Sunday, April 19, 2009

Re-creating my entryway

Watching the sun rise and knowing Who to thank.

I love this reminder! No matter where you are on Earth, no matter how beautiful or ugly it may be around you, the sunrise is the one thing you can predict will happen each day to sustain us with light and heat. In 1993 I had the privilege of watching the sun rise as I sat in frozen (literally) anticipation atop Mt. Haleakalā in Maui, Hawaii. It was a glorious sight. A there-is-a-God moment. An unforgettable peace.

You may remember this frame when I picked it up at Goodwill in its former life:

Living Room 020

I primed and painted it with spray paint. Then I cut out the letters of the saying in fabric that I’d backed with iron-on adhesive. I ironed the yellow background fabric (also with iron-on adhesive) right onto the wood backing and then ironed the letters on top. Everything was easy peasy except for cutting out the letters, which I did while watching about 6 episodes of House!

Entryway 009

I couldn’t bring in a piece of the sun to complement my frame, so I brought in a piece of a living thing that grew because of it. This hangs near my doorway. I like it!

Friday, April 17, 2009

I’ve hit a wall

I have come down with a bad case of Blog Reluctance!  I don’t know what has caused this terrible disease.  I recently took on a new job at the YMCA (at a time when we are moving into our new building…what was I thinkin’??…more about that later) and now find myself with less time at home to mess around.  I did finally finish my living room/entryway projects that I had started, which I hope to post this weekend.  Only one empty space remains…above my couch.  It’s “done” in my head – I can see it clearly – but now it needs to jump onto the wall!  Ha!  Stay tuned to see if this blogger illness goes away.

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