Friday, May 31, 2013

A New Room for a New Roommate!

Sometimes, here at the Ugly Green House, I will rent out one of my bedrooms.  The house is way too big for just me, and especially now, since I am working from home, it is nice to have someone else using the space.  It seems like most of the renters I get are only here for temporary stays and one fell in love.   I don't mind the temporary boarders, but I would love to have them more often, I have made some good friends this way. I have been so lucky with my roommates.  I have had people I worked with at the GCCDS, and a guy from the Research Lab, and now a woman coming to do community law work for the  summer.

She needed a furnished room, and I didn't want to give up my guest room capabilities, and have a room sitting empty, so I rounded up a bed and dresser.  I pulled some furniture and art from other parts of the house.  I bought new sheets and a new blanket.  I did it all over a few days too.  What do you think? 

I think I need a stripe intervention.  I can't help buying things striped.

a big sunny window, and the low maintenance mother in law's tongue.

That was my grandfathers drafting desk, an extra chair,
and a shelf set that was waiting around for a need. 
Amos Kennedy Prints, now in most rooms of my house.  They are just too good!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Paper Doll Show

I consider my self so lucky to have been invited to participate in the Paper Dolls Uncut Art Show  at the Duckett Gallery at the Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education in Ocean Springs Mississippi.

What a great idea! Paper dolls, they are art to be played with. They are for play! 

My work, set up in the gallery!
I did two series for this show.  The first I did the tiny houses, with interchangeable flags. (I hope to get those documented and on my website soon.  I will post the link when I do.) 
The second series, which can be seen in more detail on my website, were a series of little boxes with a vintage photo in the rear. Then I made little scenes that could be changed out in front of the images.

My Paper doll Boxes! The available boxes are for sale at my Etsy Shop
This was such a fun project.  I loved having a theme, or an idea to work off of that came from outside of me.  It was refreshing. 

It was also so nice to see how all of the other artists interpreted the idea.  

by Joey Rice

by Bill Myers

Sue Weidie Findeisen

By Chris Stebly

By Mary Anderson Pickard

By Mary Anderson Pickard

by Kerr Grabowski

by Leif Anderson, Matt Stebly, Carol Hutcherson

by Jason Stebly, Ellen Ellis Lee, Kat Fitzpatrick

Bill Myers, Stacy Johnson, Mary Hardy

Carmen Lugo, Michael Walker, Marcella Upton, Regan Carney

Camille Boggs, Mary Hardy, Jessie Zenor, Carol Hutcherson

Steve Shepard, Joreje Lavato, Shane and Sheri Sekul

Monday, May 20, 2013

It is good to be home!

Oh! What an adventure I have had!  And as sad as I am that it is over, I am also so happy to be home!  The loveliest things that greeted me, aside from Delores and Eloise, was my garden, and my morning ritual of playing in it while I have my coffee!  I was so excited to see how everything had grown in the 10 days I was gone.  Here are some pictures!!!!!

Verbena and Petunias

Tomatoes are getting bigger!!!!
Salvia, Basil and Mums

Bedside Table Boquet

Dining Table Bouquet

I will do a proper posting (more like multiple postings) on my adventure soon, I promise!  But for now, it is time to get to work!  So many exciting things coming up!!!!

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

My Planter is growin!

Some pictures of my front planter!  I love how wild it is!  Oh, summer is coming!!!