Friday, April 29, 2011

Spring is here!

We thought it would never get here, and it's here with a vengeance. We seem to just be out of freezing weather, and have already been getting near 80!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spring Cleanup

Now that spring has come full-force, it is time for the annual yard work marathon - cutting trees, new plantings, and replacing some of the overgrown/deer-bitten shrubs.

The hedge at one end of the patio has been on my kill list for several years, and now that deer ate one side of it, it had to finally go.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Snow is Almost Gone

The longest, hardest winter in recent memory is finally at an end. but here it is April 9, and there is STILL a patch of snow in the driveway! And on a nice spring day with temps in the 50 degree range!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Gesso Day

When applying gesso, it takes a number of coats, and it is best to do them all on one day. If your day is thus occupied, best to have a number of projects going at the same time. In the good weather, I would have done all this outside (and used my air spray system). Instead, I contributed more to the clutter in the workshop, and listened to a lot of NPR.