At least I think I have....you see I have had this dilemma for several years and I finally did something about it but I am feeling a bit guilty now. Nine years ago my husbands great aunt Betty passed away. When we helped to clear out her house we found a bunch of old paintings she had done out in her garage. I brought a bunch home and shared them with my sister. None of them were really my style but I felt bad letting them go to thrift stores or the dump. So over the years I have had this one hanging in my family room. I always liked the houses and that they were "sort of" red but the modern style really wasn't my taste.
So last week I thought, you know what, it's either make it mine or it has to go. So instead of donating it to charity, I made some small changes. Here is the after. It's not completely finished due to my beloved Phillies making the playoffs and taking up my evening painting time but I'd say it's about 2/3's done.
So what do you think? Is Aunt Betty mad at me up there?
I also have good news that construction on my studio is going to begin on Monday!!! YAY! French doors so I can see my family but they won't be running through my work space and wood floors and the best part is I can paint it any color I want! I'm thinking "Paris Pink" by Martha. It's kind of a pale peachy pink. So I will be posting before and after photos in the next few days or so.
Here is the cutest little house I scored at Home Goods for only $10.00. I love the wire smoke and felt roof.
Look what I received in the mail last weekend! I was so excited I started ripping open the package before I even got in the house. Every year I buy a more pricey piece of art from another Etsy artist I admire as a Christmas gift to myself.There are soooo many it's very difficult to decide but this year I fell in LOVE with this hand painted Frida doll by Tascha. She is more beautiful in person, believe me. I need to sew a small loop on her back so I can hang her up because I want to show off her little boots. Tascha was also soooo kind to add the extra little goodies you see plus two other tiny prints that aren't in the picture. This is why I love to shop Etsy! Thanks Tascha!
Well, I'm off to make room in the garage for the construction...wish me luck! Have a great day!!!!