Archive - January 2011

Fixing the Other Chair

If you’ll recall, I actually had two extremely broken chairs which I inherited from Robear when she moved. She had planned on fixing them one day but finally gave up and sent them my way.  A few weeks ago I fixed the first one. ...

Odd Entertainment

You may think that it is impossible to have fun in the winter. You might think that the only thing a porch does for you in the winter, is give you something to shovel. Well, for my friends and I, shoveling is not the only thing…  We...

New Tape

A while back I won some 3M Scotch Blue Tape from My Repurposed Life.  I’ve been patiently waiting for it to come and yesterday it arrived in a cute square box on my doorstep.  I’m not sure when it came.  Some delivery person...

Growing Up

This sweet baby hasn’t been making much of an appearance lately…Paula, where’s my baby?  So I thought I’d remedy the situation by putting up my own pictures. The picture above was taken six months ago at a family...

Photoshop Actions and Layers

I’m so far from a professional photographer it hurts sometimes.  But I’m enjoying playing with Photoshop.  Now I have to admit I didn’t take this picture.  It was taken by a friend who really does photography, I just...

Once Lost, Now Found

My house is about 70 years old. It has been renovated and is about perfect, but it was missing one thing: a garage door.  At one point it had a garage door. I know this because Robear found an old picture of the house and it had a garage...

Living Room Update: Wall Treatments

We continue to update the living room.  In fact, the hold up is color, that’s right we are ready to paint…officially paint.  We’ve already, stripped, filled, caulked, and primed.  Here’s the update of that going...

Adobe Illustrator Photo Options

There seem to be a lot of black and white, or sepia options when it comes to changing up the average color photo.  But do you ever feel like doing something wild and crazy and out of the norm? Over the last week I’ve been playing...

Happy Human Rights Day!

Today the clouds are moving, so fast, across the sky.  They tide and bunch and then stretch out drawing their light bodies over the valley, over the mountains.  My amateur effort cannot do them justice, in picture or words.  They have...