Ready for the moving van to arrive (tomorrow morning) . . . and I did a couple of last sketches of this apartment we are leaving. I love this bathroom with all that subway tile, the original 1920 claw-foot tub, and the reproduction lavatory. Bill hated all that subway tile by the time he finished putting it in! The individual tiles are molded from originals and are irregular in shape. Drove him a bit nuts!
30 January 2014
26 January 2014
So where ever Bill needed to add doors, he made them himself . . . even including a transom window to match others in the apartment.
This is looking from our bedroom, through the small office / studio area, through French doors leading to the kitchen.
20 January 2014
This is the west wall of the kitchen Bill made; additional built-ins and a gas range are on the north and east walls. I have loved this vintage-style kitchen and will miss it!
Our new home's kitchen is from Ikea. First house we bought that will not have a custom-built kitchen by Bill. Still needs tweaking --- I want to replace the dishwasher with more drawers.
We moved all my paints and inks to Texas last week when we went to close on purchasing the cabin. So I just have this simple "warms and cools" palette with me. The travel brush is a #8 from Daniel Smith. If I remember right, the pigments are as follows:
cadmium scarlet / permanent rose
hansa yellow med. / hansa yellow light
serpentine genuine / sap green (not really a cool)
ultramarine blue / phthalo blue
quin. burnt orange / burnt umber
quin. gold / payne's gray
05 January 2014
The 12 days of Christmas are drawing to a close and so is our time in Kansas. Again we have run out of boxes to put things in, but almost everything is now boxed up. This wee nativity and the family stockings were the only decorations we had out this year . . . plus a couple of containers of toys for grandkids to play with. While packing, I came across this tiny micro-machine vehicle that missed being packed with the toys. So I sketched it with the nativity and packed both in the Christmas box.
01 January 2014
Four of our five grandchildren were able to visit us for Christmas. These two youngest grandsons are about 1 1/2 years apart in age but act more like twins. Whatever Josiah can do, Judah is sure he can too. Usually they are given two versions of the same gift to avoid trouble. This year, it was a Legos fire engine set and a Legos Duplo fire engine set.
Josiah is seldom found without his green tiger (who has lost his stripes but Jo-Jo doesn't seem to mind). Over Christmas, he added a wee Webkinz alley cat he is rocking with here. The child's rocker has been in the family 4 generations.