Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Setting the Stage in the Living Room

Well, I laid out the furniture to see where things will go. To my amazement everything fits. I have to get a floor lamp and a table for in back of the sofa. I have all the electrical figured out and am ready to lay the floor. The I will finish the last four murals. Those will be easy because there is so much against the room walls. I will not post again until the room is done-about 3-4 weeks. See you all then.


Sunday, March 22, 2009


Off and Running

As usual I could not go to sleep, so I worked on sorting stuff for my "BIG" doll house. I hope to get the mural attached to the partition and the partition put up in the house tomorrow. I put all the furniture that goes in the living room in the room, so I can see where to paint what on the mural. I am getting ahead of myself. After the partition goes up the floor goes down-then I will make a template of the back wall. I bought these cool lights and I dug one out and plugged it in-looked great. I think I will use those lights through out the doll house. Before I lay the floor, I am going to put a plug in it by the sofa, just in case I want a light. Better safe than sorry. I hope to have the living room finished. Then I can do the dining room next to it. I am so excited-the decorating has started. With the mural fiasco, I think a long time before doing any thing and then when I figure it out I write it down. I wrote for 30 mins. last nite and 15 mins tonight. I certainly don't want to make a big mistake again, if I can help it. Pictures tomorrow.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Up is the Phoenix from the Ashes

I can not believe it, but I have redone the left side mural-my husband thinks it is better than the original (I just love him so much). I made compensation for the top and bottom molding-which i did not do in the first mural. Now all I have to do is put the gold leaf on, make the cardboard backing and put the sucker on the dividing wall. I am so happy-I feel the world is off my shoulder. I must stop a moment and say a kind word about Natasha Richardson-a great loss. I think about her all the time and realize, when it is your time, it is your time.
Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tragic Events

Well, the best laid plans of mice and men, etc. I, for some reason, stopped thinking and used the wrong adhesive. That lack of thought helped me destroy the mural that took me 18 hours to paint. I am repainting the mural-unhappily. It is like going to the dentist every day. I am sure I am not the only one who has screwed up like this-my condolences. The dark area is where the adhesive seeped through. This is all I can say.