I remember in my twenties I lived in one room that I rented from a large house. I have a daughter that is doing the same right now.
This summer there was a House Beautiful magazine that paid homage to those that live in small spaces. Here are some of their quotes:
Henry David Thoreau said "I had thee chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society."
I recently finished a project for a powder room that was painted a lovely shade of grayish blue. I was asked to create a new mirror and light fixture .I took a painted sample of the color of the wall to the paint store and asked for two more shades in the same family to go with the original wall color.
Here is what happened:
A peak from right outside the room
The lamp has one of the flower tiles, a fun little finial and is painted in the same colors as the light fixture over the mirror.
Every other tile has a different musician. You can see them here.
The tiles in between are painted to look like wallpaper.
This is a close up of the light fixture while it was still in my studio. The little flower tiles make of clay showed up all over this bathroom. The original fixture before I painted it was very modern and silver shiny and made to hang the opposite direction. I flipped it over took off the globes that it came with and added metal lamp shades.
Taking pictures of mirrors is still a mystery to me how not to include myself in the shot!!
Have you ever wanted to know more about handpainted tiles or even better...paint some of your own? Well someone asked if I would teach a tile painting class so there is one next week. Thursday evening September 29,2011 from 7:30-9:30pm .
We will cover lots of tile information, a slide show of different kinds of handpainted tiles. We will look at lots of kitchens, bathrooms and fireplaces and then we will paint 4 different tiles with different techniques. After this introductory class you will be able to start a tile project of your own.
I have been painting tiles for people's homes for 22 years so I have a few things to say about them!! ha ha
The class is $85 and will include lots of info and 4 tiles that you will paint with 4 different techniques that will be fired that you can take home. Let me know if you want to reserve a spot.
We will also have another floor mat painting class Wednesday September 28 from 9 am -12 noon. $45
Mary Moore is having a showing right now in the loveliest gallery in Glasgow called "Boxwood". Her work includes a series of 4 linocuts based on Glasgow. You can see the whole series on her blog . They all rhyme!!
But here is a peak:
This is a self portrait of my girl in her beloved city!!
My very favorite two year old model wears some of my new dresses. Evie is so adorable and I love the way she talks as well as what she says!! Her mama very kindle let me take the pics in her nursery. Thanks Beth.
Evie is pointing to her initials on her giant treasure chest
There are still a few spots left for this Wednesday September 14,2011 for a class to paint a floor mat. So if you are at all interested let me know!! Call me 281-785-0755.
Here are a few new items that came out of the studio last week:
More handmade dolls
New little dresses in size 1,2,3
My little model Evie in the 3 tier gingham dress. They twirl!!
Another new dress with the cutest fabric with bunnies.