:

Janet said...

Cute play on words! The shelves are just like you....bright and happy. Your art always makes me smile. I know I keep saying this but it's true. Happiness just oozes from all your art.

Gina said...

You know, I used to cringe at the thought of painting over wood and losing it's natural beauty under layers of paint but I'm getting over that. Years ago I stripped down my kitchen cabinets and restored them to a wood finish, thinking I'd NEVER paint over them, but...I'm so itching to paint them these days. Seeing your shelves reminds me that I have a few unfinished shelves that just might take away that itch for awhile.

And you can always strip them down and restain and varnish them if you want. Nothing is lost and your grandfather is likely taking delight in your creativity.

:-) Gina

Cheryl A Finley: said...

Lisa,
I love, love, love the shelf! But then, I love everything you do..including your glittery toes in the post below. You ooze balance, harmony, creavivity and love...and that's a wonderful vibe to be a part of.

The colors on the shelf..and your art is imply delicious! My soul is eating it up right now! Thank you for being such a bright and shining star in my world!
love you much..
Cheryl

Lisa said...

Janet, thank you so much! I can't think of anything I'd rather hear. I am definitely the happiest I've ever been (so far! :) )

Gina, I have no problem covering up dark wood but, for some reason, I really hesitated to paint that light shelf. I'm happy that I did it, though! I hope you'll show us your shelves when they're done!

Cheryl, Thank you. You are a bright and shining star in my world, too! It's so great to have friends who trade creative energy!

Alberta and Ava said...

In the words of my very favorite birthday card, "Anyone can bring the green bean casserole, not everyone can bring the funk." You bring it, Lisa! You are a bright spot in my day because of your funkiness and your kindness. I love your shelves AND your new banner.

alberta

Alberta and Ava said...

Painting too, love it!

judie said...

Hey Froggy! I really, really, really like the painted shelf. It's wonderful. It's terrific. It makes me feel like picking up a paintbrush again! Betcha you could sell some like that at your Saturday Market. And I also really, really like the girl. How nice that you found it and framed it. It's perfect, isn't it? Luv you! xoxoxo

Angela said...

Wonderful shelves! Thank you for sharing them with us. I love the colors that you used.
*HUGS*
Angela

JoyceAnn said...

WOW ~ the shelves are wonderful , I love them. I have a few around here I would love to add some color to. Maybe once I'm finished with my gardening , I 'll start on those shelves.

~ Blessings ~
JoyceAnn

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Came by to thank you for praying for me! I'm on my way. I was able to do a lot yesterday.

I added cute eye glass case tutorial in that same blog
entry.

Awesome Art! Love the shelves
and the painting.

The painting reminds me a little bit of something I might see Piccaso paint. His painting The Head of a Woman. The Dream a bit too. I think it's the nose. Maybe it reminds me a little of Cubisum?

GOD Bless You and Yours!!!