Wood burned and painted bouquet by Amanda Stores I looked at others who wood burned and figured out two things. Watercolors seem washed out and colored pencil lacks a professional look. If you are looking to take your wood burning to the next level, you might want to listen up. After 4 years of wood […]
When we bought this house, we saw this amazing space that most Floridians don’t have. A basement! Thankfully, our basement was finished and we already had ideas of how to use it. Thank you to the previous owner who left the not one, but two t.v. mounts in the same room to automatically claim that space as the “man cave.” The other room was free and I went ahead and claimed it as an art space. The only problem was that I didn’t want a a desk from Target or Walmart because they are seriously made of plywood with a cheap plastic wood impostor. I have had my share of the Target cubies and desks, but I had all this wood lying around that needed to be used up.
I have always adapted to wherever I was living at the moment. My art would be spread across the dining room table, on the side table next to the couch or shoved under the bed in a rolling bin. If I was working on a piece, I had to leave it out with the risk of spaghetti being splashed across it or coffee making a permanent stain. For all of you who have bought a piece from me, don’t worry! None of my fears have come true, as of yet.
I fully believe that God has given us gifts that reflect His glory. Since December, I have been slowly doing my art, but also taking in these moments. This past school year has brought so many changes. Jordan was in the last rotations from August through December, while also trying to apply to positions in Jacksonville and here in Atlanta. There were times of frustration because all we wanted was to settle down and stop the ever “transition period.”