I squeezed in about 45 minutes of painting between my “24” addiction and packing up for tomorrow. I’m really enjoying this one: the palette is fun and different, the scene is interesting, and I’ve never painted a child before!
Grueling 3-4 hours of screwing up and starting over a half dozen times… check. 🙁 Some are just harder than others, and after one very frustrating evening I put it on hiatus for a while. I like how her face turned out, but arrrgh the rest is just an uphill battle for some reason. I’m putting this on hiatus.
2010 ended with far more wall painting than Photoshop painting, but 2011’s already off to a good start!
I started this as a respite from Astrid ’11 (of course I didn’t forget! :D) and liked it enough to keep going and going! I don’t have any early wips due to my intention to toss it after a couple hours, but the ones I do have are pretty fun to look at:
Yup, that’s a bonafide 100% authentic Grown-up House! With 2-CAR GARAGE ACTION! We’re very happy with it – especially after tearing out the filthy carpet that had been gathering crust since the first Bush administration, fixing drippy pipes, a not-locking front door lock, replacing faucets and outlet covers (not at the same time!), replacing a leaky furnace, and slapping our own personal style onto every wall we could before we moved in two days before Christmas.
My awesome Dad flew in for a week in early December to help us transform this place from borderline fixer-upper to one pretty awesome place to hole up in for a while.
This is the second time Jim and I have squeezed a move in the brief space of time between Thanksgiving and Christmas – our Moms think we must have a vendetta against holidays. The dust has finally settled, though, and we’re settling into the groove of living in a place that’s nearly three times larger than our first home!
Now that we’ve got life somewhat back to running smoothly, we’re slowly incorporating fun things back into our evenings and weekends… like painting! And Netflix, and Rock Band, and conversations that aren’t about pipe insulation or wall colors.