A Painting Fiend

I’ve been doing lots of painting lately, which is good. Since I did say 2013 was going to be my creative year.

The various items I have covered in color over the past few weeks have provided  great creative outlets for me. The chalk paint is great to work with, but I have so much more to learn. So tomorrow, I’ll be at The Empty Nest enjoying another chapter of chalk paint training.

Back in early January, I told you about this awesome bench Hubby made for me.

Shoes Exposed
Shoes Exposed

He made it for us, really. I’m always on the hunt for something fun to paint. And he needed a way to tame the mess of shoes that was always scattered below and around the cute black bench that used to occupy that spot.

I’ve been working on it all week. Tonight, I just might finish the thing. So the big reveal will be appearing here soon.

I’ve got a busy weekend ahead of me, though. Tomorrow during the day is chalk painting class. Tomorrow night, I MIGHT go out to see a live band. Then Sunday morning I’m off to Annapolis, Maryland for a peek at the venue where my son Eric’s wedding will be held.

That’s less than two months away. GASP!

After that, it’s a bit further north to Baltimore for a lunch date with my Dad. Eric will be joining us, but Dad doesn’t know that yet.

Then it’s back down to Crownsville, near Annapolis, to hang out with my future daughter-in-law, Kelsey, and her parents. They mentioned going out to dinner, but after a late lunch, that might not happen. We’ll have to wait and see.

Finally, I’ll be driving back to Virginia.

More excitement is on the horizon, too. Thursday, the last day of February — another GASP — I’ll be going to PA for my annual girlfriend getaway with my two besties.

That's Tracey beside me and Carol is in the front.
That’s Tracey beside me and Carol is in the front.

Now, if you don’t see me for a while, you’ll know why.

I promise to post a pic of the bench when it’s done, though.


10 Replies to “A Painting Fiend”

  1. Kathy:

    go to Crownsville for dinner with your future inlaws. It’s not about the food or lack of, it’s about the bonding with your new family. Not going would send the wrong message . . .

    You sure are moving around a lot, it’s a wonder you have time to paint. You’re such a social butterfly.

    Oh, and congrats to Erik & Kelsey

    Riding the Wet Coast

  2. Sounds about as busy as my weekend! Although I’m sure you’ll have more fun since I’ll be carting kids all over Maryland.

  3. Bob, going to Crownsville for sure, just not sure if I’ll be able to eat dinner. Her parents are fun folks. I have been on the move a bit lately, but things over here are much closer than in your neck of the woods.

  4. Have a fun weekend! My weekend consists of, hmmm. I don’t think I know yet! I’ve been on a Sunday brunch kick lately, so maybe I’ll do that, but other than that everything’s up in the air.

  5. Brandy, we’ve been lucky with the weather this year. Mostly it’s just been cold. Looking forward to some warmth!

  6. Painting is fun. I can see why you’re drawn to it. We change the physical appearance of an object, often dramatically, with just our choices and a little effort. Keep it up!

    1. ShyB, I do enjoy transforming stuff. Plus, it lets me have a little fun with color. And allows me to go on “treasure hunts” more often. I’ve actually discovered that I like painting smaller objects more than I enjoy painting the furniture. Less work. 🙂

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