As Time Goes By

At any age in life,
as time goes by,
we’ll each have moments,
when we must say goodbye,
but we’ll all . . . always remember.

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JUDY

  • A dresser mirror surrounded with fan magazine covers
    and autographed, star photos
  • A beautiful, blue metal, powder-puff music box,
    sitting on the vanity.
  • Baby kittens … several batches …
    under the back, summer porch.
  • Your dad’s home-grown popcorn on Sunday evenings.
  • Your mom’s beautiful flower garden,
    her love of the color green,
    and her special bond with my mother
  • Me in my pretty, lavendar plaid dress,
    carrying the rings down the aisle to you and Irvin.

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BOB

  • Semi’s and BIG trucks.
  • Summers in Charles City
  • Screamer belly aches at the county fair
  • The King with his own thrown
  • Beers during TV Baseball (yours not mine)
  • Bikes and ponies with Mike & Kevin
  • Baby dolls and bunk-bed tents with Lori
  • NeeNee (about my Dad) “That man makes me nervous!” (Miss you Neal)

Cousin Judy and Uncle Bob,
THANK’s for all THE LOVE and all THE MEMORIES

Dear Readers & Followers:

I’ll be back soon with results on a few more completed projects and info on some new sites I’ve found to share.  Meanwhile, enjoy the Spring as it pops out … finally 🙂

Later – Cheryl

Do You Remember These?

  Hi All.

DON’T  WORRY  . . .
today’s post IS NOT a rerun!
It’s just a fun new project with items you may remember
from past articles.

Do you remember these?
On one of my “Junk Trips” last summer . . .

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I found all these wonderful wooden pieces,
and mentioned them HERE 

And most of you . . . even Newer Readers, will probably recognize . . .
the wall artwork in this picture

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Followers with me from the get-go . . .
may remember the same painting . . .

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hung in a different direction.
The art piece was done years ago. I needed something BIG and colorful.
And everyone knows how manically changeable I am,
so I wanted options there too.

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One afternoon, as I woke from a nap,
sleepy eyes caught a wonderful pattern.
reflected from a multi-paned window,
great lines and shapes in light and shadows.
On that day, and at the same time for the next two days,
I worked to capture the design on my drawing pad.

After scaling it up proportionately,
Hubs cut a piece of plywood in that size.
I graphed out my design . . . and began to paint,
using colors from throughout my home.
When the paint was completely dry,
I came in with a narrow brush and some metallic copper paint (by Behr),
and carefully trimmed each section with a thin copper border line.
Hubs added a simple, modern look frame and it was finished.

WELL . . . it met my initial wants and needs,
BIG, BRIGHT and CHANGEABLE.
I could hang it several ways,
and I painted new colors whenever I wanted.

BUT, there was always something not quite right. Know what I mean?
Oldest son and youngest daughter
are always my best “art” sounding boards.
We all agreed that it was lacking . . . it was boring, it was too FLAT.

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Well . . . FINALLY, the other day . . . I had this idea.
In Hubs’ shop, I rounded up some of my barn sale junk
and raw walnut pieces,
and an odd collection of small, miscellaneous items.
I just played with them, placing them randomly
on the painting until satisfied.
I then used wood glue to adhere the items to the painting’s surface.

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After waiting for two days, to assure that
even the heaviest pieces were attached,
I had more fun, playing with some fun-tac and small accent items.

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The pictures show the succession of arrangements.

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My final look . . . ( or should I say, present look ) is below.

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I hung a cup from the hooked wooden piece,
and tacked it’s saucer flat to the surface.
I am crazy for wooden branches and included two.
And finally, I printed an excerpt from a Van Gogh painting I favor,
then cut pieces of it to use as inner liners on three of the wooden items.
The larger figurines and dishes used, are of a Japanese theme.
Birds, butterflies and a Victorian styled medallion were also included.

So the painting is no longer boring and flat.
I’m happy . . . for now, at least, ha ha.
It would be fun to know what you think of my collage.

As always, thanks for stopping by.
And don’t stress too much, just start that project.

Later – Cheryl

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