I want this to be a happy blog, but I am really sad about Tim Russert. I am one of the millions who felt like I knew him. The quote that keeps being repeated is, " He walked with Kings and yet retained the common touch." I think that is so apt. His love and interest in his fellow man came through in his smile, his eyes, and his voice. Wow! What a loss....
I have had so much fun converting this old work shed into an art studio. I wish I had taken before pictures...but I never seem to get around to it. I installed air, painted,added new lighting, and added a new window and a new door for more light. I like the mermaid on the front. It reminds me of the signs from Colonial and early English times when shopkeepers advertisied their wares and professions via signs due to the illiteracy rates. I guess not really relevant now...but it looked good and it matched the trim..haha. Take it either way. I had fun with the checkerboard. It was really easy and I did not fool with taping. I never tape as i do not have the patience. My husband saw the process and had to leave as I was painting b/c he is a measurer and a perfectionist. It only took me an hour and it would have taken all day. He said when it was all over that it was the best looking most inexact floor he had ever seen! I took that as a compliment.
This is me posing with one of my mermaid cutouts at The Restless Native on Anna Maria. I am having a lot of fun working with wood and using my new skill saw. I got saw horses and a skill saw for Mother's day. I have discovered that the possibilities are endless with a saw and a big piece of plywood!
I cannot believe that I am blogging! I have created a website, I am just now getting better at Texting. What is next? Facebook? My Space? It really is fun and a whole new world. I am embarking on something new everyday.
Located at 1026 S.Florida Avenue, Kim and Caroline Cleghorn opened c.k.cleghorns in the 1026 SOFLO Gallery in Lakeland, Florida in 2013 to showcase Kim's art and offer fine gifts, garden items, and hard to find antiques.