Thursday, January 25, 2024
Wednesday, January 3, 2024
I continue my imaginary argument...
She writes again.
I send a new missive.
Thank God you have returned! Hurry we only have a moment before she returns. Help us PLEASE! She has us trapped in her factory of paint and fabric nonsense. She refuses to get educated and keeps muttering about us being mass produced and factory made. It is so demeaning. We are old, and nothing old should ever be changed. We love being like all the other bowls, we don't want to become bowls of color. We don't want to be unique, help us, help us! NO! She is mixing the milk paint! I fear it is too late for us, but perhaps you can save the others. Call the antique police, we beg you. Have her sent to an internment camp and force her to learn the errors of her ways. Farewell....oh noooooo, I am going to be blue....
At least I think I'm funny.
Friday, December 29, 2023
Sunday, December 10, 2023
I got the green group finished, giant pile of wonderful things await the red milk paint, so hoping I find time to do it. We went Christmas shopping for the first time yesterday, and trying to put up the trees today in addition to finishing listing these and all the shipping. Breathing deeply!~
Thursday, November 30, 2023
There is a new dealer in a nearby antique mall that has been bringing in the cutest vintage toys, and so many in that 1940s green and bright red, so Christmas perfect. Here are the pieces I have reimagined for my shop.
It has been the craziest busy Christmas season I can remember. Still working all day, shipping and listing, listing and shipping. I keep filling up the memory card on my camera on photo days, also a first. Basically doing at least 800 pictures about 3 times a week. I still have not found time to clean the house or paint my antique projects. The dog needs a bath again too. I mostly have kept the family fed, but that is about it. Here are goods that sold very fast, wanted to remember them when I get to sit and remember some day...
Monday, November 6, 2023
I feel like all I do is work lately, no fun to be had and wondering where all the time went. I used to have time to take walks, get both the girls to school and work, cook and clean, do an elaborate sale in Clarinda and still keep the eBay store going. Now, I get up, just Grace to drop off at the University, sit down and start listing, photographing and shipping, next thing I know, it is 10 pm. Dishes not done, laundry piled up, dog needs a bath, mountains of antiques not painted. Shouldn't be sitting doing this either, but need to complain. Why can't I get anything done??? Well, more on that later. I really just want to post these photos for me to look at in the future. Some of the finished Christmas--my entire creative process has consisted of "I should tie something on that" and "I should put a tree in that"