Saturday, August 27, 2016

Art Challenge : Room

I can't begin to tell you how excited I was when Nadine put up a new Art Challenge with the theme "ROOM"! My life the past few months has been all about rooms. Cleaning them, packing them, saying goodbye to them, saying hello to new rooms, accepting the challenge of decorating them and finally now loving these rooms! Here's the tale in photos. 





BEFORE: 
Blue absolutely everywhere, every room, every door! 




So the first thing we did was paint out all that blue. It took Jeff and Rick, of Little Boy Blue Construction, three coats of paint and many days of hard work. 





Then the kitchen cupboards got new paint and the tiles were chiseled off. 


The laundry room cupboards and walls were also painted and those ugly blue knobs got the heave-ho. 



AFTER: 

New hallway and bedroom closet doors were built and installed with gorgeous black hardware. 






All the windows got new blinds and then the artwork was hung. 



The kitchen tiles, counter tops and a new door (above the stove) are now finished. I LOVE the black grout with these pretty tiles! 


The studio/guest room is set up. It's a lovely place to paint and ponder and relax. We've already had to sets of overnight guests who seem to like the new set up. 



I think the studio is my favourite room in the whole place.



Although this corner in the living room is my favourite place to read or watch a movie. 


But this is where the grandkids enjoy playing. 


On Monday, the last of the renos will be done. One strip of wood to glue down. That's it. DONE! 

Thanks Nadine of tinyWOLF for hosting this week's Art Challenge. Perfect timing to give you all a view into our new rooms. 





Monday, February 15, 2016

Chittering and Chattering Art Exhibition


 
THE ART OF CHITTERING AND CHATTERING

THE VAULT Cafe            Artist: Carole Reid 
499 Wallace Street
Nanaimo BC                  What: mixed media 
Feb 29 to March 20                     paintings

Opening: Feb 29 4pm-8pm

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Drawing Challenge: Sixes and Sevens


It's all sixes and sevens here while I rush about getting ready for my solo show opening on the 29th!

Our lovely, creative Nadine is this week's Drawing Challenge host. She has a beautiful blog where you will find more artists impressions of sixes and sevens. Click on the pinks to go there!