Saturday, August 21, 2010


I'll admit that I've become a digital magazine convert. Thus far I've subscribed to the digital versions of Elle Decor, House Beautiful, and Country Living. I've purchased individual digital issues of a Living Etc and Martha Stewart Living, and plan to add them to my subscription list soon.

If I subscribed to the traditional paper issues, eventually I would be overwhelmed by the clutter and the magazines would be handed off to family and friends. Not that there's anything wrong with passing your magazines down the line, but  sometimes it's hard to let go of all that inspiration. Now I can access all the past issues of my magazines sans the storage dilemma. I'm finding that the benefits of digital print media outweigh the cons. Actually, I'm not sure that I can report any negatives.

If you're on the fence when it comes to paper vs. cyber, here's your chance to try digital without obligation: The Read Green Initiative. I know this isn't the first time I've blogged about this, but now that I've had a few months worth of experience with digital magazine subscriptions, I can honestly say I'm hooked. And if you're wondering, I'm in no way affiliated with Zinio or any other subscription service.

Try it. You won't be sorry.


This project started out as a 4' x 8' piece of maple veneered plywood that I picked up today at Home Depot. I had the sales person assisting me rip the sheet into two 2' x 8' boards so it would be more manageable to transport. With a loose plan already in place, I knew that I could work with the dimensions of the cut board.

The piece is assembled, but it needs finishing. Stay tuned for the reveal.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

More Art

At Tuesday Morning I found this picture and three others from the same series by this artist. I love the prints, hate the frames. Or more accurately, I hate the antiqued border on the inside of the frame. The cheap-o pressed board frames I can sorta live with. Fearing they would be gone if I didn't snag them, I bought them knowing that I might be returning them. Generally, I end up regretting purchasing framed massed produced art. However, I do love this artwork. The pictures were $30 apiece, and at a little over 20" square they are sizable and would make a statement on my wall. I would have to fix the hideously tacky antique border if I kept them. And I have no business spending $120 and some change on artwork right now. I will have to figure out where the money is going to come from if I am to keep them. I'm leaning toward returning them. Some days I hate having a conscience.

Folk Art

Found at the Salvation Army Store on Wednesday. My pictures are poor, so they don't do the piece justice. I haven't decided where I'm going to put it, but I love it.

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Painted Table

Painted in Rustoleum White Satin oil paint. I know a lot of people would say that painting a solid cherry table is a sin. I guess that makes me a sinner, and a happy one at that because I love it. The table has a home in my sewing room.

I never did post pictures of my office/sewing room after I made the switch. There were several things I knew that needed to be changed so it seemed pointless to put pictures up. Now the room is closer to being picture worthy. I will try to post something by the weekend.