Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Just got commissioned to do a dog portrait. So fun!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

In The Works

A few tweaks to this and it will be ready to build. The client is pleased: "I had a vision in my head of something just like this, and it's so cool to see it actually up on my screen." Happy clients make the pixel-painting worth every second. :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Just Launched

Check it out.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Here are a few before and after during photos. It'll look better next spring when my tulips, irises, and hollyhock come up around the shed and along the fence line.

You can't tell in the photos very well, but I made a nice little crushed gravel curvy path from the gate to the shed door. Then I laid the same gravel beneath the clothesline (never fear dropping a wet white T-shirt again!). And finally I put larger white rock around the base of the shed for trim and drainage. Where did I get this rock, you ask? From my roof! I had my 50-year old (literally!) gravel roof replaced with a TPO version, and opted to keep the rock. Boy, there's a lot of it. I'm not sure what to do with the rest. I guess I need to wheelbarrow it out behind the shed-screen fence, and get it off my patio, until I can think of something. Any bright ideas?


At long last I finally did something with the fabric I had printed. There's a reason it looks askew: I don't have an ironing board. I washed the fabric and hung it out to dry on the clothesline, where it got a wee bit stretched. I hung it out because it's cotton, and a beast to iron after leaving it in the dryer (and I always leave things in the dryer). So this is the best I could do without buying an ironing board. I don't know what my aversion to such a purchase is; every time I have to sew something I curse my not owning one. Maybe I'll just have to get one this weekend.

Anyway. I think this little space needs a colorful dot of a rug beneath the black door, and of course a swap-out of that gold doorknob on the stairwell to a silver one to match.