" Some days we paint with large bold strokes, like when someone finishes a book report or gets a piece of music ready for performing. Most of our days are softer in color. A little dab here a little dab there, following a rough draft, but allowing ourselves to paint outside the lines when we want too. "
~ Deborah Jean

Friday, October 15, 2010

Day to Day

  Yesterday was a collage of activity. We started out with the best of intentions working from our weekly schedule. Math, science, required reading for additional subjects and piano practice were on tap for the day...But the sun was out so we decided to wrap up a fall project and gave our bulk head it's final coat of spray paint. One thing led to another and this is what happened. 

Inspiration hit for working on other projects that could be spray painted too! The long lost skateboard art project called out to our daughter. Soon she was designing a stencil for her board on the kitchen floor.

She spray painted the trucks 

 and then the board.

( it's still  a work in progress at this point) 

Meanwhile her brother and I caught the spray painting bug too!

I'm working on a trash to treasure project. This door knob and hinges were brass but I like this Oiled Rubbed Bronze finish and plan to up cycle the remaining door knobs in our house this way.

Our son spray painted an action figure then went to work on the fine details of his costume...

Throw in some piano practice for an upcoming recital and...

 one failed science experiment and that was our day!

It was supposed to be a clock.
Isn't it true for every failure you are one step closer to success? 

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  1. LOVE all the artsiness going on!
    The fact that you have a kid who designs stencils. Wow!
    I like the knob outcome. Really, I think knobs would even look awesome as a grouping in a frame. Is that weird?
    Love, love your son's action figure makeover, too. I should suggest that to my 3rd grader. I'm sure he'd get a real kick out of that.

    Nice to see that I'm not the only one with failed experiments. Hey, it's a life lesson!

  2. Thanks for your note! As I was spray painting the knobs I thought they would make a neat photo grouped together too! NOT WEIRD AT ALL!


  3. And what about a caption on the knob art -- Get a Handle on Your Life.


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