This blog started with small daily paintings then changed to a more personal sharing of projects, events and photos. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

A Table for my Table

I've made a table for my table---YAY!  My back thanks me.  This raises my kitchen table/counter up almost 7 inches.  I've wanted to do this for such a long time.  I used some old wood, a thick piece of plywood for the top and a length of 4x4 for the legs.  The top I could cut with a skill saw, but the 4x4 was too thick for the skill saw, so I had to cut each leg with a hand saw--this took some sweat and time---the ends of the legs didn't come out super straight edged, but good enough that it doesn't wiggle!  The plywood was weathered and old, so I sanded it all--again by hand.  I attached each leg with 4 long wood screws, then used some left over paint I found in our garage.  This took me from morning till about 5pm, when the table was dry and ready to be put in place.   This project reminds me of a saying my grandmother used to say, "Where there's a will, there's a way", because this was not an easy task to pull off.  I kept thinking anybody who was used to working with wood, would have this put together and done within an hour, but I enjoyed doing this in my own slow calculating way.

This is an old table--the leaf that swings up and is held by the front table leg is bowed, so things tend to roll around, but this is a much improved space made with supplies I had on hand.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Healthy Snack (Helfee Sak)

About 5 or 6 years ago, my granddaughter made me a list of healthy snacks (helfee sak)  I had that list taped to my kitchen wall till it faded and yellowed, but I still couldn't throw it away, so I enlarged it and painted it on my wall.

Healthy snacks, carrots and ranch, crackers and cheese, bananas, ants on a log, fruits

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sculpture of a Towel

This is my new favorite sculpture--I don't know who the artist is, but it sits up at Camp Ocean Pines in Cambria, CA, right outside the rest rooms.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Olive Oyl

My idea of a home improvement project--to paint Olive Oyl on my olive oil.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Birthday Art

Both pieces were painted by my sister, Martha Miller and sent to me for my birthday!  The painting is done after the artist, Kokoschka II.  This as his version of Adam and Eve