I'm often attracted to farm buildings as a subject for paintings. I grew up on a farm, and have always lived in rural farm areas, and small towns in farm country. Today I am blessed to live in a farming area, at the end of a drive that winds through a woodlot, where my home sits on a wooded ridge overlooking a small lake. Blessed indeed.
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Sunday, December 27, 2015
For my artists friends that might need extra storage in their studios, plus a work surface, I wanted to show you the "flat" file storage I made using IKEA products. This is an easy and inexpensive way to create open shelves for flat storage. The shelves are 39" x 24" and separated by 6" legs and one set of 4" legs. The five shelves with 4 sets of 6" legs and one set of 4" legs create a total height of 35".
The shelves are Linnmon table tops that IKEA sells for $14 each. The legs are Capita adjustable legs. The 6" adjustable legs sell for $14 for four and the 4" sell for $12 for four. The added bonus is that this is a very portable, light weight system. Also the table tops come in other sizes, and more shelves could be added. I configured this to add up to the total height I wanted for a work surface.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Wishing you a Merry Christmas
and a Happy, Healthy 2016.
As the year draws to a close I am reminded of how thankful I am to God who gives me the ability and for those who have supported and encouraged me and critiqued and taught me.
Your support and patronage through the years is what has made this journey possible.
Patrons of the Arts 15 x 18
I don't often paint the figure, and even though this painting was done several years ago it seemed to go nicely with what I wanted to say. This lovely couple, enjoying a day at the Milwaukee Art Museum, walking in sync; holding hands; swaying to and fro as if they had walked side-by-side for many years, and no doubt they had.
To the patrons of my art and to all patrons of the arts - THANK YOU for your support.