October 13, 2010
September 16, 2010
April 23, 2010
on my last day of french class, i am going to post something not about french at all…. but rather, about the chalkboard in my class. every day, this odd inexplicable satisfaction comes over me with the sound of the chalk on the chalkboard, and even more so… stay with me on this, this is going to be a weird one… they joy i have when my teacher erases the board completely before moving on to the next exercise, no stray marks or words left behind. right in the middle of learning l’imparfait tense, my fingers start aching with the desire to draw on the board. luckily, i am able to hold back, but only with the promise that one day i will paint one of my walls with chalkboard paint, and draw away to my hearts desire.
oh, and they’re pretty too.
April 7, 2010
i can’t wait to have an apartment where i can paint the walls and floors and furniture and this and that and everything. especially now that i know about milk paint, which allows you to get that beautiful soft finish that other paints don’t allow.
and look at all the colors you can make.
December 26, 2009
images: bauhaus design (via lolita blog), unknown, unknown
August 12, 2009
one of my favorite martha stewart craft stories is making custom chalkboard paint colors. its a beautiful story. but i never did quite get around to it.
that is why i am so excited to see that hudson paint has finally come out with a line of colored chalkboard paint. unfortunately its not customizable, but it comes in a plethora of bright wonderful colors. it also scores very high on the convenience level.
martha stewart chalkboard paint craft.
August 4, 2009
the latest painting in a long line of portraits.
i am posting this now, because the person to whom it was sent should have received it by now…
oh yeah, it’s buster keaton.
sorry for the not-so-great photograph.
April 22, 2009
seeing as this is the first posting of my own personal work, it seems only fitting that it be one of the first portraits i painted.
the image was taken from a richard avedon photograph, from a series he did on portraits, this particular gentleman is labeled as drifter.
April 22, 2009
having majored in painting, i find that there’s something very cathartic about painting by numb(3)rs. no decisions about co(1)or have to be made, the lines are already drawn and you automatically end up with a final product which is (9)uaranteed to look nice…
…but i always do enjoy creating my own work again.
buy your own paint-by-num(6)er kit here.