Tuesday, July 19, 2016

#461...laundry bath

During our renovation earlier this year, our laundry bath got a makeover. It was not originally on the agenda, but a plumbing problem required much of the sheet rock and the tile to be ripped out of the room. Here is the room last year, and below you can see it today. I changed some of the lighting, had the shower tiled (finally), and got a new dryer. I accidentally bought this Ventless dryer, not realizing that it would no longer vent outdoors. I do turn the bathroom exhaust fan on while it is running, but I actually like the way it drys by condensation rather than direct heat. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

#460...painting the moon

I am very, very, very slowly redecorating my house after the renovation. I recently came across this round canvas in my studio, and decided to paint a moon to hang in my TV lounge on a wall that used to house a giant Elfa shelf system. It measures about 20" in diameter, and I used acrylic paints in a water color fashion. It feels simple and uncluttered and I'm over the moon about it!

Thursday, May 19, 2016


I've done quite a few paintings for clients in the last several months. Here are a few photos of my completed works.
Acrylic on Canvas
30 x 40

Abstract Floral
Acrylic on Canvas
24 x 48

Boxes in Boxes
Acrylic on Canvas
48 x 48

Monet's Waterlilies
Acrylic on Canvas
each panel 30 x 30

Louisiana Swamp Trees
Acrylic on Canvas
each panel 26 x 30

Friday, May 6, 2016

#458...fun with a drone

We recently completed our attic build-out and exterior renovation of our house. My contractor, Emiliano Zazueta hired a drone to make a video, which nicely highlights our pretty new roof and fresh paint job.

Here is the URL to see it on Emiliano's facebook page:

Sunday, March 20, 2016

#457...attic construction weeks 19-24

We are at the end of our construction project, and now it is time to move back in! Here are some photos of the nearly finished house, and new attic space.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

#456...attic construction weeks 15 - 18

We have made lots of progress in the last month. The carpenter busily spent 4 weeks cladding our attic in wood, and the tiler had great fun with the penny tile shower that I requested. (I did not think about how hard the tiny tile would be to line up and cut.) Next up is floor finishing, painting and then moving in!

Friday, January 29, 2016


Gig'em went to pet heaven yesterday. We had him for 17 years and got him as a tiny kitty in October of 1998. He gave us so much love, stole food off our plates, purred and sat on our heads while we tried to sleep, and was such a funny guy. We will greatly miss him.

(after he fell in the pool. he did not want his photo taken.)