Here it is 2021 and I haven’t talked crafts in a long, long time. I recently took a class on painting owls. I especially liked the field scetches. I have included a simple photo of the three dimension owl and one field scetch. It was fun. Other than that my only crafty efforts have been simple Christmas package decorations. I don’t have much energy these days. Those of us classified as “extravert” have zero energy when we haven’t any energy source to pipe into. No people, no energy. Isolation, I thought, would give me more opportunities to do art and crafts but it had not occured to me that I needed “energy” to do art and I just don’t have any.
I have worked on some decorating, polished some silver, and worked more on plants. But very little painting. It is sad for me not to paint. Here is all I have completed in the last three months. Very sad. See the photos at the end of crafts. I couldn’t insert them here because I am bad at this.
The only crafting I did this year 2018?, 2019? was the redo on the Trunk I got from Wendy, the Trunk from Joanies which went to Beth’s house, and the two chairs.
I painted the Bell Jar painting over and while it needs work, it is improved no, I won’t share it until it looks better.
Redid the dining room center piece several times. And rearranged the island, which required refinishing. It’s a two board trestle table, with pegs. I have researched it trying figure a date with no luck it has a very old shellac finish, all crackles and almost black with age. So I think it is very early 20th century. No screws or tags or labels to help I’D it.
The chairs project was interesting as it’s the first time I took on painting fabric on such a large piece. The two chairs are very different, but both came out terrific. As soon as I figure out how to add pictures and make them public I will share them
A few small projects were also done, painted the chicken, painted the new farm lights, outdoor furniture was polyed.
Joanie s trunk was easiest. Had to clean it and fix the handles and paint them two and had to reupholstered the top, new foam and new fabric etc. Came out ok. I think the foam was too soft and the fabric a bit soft. But it looked great.
I haven’t completed much in the way of craft for a long time. I fixed the trunk at bought at Wendy’s garage sale needed much more difficult repairs. I had to fix trim that was eaten by the dog and I had to reclue the wood front in several places. The bottom section was so bad I peeled it off and build new. I used a mat finish but think I will go back and use a satin instead to better match the original finish. It’s a very large trunk and will come in handy for seasonal clothes.
Did some new decorating above the French doors. The horns I found are bigger than I wanted and so had to be right of center, so the Abeita pictures are in the center. I am not sure I like it yet. Will think on it more. I love the horns but not sure this is the right place.
As a project decluttering would be a terrific idea, but I don’t know when that will work out before I die, it’s just not a priority.