I'm taking a break...... i don't care what the 'task master' says (aka. hubs)..... Boy when he gets a bug to do something its best either A. get out of the way or B. go with the flow............. I tried my best to do one of those two things this past weekend when hubby got the bug to get some things packed... lol But i HAD to visit with my tea drinkers today.... and i HAD to show you my little birdies!!! Aren't they adorable??? I found them at Michael's ....i GOTTA stay out of that place...it just gives me more things to pack!!! These little guys were like $2-$4 THEN 50% off that!!! I couldn't resist.... I can just picture them along a window sill in the new house....Hubs thinks i'll find them all along the floor after Jinx swats them off.... better make sure its a windowsill over carpet..lol
I've also fit in some painting .... I'd about given up on this painting... if you click and enlarge the one above you will see lots of streaks . Thats the Martha Stewart pearl paint.... and no mater how many coats i put on the streaks wouldn't go away and i . did. not. like. them. THEN!
I had an epiphany... simple really..... i could kick myself it took me so long to realize my problem.... I added a little water to the paint... just a little , too much and you lose the pearl effect .... Then use quite a bit of paint on your brush when you apply... don't be skimpy.... and more or less dab it on not pull it in a streak but dab... Its difficult to tell by the pics... I tried and tried to get good pics but the camera was NOT having that pearl effect.... I'm really happy with how it is working out now so i will play with this until a few day before we leave then i will let dry and pack it....
Just evidence of more packing....... Looks like the day we pull away will be April 5 or 6th..... knock on wood..... Well i guess i 've had enough of a break...need to get supper started soon and i'd like to pack another box or two before i get started... Boy this is slow going.... Hugs! deb