Thursday, July 1, 2010

Painting and news...

I finished my weathered bird silhouette painting and I'm so excited! Rarely, do I picture something in my head, try to create it, and have it come out exactly like I pictured it. Initially, I was just going to leave it black and white, but then I came across this tutorial at Lil Blue Boo (major blog love for her) and decided to try out this weathering technique. I wanted the picture to look like it was painted on old wood. Here's the painting before the sanding and embellishments

And here it is after

I just cut out cardboard circles and fabric covered them and then found some old buttons I had and glued them on when I was done painting.

A close up of one of the branches. I don't know where I'm going to hang this yet, but it probably won't be too long before we get a house because... I GOT A JOB!

I just accepted an offer today for a job in Corpus with MHMR working with the homeless population here. I start Tuesday so I'm a little overwhelmed with getting ready to go back to work and trying to find a day care we feel comfortable with. Luckily, our moms have the summer off and can watch H until August, so we have a few weeks to find somewhere. It has been quite an adventure to get to this place, but Jeff & I feel good about where we are right now and are now praying for all of our transitions as we go back to work and H starts going to day care. Please pray with us that we would find a place that has room for him and is a good fit for our family. Thank you all for your support and encouragement during this difficult transition.


  1. Congrats on the job! Woo-hoo!

    Your painting is fabulous - I liked it at first, but with the distressing + the bright circles, it's just so much more fabulouser! (See, I even had to break the laws of grammar to express myself....)

    Sooooo glad to hear about the job!

  2. 2 things:
    1. congratulations! it sounds like a perfect fit for you.
    2. LOVE the painting. both ways. you rock. :)

  3. Love it!!!! Thanks for sharing the link!!!