Saturday, July 14, 2007

Coming Soon...

I have pictures from our first Gallery Walk on July 6th, but I left my other camera at the studio. Tyree sold two paintings and I sold a book, so I'd say it was a success. It was meant to be more of a studio warming party anyway. We were inspired to work towards the next one. Meanwhile.... here's just a peek at one of Tyree's paintings (hanging at the house) more of which can be seen here.

Wish you were here.

First Potato Harvest....

One Yukon Gold plant and one red potato. It was a little early, but we couldn't help ourselves. Next year I want an entire bed just for potatoes.

Because you're never too young to learn a trade......

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Actually, this weekend has been very productive. When I was working in the futon shop, right after I got back to Bellingham, I managed to pick up 2 really high end memory foam mattresses. They had an almost imperceptible defects and they're worth quite a bit of money. I gave one to my friend Peter and kept the other one. The irony was that I couldn't afford a platform frame for it. I've been sleeping on the floor for a couple of months waiting for something to pop up on Craigslist, but today I got serious and at breakfast I drew up this plan:

Very detailed...yes, I know, but it came with a lumber list and I had Tyree cut all the pieces for me. He decided on some upgrades along the way. Let me just say that we didn't pay for a stick of this lumber and it's all pieces we'd salvaged from other people's job sites and projects.

Some of the lumber was from building and some from theater projects.

The slats were made from my friend Jory's stash of cedar fence boards. He worked for a fencing company.

Well la-di-da. There's room for drawers underneath. That's next.

Bohemian Martha

I got to get my Martha on today. Tyree brought home this coffee table because he liked the shape and it was $2.50 at Goodwill the other day. I got inspired looking at those $1200 coffee tables in the Anthropologie catalog and blew $6 on spray paint and $3 on wood filler.

Doesn't look too bad to start if you're 10 feet away.

Whoops! Someone let the pitbull chew on it.

And spilled their Rainier Ice on it.

And then the cigarettes, of course.

A little wood filler applied with my Haggen card....

Two cans of Rustoleum...

Total cost $12.00
It wants a bright yellow teapot.