Wednesday, June 9, 2010
...that I'm not a huge Daryl Hall or even Hall & Oates fan. But if you have a little time to listen, click on this pic and visit "Live from Daryl's House". It is an amazing, amazing project and I only wish I had more time to sit and appreciate. But I watch it when I can squeeze a few minutes in at a time (not really good at sitting still for that long, even for something as fascinating as this). What it is, basically, is Daryl collaborating with a variety of musicians and performing new and wonderful versions of their songs and his. So far my favorites are Plain White Tees performing "Hey There Delilah" and also the whole Finger 11 episode. Check it out.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
...for new-project-addicts. Or maybe it's ADD, I don't know, because I can't seem to finish them. Whatever it is, I saw this little bureau in a yard sale and I couldn't pass it up. I didn't have any painting projects going, which is really no excuse because I have like 1,000 sewing projects started. It was quite old, handmade I suspect, and was in pretty good condition except for the muddy brown paint. And the ginormous dig in the top, which sanded out. Anyway, I started working on it right away but that was a couple of weeks ago and I haven't had time to continue. Which was ok, in the meantime I was turning it over in my mind...what to paint? I've settled on a design which involves either a wet-on-wet shading from pale blue to aqua, or more likely I will paint it blue and airbrush the aqua. Haven't used my airbrush in several years, and never really played with it enough to get proficient, but it seems like what's in my head will translate to reality better with the airbrush.Nothing much else going on here, I survived prom season once again without too much trauma, band is still playing on a more or less regular basis, Sparky and I are doing the Saturday morning yard sale thing again which makes us both happy. She offered to take her car and use her gas, but what if i find some piece of furniture I can't pass up? Better to have the minivan jsut in case. Last week I found an old metal thing that looks like it might have been a floor lamp stand at some point but we determined that it was more likely a birdcage stand. It was painted an ugly gold, but it was cast metal and ornate and screamed 1930's to me so now it's flat black and is going in the shop to display...something. Don't know what yet.