Monday, November 29, 2010

AED Month, Day 28

Whew! In the middle of the busy Thanksgiving weekend we went up to our cabin to drain the water pipes. We're having several freezing nights in a row and want to avoid the frustration of showing up some cold and rainy evening only to find that the pipes have burst.

While there, I was able to get in a quick drawing of the squirrel stove and do some imagining of how the remodel might look when finished. What's actually in place now are the door, stove, and window. These are all part of our efforts to upgrade this little cabin that has been in my husband's family since the 1950's. He's enjoying doing all the work himself. I'm learning to be patient, the path is more important than the destination!

We want to put in cabinets, some kind of treatment behind the stove pipe, countertops, and flooring. We're close to making decisions, but haven't quite nailed everything. So this little water color is about playing with the color scheme to see if we like soft golds and greens. (Arches travel journal, Windsor Newton paint set, water brush, sharpie).

Coming to the end of AED Month is mixed for me. I've tried more media this month than I would have, gone more public than I would have, gotten a blog up and running again, and discovered many more artists than I knew about. It's been a hard pace for me to keep up, though. I am very grateful to those who have stopped by, and deeply appreciative to all who have been an inspiration to me! I hope to continue with Creativity Every Day.


sweet limes said...

I totally echo your entire last paragraph!

Have to say that your painting brought back some memories for me. My great grandma had a stove like that (not hooked up but still there) in her basement. I used to love playing down there on it and pretending I was cooking or putting wood on the fire. Thanks for taking me down memory lane.

Leah said...

Good for you for diving into AEDM! I'm glad you got a lot out of it, even though the pace is tough (for me too!) :-)

Love the drawing and the tiles behind the stove.

Sue O'Kieffe said...

gold and green are colors of abundance and prosperity. im sure whatever color scheme you choose will be perfect for you both.

thanks for stopping by my blog. i hope to be doing workshops sometime down the road. in the meantime, i hope you will experiment on your own with mandala making. it starts with a circle....

dthaase said...

wonderful line work and coloring - this is a great illo