Things have been busy around here the past week. I had the bright idea of ripping wallpaper off in our bedroom. Now, this house was built in 1905, so just imagine how many layers of wallpaper were on the wall! After one wall in two days, with many chunks of plaster coming off with the wallpaper, I decided that wasn't such a good idea. I should have taken pictures, but I was into it up to my arm pits, so to speak, and by the end of the day I was so sick of looking at that wall.......the last thing I wanted was a picture to remind me of the "fun" I had! I did get the room painted with a faux finish that resembles plaster, so it turned out ok. I just need to hang some things on the walls to spruce it up a bit. So........that was an experience I don't plan on doing again anytime soon! And I was just beginning to think it would be fun to "flip" a house! Silly me! Warren can be very glad he was on the slope working when all of this was going on!
After that fiasco, I needed to get out of the house. My son, Craig and I went for a great hike into Rough Canyon , which is just a few minutes drive from our house. More great canyon country to explore, AND it was some great quality time with my son........and Tryggur the dog, of course!
Back to this old house.......... we have one bathroom upstairs with a very nice looking tub, but not a very practical tub for showering. We decided to have a shower built in the bathroom downstairs. As the workers are busy tearing things apart down there, I need to keep the dog and myself out of their way, so where better to spend the day than in my studio? It's amazing how much more I get done when I actually spend time in here! I've made some progress on my piece,which will hopefully hang at the Mesa Verde National Park later this summer. We'll see if I can get it finished before I head back to Alaska. There is still a lot of work to be done on it, including bead work, but here are a few shots of my petroglyph guy, so far. He's not finished yet, nor do I have a title for the quilt, but it's getting there..........
One last thing for today.......I got some great books in the mail! I ordered a couple of books on Western landscaping, to hopefully get some ideas on what to do with the yard here in Colorado. The other one is a book that my friend Roxane recommended.... Mixed Emulsions, by Angela Cartwright. I have just started browsing through this one, and it looks like it will be a great source of inspiration and education. I'm anxious to try some of the projects out.