Thursday, September 17, 2009

A diversion....

I haven't been writing very much lately. Instead, I've been reserving my on-line time primarily for job searching. I still write daily in my journals but I miss being here. In any case, I thought I'd take a little break and share some creative fun. I've had this over sized ottoman sitting in my family room half finished for a while now. It's pretty normal for me to have 100 things left undone, but lately I've been trying to change my ways and pick a few things that I am absolutely resolved to see to the end. When I first started painting this ottoman, Breen told me it reminded him of Alice in Wonderland; the piece soon became affectionately known as "Alice". But after a while I realized that "Alice" wasn't resonating with me. Early this morning I looked over at it and the light bulb went off. My husband loves argyle and the lines of this piece are perfect for that theme. So now, I'm off in a new re energized direction and my husband will have his own one-of-a-kind argyle ottoman. I can't wait to design the seat! Here's an odd little fact: whenever I hand paint a piece of furniture, I usually end up painting it in the room it is intended for. Something about the energy? I'm not sure.....


  1. This is beautiful and it looks like you must have spent a lot of time at it already. I would like to see it when you have the top finished.

  2. Looks like that will become one very comfortable and awesome looking ottoman! Nice work. :)
    Have a great weekend.