Wow! It has been awhile since I have blogged. Time flies when you are having fun. I need to get back on the horse.. Let’s see, last I left you I was on my way to my first gallery show. I am happy to report it was a fun evening. A little overwhelming but I had a great time. After the weekend of the paintings hanging in the gallery, my stuff hadn’t sold. (Which I was totally ok with) I went to pick it up that Monday and they asked me if they could keep them in the gift shop next to the gallery for the month of October. That was a fun twist of fate. Most unsold pieces were being picked up, so my stuff staying was really nice surprise. That was a little more validation.
Back in September I was invited to teach again at the LDS church in November for the Super Saturday that they offer the women. I am super happy to be asked. It is one day where the church gals get to make decorations and Christmas projects etc. in mini classes. . Because it is the beginning of November, I immediately thought pumpkins and Thanksgiving and this little project came to mind. It says "She had so much to be thankful for. "on it.
I have wanted to work on wood planks for a while. I really love the birch wood boards but they get pricy and I wanted to keep down the cost for the girls. I love how birch wood boards can “stand” on a shelf and not just hung. So I went to work using my plank.
Did you know boards at the hardware store are not cut the size that is stated? For example, a 2x8 board is not 2 by 8 at all. First of all the board isn’t 2 inches thick. It is more like 1 ½ .. What? Yep! So that was a disappointment but where I got a little upset was finding out that a “8” inch board is really 7 inches wide! What, what? Yep!!!! For this project, that wasn’t a big deal but for my little RV that I wanted to put on a board it was a huge deal. I had printed the painting on 8x16 paper like the original because there were supposedly 2x8 inch boards but they lied! it was really 1 ½ by 7! And 2x 10 are 1 ½ x 9s! Yep, Yep! Huge frustration. So here is what my print looks like on 9 inch boards.
Oh well, hopefully someone will love it! In future I will be printing them 7x14 to put on “8” inch board.. HA! So if you too didn’t know this, be sure to pass this on. Someone has to learn from my mistake. ; - )
The pumpkins boards will be in my shop later this week over here. And if you are local I would love to schedule a class to teach this. Also, if you don’t want to pay shipping, you can find them at Thomas family Farm here in Snohomish for the pumpkin festival going on this month. My son is a zombie again for the paintball zombie ride. Third year! I actually shot him this weekend when I went. The first year I was all.. “I’m not shooting my kid with paintballs,” well.. I’m over that! ; - ) This is what he came home looking like the first season. it's no quite this bad this year.
OK, well I think that is it for the moment. Have a great week! I’m in the studio so this week will be great!