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A Painting We Will Go!

So yesterday and the day before I went and helped my friend paint her livingroom.  It was so terrific..we giggled our buns off. lol  The colors were just wonderful!  She had already chosen a color for the main wall.  Sea Fan…it’s sort of a coral color.  Somewhere between orange and peach… very vivid, bright, and happy!  After we did all the prep and the ceiling, and the one wall, we went to Canadian Tire to get the second color.  We had one in mind, but they didn’t have it… so we got one that was close.  Neither of us very happy that they couldn’t supply us with our choice. lol  It was according to my paint book…but they didn’t have that type of paint.  However, when he opened the tin and showed us, we both exclaimed, rather jubilantly – YES!  At the same time. lol  As we were leaving the store a woman says *have fun!*  And again, we both said *we are!* at the same time.  lol  The pictures don’t do the colors justice because of the lack of appropriate lighting. 😦 … they’re very vibrant and a lot of fun.  Of course, my cam was set up on the tripod… and it got paint on it.  Now it’s thoroughly broken in!  I love photography and painting and most of what I own has paint on it. lol

The prep work took us about four hours. lol  We cleaned, filled holes, sanded, washed walls and the floor.  Moved everything about.  But well worth it as the painting was much easier after that!

Angie was a total sweetheart and took over the rolling!  Yay!

This left me the cutting in and trim!  Which I love to do!  This was the beginning – the first color!

This was Angie’s first creation.  LOL  I dipped into it, no sense wasting it!!!

This delightful bit was Angie’s second creation!  LOL  She apparently liked it there. 🙂

The beginning of color number two! 🙂  Yes, I cut in by hand… tape is so misleading, I never use it.  If you don’t have it down quite right, the paint runs under it…. bletch!

Finished!  Shazam!  See how quick that was?  lol  Yes, here it’s quick…. but it was about 12 hours of painting, all told.  Not bad. 🙂

What’s next?  The bedroom, oh yes! lol 🙂

And here’s our spooky picture, just for good measure. lol  I was playing with cam settings!


Ok, so this one is a little late.  I had a wee visit to my daughter’s new place… on Aug 17th and I’m just getting to posting about it now. 🙂

Trying to catch up.  Heh.

Their new place is wonderful!  The backyard is massive and reminds me of a backyard we had in England…it’s much bigger than this one picture, but you get the gist. 🙂

Kaela was busy painting a box for Saash when I got there.  Always doing something artsy!  I love it!!  You can see she is very into it. lol

And this is another art project she just finished… she does a lot of zebra things because Saash loves zebras. 🙂  The two pictures actually go together….

And this is them… in their new home!  Yay!  (I’m not posting pix of their actual apartment – they just moved in and they aren’t settled yet and that would just be mean.  lol )

Hair Cut and Paintings!

Today I trimmed my daughter’s hair for her…

and she gave me a painting.

” If we have no peace, it’s because we’ve forgotten that we belong to each other” Mother Teresa

And DJ also gave me a painting!  His Dragon!  Yay me!!!  🙂

Preparing to March!

So the big rally and march is today against the G20.  I’m preparing my T-shirt… to be hidden until I get there.  🙂

I’m writing a legal office (lawyer) number on my body, and carrying nothing extra.  If you don’t hear from me again, they caught me and they’ve deported me since I’m not Canadian!!!  lol  Gah.  I’m also bringing a light coat with long sleeves in case of pepper spraying, with a wet cloth in a baggie to cover my face, ear plugs in case they use a sonic boom, water bottle, medical bracelet, inhaler lol…CHECK.   Ready to rumble!

Oh boy – my roommate just emailed me this link:

How to Survive in Jail.  lol

My T-Shirt so far 2!

My T-Shirt so far 2!

Arm Band!

Arm Band!

Arm Band 2 and Buttons

Arm Band 2 and Buttons

Back of shirt

Back of shirt - had to write it low down so my hair doesn't cover all of it. lol

Painted Pine Cones!

From Saash!!

From Saash!!

My pine cones from the girls. 🙂  I love them!!!

The girls, and the pine cones. lol

(The pix are a little fuzzy, but you get the idea!)

A British one from Saash and a rainbow from Kaela!

From Kaela!

From Kaela!!

My New Rainbow Project. :)

I’m painting a rainbow on my desk. lol

Here are pix…but it needs a lot more work….  🙂

My Rainbow Desk

My Rainbow Desk

My Rainbow Desk 2

My Rainbow Desk 2

What a Wonderful Day!

I spent the day with my daughter… and Saaash and met Ingrid. lol

We painted our feet and hands.  lol  Kaela had an idea to paint these body parts and make them art!  I got two new pieces from her…

They are so happy, vibrant and so full of color!!!  I’m pretty darn lucky!

And in the morning I have a job interview.  I’m pretty much terrified of job interviews..and avoid them at all costs.  I will sit still until the time has come and gone and I can’t move until it’s too late….but tomorrow I think I’ll do it different.  I’ll just – in my mind – think I’m going to see Susan who I volunteer with.  I’ll go there and act like it’s her I’m going to see and act like I would with her.

Once I get in I’m always ok……… but ew.  I can’t sell myself.  If you don’t get me from word go…I’m not here to convince you.

So it’s goodnight to me. lol

Our Feet - My Daugher's and Mine - My new painting!

Our Feet - My Daugher's and Mine - My new painting!

My New Painting done by My Daughter!

My New Painting done by My Daughter!

Our Hands...Kaela's New Painting :)

Our Hands...Kaela's New Painting 🙂

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