Yes, I’ve been very quiet on WordPress and Facebook. I’ve been really, really busy painting paradise these last couple of weeks. The owner of Brindley’s on the Island loved the sample valance board so much that he asked to keep it…which I let him. Then he told me to go crazy with fun accessories for the boards. That could be a dangerous proposition telling an artist to go crazy, but it has been such fun. I’ve kept Brindley’s basic logo style and color scheme going but I am adding the “Crick” touch to it. Some of the critters are realistic and other’s are more animated doing funny things like lizards wrapping themselves around wine bottles and a goat standing on a pile of cheese. I should get six of the boards completely done today and then Bob will spray a finish on them. We’ll take them to Bill at Brindley’s and see what he thinks. Keep you posted!
Monthly Archives: September 2012
Bob’s part of the Art Wall project is complete! The doors are on and the wiring is ready for the lights to be installed once I am done with the staining and finishing. Can you hear him cheering? He has done a beautiful job. Now I get to put my hands on it. I will fill nail holes and blemishes and then buff and clean the wood to prepare it for the stain. After all of the sanding I like to wipe it down with a tack cloth and then go over it with a damp, clean cloth to remove anything I missed. Then we’ll let it set over night and the staining begins the next day. We are on the home stretch!
Today’s our special celebration of life, love and family! Bob and I are celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. Forty years…it sounds like such a long time but it doesn’t feel nearly that long. Guess that is a testament to a good time, huh? We’ve laughed and cried, had beautiful children and been blessed with beautiful grandchildren…we’ve had adventures and disasters and managed to always come out with smiles on our faces and hearts full of love for each other. Besides loving each other we are committed to each other. That for us is the art of marriage. Commitment has helped us grow through the hard times and made our hearts sing through the good times.
Today in my Inbox I received this beautiful e-mail from my husband. I told him he should start blogging because it brought tears to my eyes. He said it took him three hours to write it so he’d leave the blogging to me…LOL So I am sharing his words with you now….