But I am just getting to enjoy my summer, the garden is just catching up after a very cool June and beginning of July. To be blasted with Fall decorating in stores is a shock to the system and it just reminds me that all too soon I will be shoveling out just to get anywhere. Shudder!
Just outside my front door last February, can we say 3 feet overnight!
I like not having to wear layers of heavy clothing, being able to flit in and out of the house without freezing my sweet patooties off and not waking up to a boat load of white stuff to shovel.
I love digging in the dirt, wandering my garden at first light, cup of coffee in my hand, finding the latest bloom or just sitting amongst the flowers and breathing in the sweet scent.
Okay, rant over. I just was overwhelmed with the oranges, browns and scarecrows as I shot thru JoAnn’s yesterday to purchase some paint colors I had run short on. Of course, all the back to school advertising is just as disheartening (my kids are grown and gone but hearing the back to school ads makes it seem like summer is over).
This past week has been a blur, but I will share my latest endeavor. I have been running like a mad woman all summer (or so it seems) and my studio has suffered.
You all remember my studio…
For the past few weeks I have run in, paint then run out again and it was looking much too shabby. From the outside all looks serene(I use the sheers as my screen door, they do a great job keeping the bugs out)
But once you step in the door, it is another story! Chaos.
No surface is spared the clutter
I have a few special orders to get done this week but I just could not work in this anymore. So I spent most of the day working on it. Between base coating some boards for signs, I hauled out bare boards, replaced the table, and scrubbed everything, floors, window sills, windows. I am pleased with the result. Ta Da!
I even potted up some Pothos starts I had in a mason jar. That has got to be the toughest plant alive!
My little sink is behind the door, I want to put a skirt around it so I can hide items underneath but that is for another day!
Now to the other side, my base painting and packaging area. Tidied up and ready to get back to work!
I love having so much natural light.
The view out the French doors is not bad either.
A more overall shot.
It seems to go by fast in this post but believe me it took me the majority of the day to get this whipped into shape and there is a wee bit more to do yet. But that will be for another day, tomorrow I must paint.
The weather has been fabulous, low to mid-80’s with a soft breeze to cool you off when you have been hustling around. Just perfect.
I did get a sign worked on a bit…I can finish it tomorrow with the varathane
Next post I will share the latest blooms. I have some new ones that are just great!
Now I am whooped and ready get some rest. Good night all!
My paintings and signs are here