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Monday, May 26, 2014

Paint those Shoes!

Lots of my friends have colorful shoes.  I was looking at my dingy white tennis shoes, and thought, hummm, I could wash them to make them better, Oh, No, washing them did not work, they still looked terrible.  I don't know if they are plastic or leather. 

In looking through my paints, I guess I could use an acrylic paint, and came across a Stuart Gill set.
Yes, they are expensive paints, but how much paint do you use on shoes?
And I like the colors.. 
I dyed the shoe laces, and started to paint.  Hey, they don't have to match!

I think I should have used the blow dyer to heat them after painting to set the paint, but I sprayed clear Acrylic on them.  That should do it.  
I think many of my friends are going to be painting their shoes all colors..

By the way this trend was started at church, but they did not paint them, they bought them that way.
This is more fun.  Now, to redo the pink, purple and turquoise in my hair..Soon

Friday, May 16, 2014

Star with in A Star, Big project !

This is a big project with Timberline Gallery Artists. Starts with  4' x 4' plywood square, 3 layers of primer have been painted back and front.. I will not go into all the technical parts, other than this is the start. Measuring out all the lines for a Star with in a Star.

 Tools gathered, paint purchased, new brushes, special masking tape.

First masking done.
Can you guess the colors I am using?  Leave me a comment and guess.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Wine Tasting Tour in Madera- Quady Winery.

"Brilliant Sky" will be showing this week-end on the Madera Wine Tasting Tour. 
Hope you have a chance to visit this amazing Winery, and taste a few of their delicious wines.  They also have delightful oils, and gifts made from cork.

Enjoy a week-end of touring the Central Valley and all it's gifts.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Blendoku- time wasted?

Ever heard of the game Blendoku?  I am not a numbers person, never have, never will be, so Sudoku is not my thing... but this, I can handle ,,, at least in the "Simple" stage.  Have't gone any further yet. But this is a fun App.  and it is Free, except for your time,  great during commercials on T.V.  I have it on my Kindle. Talk about an App that really keeps you going.. I set time limits. At least when I play at apps, I don't eat food. Is there some diet in this?

It has been a busy time around here.. Entries to Sierra Art Trails are due May 1... date has not changed, but it sort of sneaks up on me.. Catalogs have to be created and printed, so that is why the early entry date.Trails will be the Oct.3,4,5. There is a big project going on at Gallery Row.. will tell more about that later. Summer weeds are popping up, and generally stuff is happening.

This is like everyone else, busy.  Why is it when we retire we have more to do? What happened to sitting still and just enjoying?  That is scheduled in also!  Lots of dinners with friends, and new opportunities to learn something we might enjoy.   Have some other due dates coming up also.. Even said, no to an entry this year. Sent in my entry to SAQA for the Auction, you can see it on Pinterest..and one of my pieces is at Quady Winery in Madera for the wine trail this week-end.

   Have some more things to show,, but not at this moment.. Off to the studio!/ yard work before the heat! Enjoy your week-end..

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