No, I am not talking about the orchestral interlude written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. I am actually referring to my next decorating adventure taking place in the kitchen. I have some areas that consist of faux-tile that i decided not to tear out but instead painted over them. After several months of looking at the tiles I decided that despite my fears I needed to add something more. See the before....
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Most of my blog postings have been related to my home renovation projects. I thought this week I would switch gears a bit and talk about my jewelry. I fell in love with metalsmithing a few years ago after taking a class at the Waterworks Art Studio in Tulsa, OK. I knew that I wanted to get to a point where I could make jewelry on a full-time basis and that is a goal I plan on making happen in the next few years. Since taking my first class I have made many pieces but did not bother to take pictures of my work before giving them away as gifts. I did manage to get a somewhat decent picture of my very first project. I made my mother-in-law a pendant using sterling silver and my trusty jewelers saw. Sitting down and sawing intricate details out of metal is a form of zen for me. I literally lose myself in the action of it-at least until my hand starts screaming at me or a saw blade eventually wears down and breaks. So, here it is....my first creation.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Like many others last week, we were hit with a major snow storm. In fact, we received sooo much snow last week that we broke the record for the most snow received in recorded Oklahoma history! Hey, I am all for breaking records, but this is one record I am sure I would not have lost sleep over if it never happened. Instead, I lost sleep working to keep the pipes in the back part of our house from freezing as temperatures dipped below 0 a few times. I did manage to get out of the house toward the end of the week last week and snapped a few pictures before another round of snow closed in.
|This Tulip tree is by the curb. As you can see you are not able to see where the yard ends and the street begins.|
|My favorite Magnolia Tree. It was happy that the snow melted some.|
|The deck in the backyard.|
My hubby and I also managed to get out this past weekend to restock our food and pet supplies because we have another round of snow coming in tomorrow night. Here is hoping that I am more motivated to work on my home improvement projects this week if we do get snowed in again. The only thing I was motivated to do last week was to bake chocolate cake and help hubby eat it. I did not even think to snap a picture of the cake before it was gobbled up! While I am bracing myself for being trapped inside yet another week, I will be wishing everyone a safe and warm week!