Do I need to keep apologizing for erratic blog posting? I'm not sure. It's funny because I always have things to say but I just don't always find the time to say them. Well, usually I say them out loud but it's the whole translation to the blog format that doesn't always materialize.
We've been busy, though. I had that birthday and we had this housewarming/birthday party and I also decided I would like to paint our kitchen for my birthday activity, which won by a nose over going to the beach for the day. Of course, the painting took days longer than we expected.
Plus, I figured if I had to wait 2-3 years to find out what was in that bag it was only fair for you to wait almost a week. Thanks to my ultra-sweetie for the blog post and the mini-scavenger hunt and the contents of the bag which were as follows:
I thought for sure he'd been harboring a buffalo in a suit so I was honestly (ha, get it?) surprised by Mr. Lincoln. A few years ago I think we were really into the iconography of ol' Prez. Abe which is around the time Ryan started this piece. I still do but we'd kind of forgotten about it a bit. Nevertheless, this piece is awesome and it proves a point I always make to Ryan. He argues that he can't paint. My position stands firm at "Yes you can!" I think the evidence speaks for itself in the matter of Painting: Berkley v. Berkley.
In the matter of The Kitchen: Purple v. Yellow, here are the results:
Before (WAY before):
Could I have moved that broom and those artichokes? Yes, I could have. But I was tired. Plus our friend Cathy has inspired me to show the house in the regular working state rather than in some weird pristine condition that never really exists.
We painted the kitchen yellow to compensate for the lack of natural light that comes in the room. There are windows but they just face the wrong ways for a good dose of direct rays. The black door is a chalkboard paint and we're excited to get that dialog going. I think the flooring will be our next project. We're thinking dark dark grey.
In regards to the party, thanks too all our excellent friends who came over! I found the best cups to spread the yellow love around.
You can scratch your name, or phrase, into the cup! Isn't that the best? Usually we'll do this with some type of marker system but scratch board built right in?? Genius!
Coming soon...some highlights from the annual Berkley drawing portion of the party. You have got to see the Stax Records drawing by our friend Rob. Amazing!
P.S. I'd like to give a special shout-out to Gandolf for the raging fireworks show. Hot stuff, old friend!