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Backsides…

So you’ve seen lots of painted cards by now (what? you missed them? check out the gallery here), but maybe you’re wondering… how does the WRITING side look? Yup, I usually forget all about that side, but perhaps it’s important to you, since that’s the side you’re writing your sweet, sarcastic or sassy thoughts on…

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so write whatever message you like. Today I’ve been thinking about my friend, Beth, way out in Colorado. IMG_E9221

Just write your note with a pencil or ballpoint pen, pop it in the envelope provided and hand deliver. If you decide to mail your card, please remember to put it in a bubble envelope or padded envelope, available at the post office, & mail as a package. These cards are fragile, real wood & one of a kind.

Have fun & happy connecting with all those people you’ve been thinking about-


Come on down…

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Vintage-Twisted cards at The Pink Geranium & Co

829 W. Northwest Highway – Artifactural Furniture Building – Barrington, IL.

Go get yourself one.


Stay Gold

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new hand-painted wood cards.

real wood, real paint, write a note with a ball point pen on the back & pop it in the mail with a standard stamp.

available here next week.

 

 

 

 


HURRAY!! … for painted furniture & suzanis



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Finally, at this exact moment, all the kids are back to school full-time and I get to paint again!

In case you’ve forgotten, I paint furniture. I almost forgot, too.

Yup, it’s been about 9 months, but Kyle is now back in school full-time after his grueling recovery from hamstring release surgery. So, what was I working on again?

I’m painting this sweet little table with Suzani inspired medallions & trim.

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Suzani inspiration.

If you haven’t run across a suzani yourself, it’s a type of embroidered and decorative tribal textile made in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries. “Suzani” is from the Persian سوزن Suzan which means needle. The art of making such textiles in Iran is called سوزنکاری Suzankāri (needlework).

Suzani fabrics have become popular lately- I’ve seen traditional antique suzanis used on modern pillows, furniture, wall hangings and also reinvented in art and textiles.

Maryanne Quinn, Orange Suzi

This one is felted art by Maryann Quinn.

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Mixed media work by Kate Lewis– graphite, acrylic, oil, and pen on canvas.

I, of course, am besotted with the old, faded, handmade, slightly off-kilter originals like these:

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Can you call a pit gorgeous?

The kids have been dying for a trampoline and I have serious reservations- the biggest is how is the 10 yr old with cerebral palsy going to get on?!? And off? And around the netting? Without, of course, breaking my back by lifting him up. We thought about building a staircase, perhaps with a platform, but it seems that might cause more problems than solutions.

Can a trampoline be any more unsafe than the way the kids are dangling, hanging, jumping, and twisting off the second story of the soon-to-be replaced play structure? As soon as I say, “You can NOT do that!” they come up with a new crazy, daredevil antic to perform.

And what floats across time & space and lands right here, on my computer, through a friend’s tweet? This! Known as a sunken, pit, or in ground trampoline.

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After some initial research, it seems that a drainage system is a must, along with some type of retaining wall. Do you have any input? Suggestions? Concerns? Send me a comment & some help!


sugar & spice or something else?

Girls love pink, right? Really, some of us only like pink if it’s highlighting a sugar skull & some attitude.

Bring it on.

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See more of this bad girl here:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/72832133/pink-gray-sugar-skull-painting


just love those babies!

I know you’ve already seen this, but I can’t help it. I especially love the ending.

Enjoy!