I started collecting old bread boards about 14 years ago.
The first splurge was from Inessa Stewart in Dallas.
I bought two large round boards and I was beyond thrilled to have them.
Some of them hung up the back staircase for years.
Some of them I have used for my artistic pursuits.
We all know that the itchy twitchy paint brush can't be denied.
This morning I felt like making something.
Magoo and the pups were snoozing away and I hopefully had a few hours of
semi clear thinking before the chaos descended upon me.
I brushed on a mixture of several ASCP colors.
I had mixed the color when I had a small amount left in the cans,
so I'm sorry that I can't give you a very accurate way to reproduce the color.
I'm guessing that it's Louis or Aubusson with some Graphite.
I watered it down to get the muted look I wanted.
I created a reverse transfer on PicMonkey and applied it with CitruSolve,
let it dry and then waxed it with MMS clear wax.
I used a sweet brown cow cabinet knob as the hanger,
(from Hobby Lobby)
and hung some small dried hydrangeas that I found hanging in the garage.
I am quite pleased.
I'm off to make dinner and finish the laundry now,
but I did something for myself today and it feels good.
I've had a few weeks of "MOM! Can you help me?" from the manchildren,
and new puppy takes up a lot of my time.
Jack Henry is an escape artist...more monkey than puppy.
He seems to dislike Bruce's wardrobe.
Bruce must retire to his favorite chair for a nap and hope that
the tiny monkey doesn't escape from the kitchen.
It's tough work being a big brother.
I hope you find the time to make something pretty this week!