In lieu of trying to belong to any number of societies: Chesterton, Sherlock Holmes, the Inklings, and so on: I propose and establish one of my own. Don your intelligence cap at the door; dust off your logic and imagination; did you bring your inspiration and encouragement? We are shapers, my friends; lit lamps; light-bringers. Bring quotes*; poetry should be uplifting and thoughtful, or witty and clever, (or both). Humor is encouraged; laughter is invited back. Pull up a chair. Anyone for tea?




A very original title, I know. The thing is, I love to paint . . . furniture that is. I'm not sure if I'd like to paint walls so much. The last thing I painted was our hall-way shelves, green, while listening to Lorna Doone on unabridged audio. I love unabridged audio; abridged does not suffice. And now I have been listening to The Lord of the Rings while I paint my bedroom furniture the color of fresh cream. The light color brings out the carve-work beautifully. I will probably give this one another coat, and there is the rest of my furniture, but this is the start.

~the result of overnight braids~

My Project:

you can see the buttery-yellow hint in this picture. . .

I finished this up this morning, and will move on to The Two Towers~


Fred & Leon said...

I LOVE IT!!!! But.... how did the family make their way to the living room??....:)

P.S. You and Katie have some of the most beautious, long hair EVER!!! I wish I had the patience to let mine grow....:)

Katya said...

Your room is going to be so lovely! That paint is flattering to that bedroom set, I think. Enjoy your listening and painting. I wish I could listen with you!
Lovely hair.

Auntie Meredith said...

Livi, you must visit this blog.
It is called "mustard seed creations" and it is full of wonderful ideas. Your painting immediately reminded me of it. It has much to entice you, but I especially recommend that you click on the "before & after" link in her side bar. She has done some amazing things with the most inexpensive pieces of furniture acquired at thrift stores and garage sales. She's now turned this into a lucrative cottage industry. I have been drooling over her creations ever since I discovered the blog.

Rosie said...

Oh Olivia,
I love painting and listening to books on tape at the same time!
I looks so pretty.