Guess what? Overhauling a room takes more time than you think it does. Does this really come as a surprise to anyone? It doesn't come as a surprise to me, despite the fact that I was convinced I could go from dreary to sparkly in 48 hours.
It's going to take another week or two to get the art room into shape - largely because we have to wait on receiving some of the necessary items (curtain, rug, lamp) but here are a couple things we are up to:
You can find Ryan hard at work on creating the new elephant drawing if you look closely in the last photo.
Also of note, I have zero hours of daylight at home in my house until the weekends and I think the room will probably look darn good outside of compact fluorescent lighting. I'm really ready for daylight's saving time.
After I'm done with this project, I'm thinking about taking up embroidery again. Well, not really again since I really only did one project about three years ago but I really liked it and I want to do it some more. As I've been mulling this over in my head, what to my embroidery eyes should appear but the "Forget Me-Not" show at Gallery Hanahou curated by the lovely Kristen Rask of Schmancy. All the pieces are beautiful so it's hard to single anything out, but I think these three stood out to me first:
"Tin Can Tap" by Emily Eibel
"My Love For You Is A Roller Coaster" by Nicole Licht
And, I mean, how can you really go wrong with "Set Phasers On Stunning" by Sarah Horton:
Wow. Just wow.