Monday, January 27, 2014

Finally some Gold!

Gilding is impressive, but actual gilding is usually a small percentage of the time spent on a restoration job. Most of the effort is in stripping, scraping, gesso application (and sanding, sanding and more sanding). So actually getting to put the gold leaf on an object feels like getting to have dessert.

See progress of this project here.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Snow Day!

It's Saturday, and flurries were predicted, but instead this soft, fluffy snow has been coating everything since this morning. No wind, no sound outside - sounds trite, but yes, like a Christmas card.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

One of my holiday card watercolor paintings.

It's very cold, a "nor'easter" is predicted, and it is the first post for the first day of the new year.

Not planning to make any resolutions, other than, as usual, considering this a clean slate, and hope to do better with many things over the coming year.

So I look forward to posting more new projects and some new ventures, and seeing what the new year brings.

I wish the same for all of you.

Happy New Year!