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Monday, November 23, 2009

Cats and Rocks.....

I will be cat sitting all day today and Tuesday. I can only work on something that I can take room to room. I have Widget confined inside our bedroom. I have Mookie outside the door yelling for me to come out. It is an interesting, if not schizophrenic, atmosphere in the house. I have to be in three places at once. Mookie's place, Widget's place and I have to sneak to the places that I really want to be.

I started painting the rocks on the foundation and porch of the teashop this morning. In the photo, the right side is with one coat of Trail Tan Ceramcoat. On the other side, I have just started stippling the other colors on top.

I am using a rather stiff acrylic brush. I tend to mix the colors right on the brush without cleaning between colors. That seems to make the rocks more blended and not so spotty from one color to the next. I still need to do some more work on knocking the edges down too.

My pallet consists of all Ceramcoat colors. There is forest green, parchment, hippo gray, burnt umber and metallic copper. By the time I get done, it will be a muddy mess.
Tessie stepped in to see what I was doing. She wouldn't let me publish her photo. She said that her hair was a mess and she had no make up on.....Isn't her hair always that way and, she wears make up??? I didn't say it out loud, but I did think it.

Anyway, between placating the cats and shooing Tessie away I got quite a bit done. Here you see what I finished so far.

If I can talk both cats into their afternoon naps, I will try to finish it later today. If not, I will be reading bedtime stories to them to try to get them to take said naps. Wish me luck.

See you tomorrow.


rosanna said...

Good luck to you and best wishes to Widget. Rosanna

rudoo said...

Looking good! What are your stones made out of?

Caseymini said...

Jonna, Go back a couple of entries. I tell about making the rocks from fiberboard egg cartons. I use the flat part of the insides. At least that's what I did on this particular building. I do rocks and bricks according to whim. Sometimes DAS or spackle comes into play. I have even used cork shelf liner in the colonial kitchen.

Katie said...

lol...I had to wait for Fred to tap a nap today, too before I could get anything done!

....they have cork shelf liner??? I need to get my hands on a roll to finish the outside of the skateshop!!

Norma Bennett said...

Thanks for passing on the tips re painting the stone foundation, very timely as I've been thinking about how to do this on a 3 storey 'building' I'm working on at the moment.

Good luck with those felines and for goodness sake don't let Tessie near them, I can't imagine the trouble you'd have if the three of them ganged up on you :)

dalesdreams said...

The stones look great. :)

Hope kitty is on the mend soon!