Friday, October 17, 2008

I'm published! (well kind of)

Sometimes it pays off to take pictures of my estate sale finds - like being asked to use your picture in a magazine! A couple months ago I was contacted by the Director/Publisher of CA Modern magazine. It seems they were putting together an article on aluminum Christmas trees for their fall issue and liked my photo of the colortone wheel I took a while back. I was very flattered by all this, and they even sent me a printed issue of the magazine. You can check out the online version of the article here (oh and look for my name in the photo credits)!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Keep Out

Today I made these "wood" boards for our front windows. They are made from styrofoam, which I cut (with my new and awesome styro-cutter) then painted to resemble wood and they turned out a lil cooler than I thought!
I hope they stay up... I used command strips for garage sale signs to hold them in place, and I've usually had luck with those.. we'll

drying... Giuseppe kept wanting to walk over them

and After! sooo creeeepy! I'm a dork

and some other styrofoam creations, along with cheese cloth
the dark stain look is created with diluted Speedball black India Ink... it gives the perfect dirty look