Monday, April 28, 2014
People have been painting pianos lately, the chalk paint craze making everything significantly easier. I looked at color options, but since I didn't want to drive to Malibu or Glendora for a can of paint, I talked myself into the French Linen I already owned.
Here's the thing about painting anything. I am always very excited to paint. Most of my clothes have bits of paint on them because if I have to change clothes to do something, it's a sport. And I don't sport. So I started painting. I had a smallish, new brush and I just went for it. No sanding or anything, just paint. And as I finished the one tiny side and then set about taping off the keys, I realized I was about to eat an elephant. The project grew ten sizes that moment but I was too deep in to stop. So I kept going. But that moment, where I see the mountain I am about to climb, I have it every time. But it always happens too late for me to turn back.
Here is the before. It's the only pic I have. Hartwell Concerto in Aaaaaahahhahh!
To which he replied, rather incredulously, "YOU CAN'T PAINT PIANO KEYS!"
And then I laughed and said, "You think I am soooo dumb..."
That conversation doesn't quite play out in print as it did in real life. I thought it was hilarious and it's become my favorite thing.
Here's the after, with unpainted keys. Keys that are begging for photoshop.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Here are some pics of my tiny garden. John and I spent the last two weekends working on it together. Planting a salad garden and filling in the succulent garden. And finding containers...
And here is a collection of random containers I've used in my garden. If they have no holes in the bottom, I fill it half full of rocks, then dirt. That seems to help...
And because the back of our yard is a chain link fence, I have very few photos of the vegetable garden. I have one. And I wasn't even aiming at the garden.
In the pic you can see the marigolds around the tomatoes and maybe even some kale and lettuce? But mostly MeowMeow, who does not enjoy gardening. She does help keep the garden pest free, so there's that...
*Also, to be entirely honest, there is no chervil in this garden...
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