Sunday, September 27, 2009

Doodle Bug Squirrel

Yes, I'm still squirrely! Kent State University's 100 year anniversary will be kicked off at homecoming on October 10 this year. For anyone who's been around the Kent, Ohio campus, you'll know that black squirrels are a beloved icon there. So we've mounted a squirrel decorating contest to help celebrate. There are two sizes of squirrels - 30" and 8". My contribution - "doodlebug squirrel" is one of the smaller size. It was doodled using a fine point enamel paint pen. I just had to get my ladybugs in there somehow. Can't wait to see the other entries! If you're in the area, be sure to stop by Tailgate Alley at the Dix Stadium from 1 pm - 5 pm on October 10 and vote for your favorite designs in each category!

Funky Furniture

Painting some funky, fun furniture pieces is my new "thing". I bought this small white set of drawers at a friend's yard sale this summer. It was white and painted in a nice little country scene. I had seen some funky painted stuff on the Web and just had to try my hand at it with this piece. It was a lot of fun to do. I did the front first and as you can see, I got a little too "detailed" with it. Those that know me, know that is my normal state of being. Ha-ha! I decided if I wanted to finish this any time soon, I'd need to lighten up on the sides and top, so they are a little less intense. And I have to say - I really like them the best. Good lesson for me. Less detail - good thing. Next I'm tackling 4 of those old metal patio chairs that have the tubular, curved legs that let you sort of bounce when you're sitting. I think they are from the 40's and 50's.....good winter project!