Welcome to my tiny little office. This is the one room in the house that is just mine. It may be the smallest room in the house but that's OK. It's mine. It is filled with my treasures and family pieces that I have inherited.
The chandelier I tried to sell in not 1 but 2 garage sales, no takers, so I decided to paint it and keep it. I'm so glad I did, because now everyone comments on how great it is and it only cost me one can of spray paint. (It came with the house and was originally silver and black, ugh) The armoire I bought from my neighbour who was getting rid of it.
This chair was my great Grandfather's and I made the pillow out of a needlepoint my Grandma made. I made the curtains, pillows and window seat cushion. The toolbox was my Mom's paint box and holds various art supplies.
This table was my Great Grandparent's kitchen table.
The dresser was in my parent's house and my Mom antiqued it. The scale on top was in my Grandfather's pharmacy. Sometimes I just sit and look at things and think of where they came from and the life they had before I got them. I love my little space. : )
The Victoria College building affectionately known as Old Vic, is the most recognizable building on the Victoria College campus at University of Toronto. This is where I went to school for 4 wonderful years. I made lasting, great friendships, played Varsity Volleyball, worked at the Vic Pub, was an Orientation Leader and oh yeah,
did a bit of studying to get my BA.
There was an art contest last June to render the building in any medium from
pencil to paint. I decided 4 days before the deadline to enter the contest.
Being the true procrastinator that I am that didn't leave me a lot of time.
I decided to use pen and water colour as my medium and set to work. Here is the result...
This is the ink part.....
This is the final result with water colour added. The finished size is approx. 11 x 14"
I finished the piece with one day to spare and had to get a stock frame and drive it downtown to meet the deadline. Some things never change! LOL!
This is my friend Martha.
We met the very first day of Orientation and have been close friends ever since.
I didn't win the contest but I will enjoy this rendering of my old Alma Mater, it reminds me of all the good times I had while I was there. Cheers! : )
I had this old dresser in my basement ever since my parents moved to a condo 7 years ago. I decided I would give it a make over. I was inspired by a bunch of paintings a friend of mine gave me that she was going to throw out!
I cut some trim and added it to the front of the drawers, removed the old wooden handles and added castors to the bottom. Then I sanded it primed and painted it. Here's where the paintings came in. I took 2 of the paintings and cut them (oh yes, it felt a little sacrilegious) and attached them to the front of the drawers. Then put on new brass handles, et voila!!
I am such a procrastinator! I have been painting this one for weeks, no months it is June 1st today! OMG. Actual time spent on the painting? Maybe 2 hours. I can find a million things to do instead, blogging for one. LOL! Anyway my husband thought he would help me out and drew this face and put it on top. What a guy! He makes me laugh even after 21 years of marriage!
Gonna start making a list and checking off the boxes or else I will be still painting this one next year! : )