It's been a while since I've posted. Work has really kept me busy. I have a great giveaway to share with you. The http://theprimitivepeddler.blogspot.com/ has a great Americana Bunny to be given away tomorrow. Hope you all enter to win! It's one fabulous prize.
Ok I have got to get busy painting. This is my next piece to re-purpose. It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to put on it. I'm hoping to get it done quickly so I can get it on my etsy for Christmas. Work got really busy and I have been putting in some over time which was badly needed. It should slow back down now. Anyway, I'll leave you with your minds turning.
My brother has recently passed a few brush cleaning tips along to me. The first is a cleaning tip. He uses Fels Naptha to clean his brushes. You can find this in the laundry detergent section in the grocery store. It comes in the form of a bar. After you are finished painting rub the brush across the bar a few times, then swish in some water, repeat until brush is clean. He also suggests using Masters brush cleaner after this to condition your brushes but it is not necessary as the Masters can be quite expensive. Now for my tip. He said to always dry your brushes with the ferrule down so water doesn't collect (which until talking with him I've never done). So my idea is to take a coat hanger and clothes pins and after each brush is cleaned simply clip by the handle to the hanger to dry. You could fit several on one hanger.
Crafts have been a part of my life since I was a child. I guess you could say I come by it honestly. My mother was always making something and even supplemented the household income with them. That is now what I hope to do. My brother is a Fine Arts professor at the University of Alabama and my sister is a Potter. The tradition has carried on down through the years now with my children who love to make things whether it be in drawing, or my daugher enjoys many mediums just as I do.
I am a transplanted southern girl who began in Florida and moved to North Carolina when I was 13, and I have been here ever since.
I hope to share my thoughts, my musings and even a tip or two as I go along. This is a new venue for me so please bear with me as I embark on a new part of my life and won't you come along on the journey with me?