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I paint many demonstration paintings as I teach and most of the time I don’t go back and finish them up because I don’t usually have time before I am on to something else.  But occasionally I will go in and tighten up one or two so that they are a little more complete.  Here are a few that I did add a little more to recently.  You can see the original posts for these paintings here:  Still Life,  Sailboat Landscape, and Tulips.

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BDS Spot Lamp

Spot Lamp

I was asked why we stopped in Roanoke on the trip back from ConGT last weekend.  (Read about ConGT here.)  We were looking for a place to stop where we could do something fun that was on the way home.  Carolyn and Jen suggested Black Dog Salvage.  They watch Salvage Dogs, a DIY TV show that specializes in reclaiming items and repurposing them.  We went to  their warehouse.  It was AMAZING!  Check their website out here.

BDS Cake Lamp

Cake Cover Lamp

We met some of the guys and gals from the show and we  met their Black Dog, Sally, who  is an old girl getting ready to retire and her replacement, Maggie May.  I know you can’t believe I didn’t get a  photo of them but I was too busy petting them.  🙂   I did make a couple of purchases.  I got a really cool pair of lamps with spot lights that will work great a The Studio to help shed light in some areas that get a little dark at night.  I also found  a cool “Cake Cover” lamp that was just too cute to leave behind.

If you ever get to Roanoke…or better yet make a special trip there just to go to Black Dog Salvage.  It’s worth it!

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Side Table

Side Table

Sewing Box

Sewing Box

Night Stand

Night Stand

Here is some more of Cindy’s work.  She painted several pieces of furniture while visiting this past week.  I love them all.  Some I may not be able to part with!

Tray Table

Tray Table

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20150421_055410_resizedWe have had an artist from Charleston visiting with us this past week.  And when she hasn’t been busy teaching classes (see that here and here) and visiting friends she has been busy working on projects at my house.  Look at all the things she has gotten done in just a couple of days.  WOW!  Thanks Cindy.  We love it!

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I have been wanting to add shelves to my kitchen.  My kitchen is small with limited cabinet space so when I was up at Allen’s warehouse where I have some furniture stored and remembered that this piece was there, I was thrilled.  We moved it to the house on Sunday before the storm.  And it was a pain to move because it weighs a ton!  Yesterday I started painting, and painting, and painting.  Shelves like this are hard to paint…and take forever.  Plus I used an oil-based cabinet paint so it was extremely messy.  But it’s almost done.  Needs a little more paint in a couple of spots and I need to sand the top of the doors down to get them to close properly but  it’s almost done.  I like it.

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Side Table with AT Map, available at Delilah’s, $45.

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 Small Plant Stand (Table) with Cottage Rose, available at Delilah’s, $25.

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