here's how I got started...

here's how I got started...
a 20 minute podcast by Crazy BeYOUtiful

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

remember me?

hey friends!

I didn't plan on being AWOL for so long...

here's a quick update on the progress so far...

as you can see...total chaos...



but they're making good progress...
the wainscot is going up...
love it...


my cute nephew installing the wainscot...

oops...chopped his head off...

sorry Brian!


and this is a fun find...
while out shopping, we ended up in a small town about an hour from us. 
It's Plano, Illinois...

anyway...we spoke with a store owner who was telling us that the new Superman movie was filmed in this tiny town...

they closed down all businesses for 2 weeks...
and filmed several segments of the film there...

the photo below shows a building they painted for the movie...
and the owner asked that they not remove the flag, when the filming was finished...

if you click the photo to see it larger, you'll see SMALLVILLE painted in the lower left corner...

if you attend the movie...watch for this!

he said it will be in theaters on June 14th...


we expect the reno to take about 3 more weeks...

my studio is not being redone, but it's behind a zippered plastic deal to keep out the dust...
so I've not ventured in there...

but...I'm hoping to sneak in there this weekend...
not being in there is much harder that I expected...

talk to me...
tell me what you've been doing!
I miss talking about art...

I hope when I get back in the studio...
that I'll remember how to...

make art!
wendy



26 comments:

Dorothy said...

Hey Wendy!
You are one patient person!!!
Just wanted to tell you that your black paste is awesome. I have been using it then stamping my image on it with embossing ink then using white embossing powder. It looks amazing! I love the texture!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Loving the wainscot Wendy, it's going to look fabulous. It will be all worthwhile and you will be back to making art soon. I have been making art on a daily basis for the past two weeks, lots of deadlines. Tracy x

Julie Steed said...

You must be getting antsy. How nice it will be when it's all done though.

julie case said...

Your wainscoting is looking so nice! I'll bet you'll be glad when it's done, hope you'll share 'after' pics! I've been playing with your pastes...love them!!

michelle said...

Oh I bet you are missing make art. I have not ben making it either but hope to find my mojo soon! I miss getting inky and messy! Hang in there the house is looking good.

Lori said...

Hi there! Good to "see" you again. lol. Plano, huh? Geez, you think we would have heard about that around here..pretty interesting! Best of luck getting in the studio this weekend! lol

Helen said...

I can imagine you must be champing at the bit to get back into your studio. Your home is sure to look gorgeous - hope you'll share the pics of that too.

Eileen Bellomo said...

It will be worth it in the end. I miss you talking about art too! I've been playing with my Gelli Plate, stencils, your embossing paste, and Tim's new distress paint....not necessarily at the same time, LOL.

ellen vargo said...

HI WENDY! Soooo glad to see you in blogland... we MISS YOU! Looks like the renovation is really coming along, which is awesome, but the Superman movie stuff? OMG, Jack will DIE when he sees that (super-hero/comic book geek that he is). Can't wait for you to be back in the studio... MAKING ART! Hang in there! Ellen x

Redanne said...

Really feel for you, we are having renos too (6 weeks) but have not moved out - yikes! At least I can craft - I wish I could offer you a chair in my craft room but too far away, alas. I have been using two of Tim's new dies - picture wheel and clipboard and some of your paste too - having a ball! Hope you can get back to making art very soon. Hugs, Anne x

Marilyn said...

Your reno is looking great I love the wainscotting!
I have made an ATC using your delightful white paste, going to make another one today and add some more of the paste somewhere on it...I love texture. Wish the stencils of yours would arrive so I could use them. I'm so pleased with this ATC, I don't want to trade it...maybe I will give them to my wonderful daughter when she visits next week.
Looking forward to your return to making art and sharing with us! :))

Vic said...

I've been Valentine making! Your makeover is looking good,

Bella said...

Don't be surprised if the dust has gone through that seal...it is sneaky stuff!

Primitive Seasons said...

I know it's your home but please post pictures when it's all done. I love your style of decorating and I know you're just dying for it to all come togehter! Yay Wendy girl!

Mary

SusanK said...

Just let things happen...if you're meant to be in your art space then you will. In the mean time, take some deep breaths..outdoors where there's no construction dust...and enjoy yourself. You've certainly earned some down time. Loving your new stamps and stencils. Just made a card and will share it soon - used the newest thread set.

Debby said...

Your house is going to be beautiful! Just be glad you are able to be out of all of the dust and confusion. We lived in our house when the kitchen was ripped apart and it was not easy. I have been to Plano. Thanks for sharing that picture. Used to be a great bead store there!

Jen said...

I'm sure it'll be worth it when the renovation is finished! Hope you have a chance to do some creating this weekend! Miss you and hope to see you at The Studio soon!

Sandra said...

how exciting - new space!
I miss art ... too much time spent working!
Sandra ltb

Tona said...

Oooh, that wainscotting looks fantastic.
I have been working on a couple of layouts that are going to be used as decorations at a baby shower.

Wilma said...

Just know what you mean by missing art. I had a surgery on my left hand,(i'm left handed) so no making art for me as well.
Succes and be strong ;-)

Wanda H said...

We could never forget you!!!!!!!!!! I'm getting a little art done while fighting being sick and being crazy busy after our business burnt down last month. Things are settling down a bit... we are in a temporary shop, hoping to start rebuilding soon, and just trying to get some work done. You could never forget how to make art!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sue said...

Enjoy your vacation. When you get back to work you will have all sorts of new ideas.

jan said...

My husband loved his "Lucy" card, as in I Love Lucy, we will be in Chicago this weekend for the performance.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

I've been shopping! Bought all your new stencils and 2 of your new stamp sets! Love 'em all! You told me to shop & I listened! lol

Larissa Heskett said...

Wow!! Looks like fun!! You will love it when it's all done!! I have feltnmia too lately as I just had my second son and you forget how time consuming it is to have a newborn!! Totally loving it though!! Looking forward to seeing your space and more art!! Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous weekend!! ;)

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