...A friend help me during Labor Day weekend to cut my stock of 1/8” Thick reclaimed MDF. The MDF was donated to me by a framing shop I used to work for. The stash yielded: 52-10” sq, 144-8” sq, 130-6”sq, 239-4” sq. Took 3 hours with both of us running saws. Now to sand and prime. Noooo, not all at once, took enough abuse to this old body yesterday. (Thank You – B, P, and H)
...I finished a long overdue project that had been in storage and not accessible due to my having no home or studio space where I could safely work. It came out beautiful. I am now officially out of the antique restoration business once it is delivered. I enjoyed it when I was younger and learned a lot. Faux finishes, dying fabric and thread to match aged materials, and color blending paints to repair designs. All good techniques I have been using in my own art work over the years.
…This last month I joined the new “The Abundant Artist Association” Trade Association for Artists and having a blast. Making friends and working with a lot of wonderful artists. Lots of good stuff going on inside. No I am not getting paid to plug this organization...
“Learn how TAA Association makes it easier for you to sell art, advocates for your rights with corporations, provides access to group healthcare discounts, and is putting control back in the hands of artists like you.” - Cory Huff.
Really looking forward to the 1st TAA Association Challenge which starts September 2017 (2 weeks): This challenge will be hosted by Gwenn Seemel. Check out her blog at GwennSeemel.com.