Thursday, January 20, 2011

Window Shopping

Yesterday I spent the day browsing at a few of my favorite haunts in Grand Rapids with a friend.  Here are a few of the things I deemed picture worthy.  The Asian wall piece would make quite a statement piece in the right setting, I thought, and a bargain at $95.  The doll figures were pretty fun and interesting and a great display overall.  The antlered sconce (one of a pair of them, well that was just "whoa" different and something that would certainly require the right spot too.  All in all, pretty fun and a delight to the eyes for sure.
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Monday, January 17, 2011

Progress on the "Hunk of Walnut"

Its been cut.  Its been sanded.  Its been stained.
Its now in the last steps of urethaning!  Our mantle
for the downstairs fireplace will then face the final
hurdle of being put up.  Thank goodness I don't
have to do that part  : ).

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Friday, January 7, 2011


Not that many people would be excited about scoring a pile of
advertising catalogs like this. For me it's akin to winning a prize.
Our local library has a book sale a few times a year which I never
miss. Not only do I read alot, I also buy a load of magazines that I
cut up for collaging and use on my art projects of the moment.
This pile was a major score for me and I will have a great time just
going through them. Each one is about 250 pages. 50 cents each.
Cheap entertainment if you ask me not to mention the hours of
fun I'll have reinventing it.
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