Tuesday, May 09, 2006

What I've Been Up To...

I've been busy the last few days, with various things, so I haven't had time to do any art. But I thought I'd show some of the things I've been up to.

First, I've been working on our master bathroom. A few weeks ago, I had painted light blue stripes on the walls, but they were just way too bright. I just can't seem to pick out the right paint color from the swatch book, no matter how hard I try. I swear the color looked like a soft baby blue, but it came out almost glowing! Anyway, I have a good friend who does faux finishing for a living, so she came over yesterday and we applied an antiquing glaze over the whole wall to tone everything down. I think I'm pleased with the results. The finish itself is gorgeous, I'm just still not sure what I think about the stripes. Jason hates the stripes, so it makes me second-guess myself. Any opinions out there?

And I'm also not sure about the curtains. I'm trying this asymmetrical thing with them, something I've never done before. I just have the hardest time with curtains- I have absolutely no idea how to do anything other than basic curtains. So, it's still a work in progress. I'll keep you updated...

I also had a photo shoot with Riley out in the sun a couple days ago. I got some pretty nice shots- it helps that he's turning out to be such a photogenic little boy! Here are some of my favorites.

So there's a touch of what I've been doing. I'm in the mood to do some art, but I'm not sure when I'll be able to- this week I've got something scheduled every day (dr.'s appointments, etc.), so that makes it more difficult.

Oh, and I almost forgot! I told Kathleen Welsh that I'd put a referral in for her blog. Check out the nude paintings in this post- they're gorgeous!


Tonia Davenport said...

I personally love stripes! (Though, not as much as harlequin diamonds!) But it's hard to tell in the photo what the colors are really like. Treatments like that are so bold that sometimes it just takes a couple of weeks to get used to it, you know?

You have such a knack for taking portraits. I love how you find different perspectives--it's very inspiring!

Chel said...

I like the stripes. They're very elegant, and regal looking. Especially with the jabot window treatment.

Your photographs are lovely! I love the one of Riley looking into the camera both laying on back, and on belly! VERY adorable!

kathy welsh said...

Hey, Corey, thanks for the mention!

I like the stripes on your bathroom walls! I like the blue. And blue is not usually my color for walls. It sounds like you're going to live with it and see how you feel about it in a few days or weeks and that's always worked well for me.

And, ADORABLE baby pics!!

Gina said...

I really like the bathroom! Your baby is one of the most beautiful babies ever and what stunning photos in their own right, wow.