24 septembre 2009

COUNT DOWN

Bonjour a tous, For all of you who are motivated to look at my blog, I have 42 items to show you. I'll post one every week, so that means, 42 weeks, almost 11 months. I realized my first painting in 2002 and the last ones are from 2009. I hope I will be able to keep painting and show more of them. A bientot Marion  

24 septembre 2009

COMPTE A REBOURS

Hello my friends, A vous tous qui avez la gentillesse de regarder mon blog, sachez que j'ai 42 pieces a montrer en totalite. Je vais publier un post par semaine ce qui fera 42 semaines, a peu pres 11 mois. Vous en avez vu 4. Mes premieres pieces ont ete realisees en 2002, les dernieres en 2009. Bien entendu, j'espere bien que je pourrais continuer a creer suffisament de pieces pour pouvoir continuer apres ca. See you soon Marion
22 septembre 2009

BED SIDE TABLE - 2ND STEP

Salut a tous, My adventures with my bed side table, 50's style, are reaching their 2nd step.STEP 2 : PREPARATIONThe tables are made of wood, but the top is laminate. It is also important to remind you that they are in very good shape. I sanded them, specially the top, to get rid of the shine and help the paint stick to it. Then, I painted the box of the table with a primer/Gripper. I stained the feet with water based stain, easier to manipulate than oil based.See image below.Finally, I painted the box of the table with a flat pale... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2009

MERLIN'S PICTURE ALBUM

BONJOUR, I decorated this picture album in 2007 as a gift for the birth of Merlin.Dimensions : 31*31 cm, 12*12 inchesHis mom wrote the verses in the birth announcement (see below). Because they were so touching, I used them as my inspiration. I had in front of me all the material I needed to make the gift.To add a personal touch, I asked to my daughter  to help with the drawings. We both signed the back of the album (see below). I bought the wood at A Michaels craft store. I hope you'll enjoy AU REVOIR Marion
12 septembre 2009

A HEART

Salut a tous, This is a Heart made of Paper Mache that I painted in January 2009 for my good friend Marie.Let me share with you my reasons for making it. It was the month of January, and the mood was bad. In the US, the economic news was awful and my husband's company had just announced lay offs. We were worried and to make things worse, the Winter was cold and snowy. As we say in French, " My mood was in my socks"!!! I talked to my good friend Marie to vent a little bit. To bring me some comfort, she emailed me a... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2009

UN COEUR

Hello my friends, Voici un coeur que j'ai realise en Janvier 2009, pour ma tres bonne amie Marie. Comme j'aime bien raconter ma vie, je vais ecrire pourquoi j'ai peint ce coeur en papier mache.C'etait le mois de Janvier 2009, et je vous rappelle que l'ambiance n'etait pas au beau fixe, en tout cas aux US. On se faisait serieusement du soucis et une vague de licenciement avait ete annoncee dans l'entreprise de mon mari. Comme on dit en francais : J'avais le moral dans les chaussettes, et en plus il faisait froid, tres tres froid,... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2009

PREMIERE OF MY BLOG

BONJOUR "That's it. I have started" I am happy to announce my new blog. I want to share my passion for painting. I love to bring to life and restore yard sale finds or antique treasures and to preserve their spirit.I truly enjoy customizing items for special people and for special occasions.I take a lot of my inspiration from Nature : leaves, flowers, stems, dirt. I believe it brings the outside inside.Nature is present in every style from Traditional to Modern.People describe me as having a "French... [Lire la suite]