Monday, August 29, 2016

Shabby Magnetic Board

Yes, I've been away for a bit.  It's been an insanely busy show season, along with everyday life.  So, I'm doing what I said I was going to do in my last post.  I'm going over a multitude of my previous posts, and, sharing some of the most popular.

First posted August 9, 2012, here's "Shabby Magnetic Board".

I've been trying to rest up after my show this past weekend, but I had an idea for a beat up frame I've had lying around for a while.

Here is where we started.

As you can see, the frame was missing some of the trim.  Last year I bought a huge bag of fabric roses for $1.00.  Because, well, they were $1.00, and they were roses.

They came in handy for this little project.

I hot glued them to the area that was missing trim, and sprayed them with sealer to stiffen them.  After multiple coats of white spray paint, and a couple coats of white gesso,  this is what I had.

I left a bit of the pink, and I embraced the touches of fraying.

The magnetic board is a piece of tin I cut,

and sprayed black.  Add a couple frenchy magnets, and I'm done.

Thursday, July 14, 2016


Right now, I'm in the middle of a series of shows.  My schedule has been, set up at show, recuperate, get ready for the next show, set up at show, recuperate, get ready for the next show...........................

Because I redo, reimagine, or, literally create quite a bit of what I bring, I've been in overdrive.

Yes, it's exhausting, but, I'm grateful for the shows, my regular customers, and, so many new supporters.  I'm also grateful for a vehicle (something I was without for awhile).

This is what I do.  It's not a hobby, it pays the bills.

I'll be super busy through November.

This Saturday, July 16th, I'll be at the Chesterton European Market in Chesterton, IN.

One of my readers came by to see me at 3 French Hens, and, asked if I would repost some of my older posts.  Sometimes I forget I've been doing this for over 5 years now, and, have nearly 800 posts. There are so many posts my newer readers (older readers too) haven't seen.

So, between shows, recuperating, getting ready for shows, etc., I think I'm going to review some of my older posts, add a bit of updating with more details, and, compile a few top tens.

See ya soon.