Five Weeks in Florida: the Rauschenberg Residency

by brittany on October 24, 2017

I spent all of August in Florida at the Rauschenberg Residency.  It is too hard to describe how over-the-top wonderful it was (and yet hot, humid, and mosquitoey).  The best part is how the staff make anything possible.  Anyway, here are a few highlights.

This was my home for the month.  I’m still pinching myself.

Our lineup of mosquito repellant.

Turtle on Jungle Road.

The eclipse.

The Bubble Room, where it is rainbow christmas all year?

I had the pink one; Michael had the blue one.  The staff wear scout uniforms.

And the iconic Fish House.

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Stairwell Painting in Our New House

by brittany on July 26, 2017

We’re so thrilled to be done moving.  The process started in December, 2016 and we took possession of our new house in late April.  After living between three borrowed spaces (thanks, parents and friends) for four months, we have been greedily making our house ours ever since.  I’m not going to share most of the projects because who wants to see our drawer liner and closet shelving, but here are some photos of the mural I painted in our stairwell.

The entire stairwell (from the wood paneling up) was painted a wheat-yellow color.  I intended to do the detail painting all the way up, but even painting the dark blue background and white surrounding walls involved some pretty questionable maneuvers with the extension ladder.  Now I actually like how it turned out with my limitations.

The non-repeat pattern is made up of native Oregon flora:  salmonberry, cascara, hardhack, Oregon oxalis, daggerpod, red huckleberry, Chinese caps, creamcups, and snowberry.

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Low-Commitment Projects: Ideas Quilt

December 26, 2016

Wow.  This is my last Low-Commitment Project.  After five years, we’re winding down the venture.  It seems fitting that my final piece is an Ideas Quilt; the notion of having an idea stockpile is really comforting to me.

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Low-Commitment Projects: Chips Ahoy

December 12, 2016

This is one of those projects I’d had on my mind for months, maybe years.  The practicalities of it turned out different than I assumed when I started, but I’m still glad I did it.  See Chips Ahoy at Low-Commitment Projects.  Also, I didn’t let my husband eat the cookies out of the tub, even […]

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Low-Commitment Projects: Abstract Paint-By-Number

November 28, 2016

I made Abstract Paint-By-Numbers for this week’s Low-Commitment Project because I thought the idea was hilarious.  I still do.  I’m overly pleased with the outcome of the unpainted guideline images and underwhelmed with the finished paintings.  This was my first try, and I selected the colors before actually painting the paintings, so that might not […]

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Low-Commitment Projects: VHS Tapes

October 31, 2016

This week’s Low-Commitment Project is my VHS Tapes.  They’re painted MDF sculptures, and I think my favorite one is Pretty in Pink, even though the people look weird.

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October 31, 2016

I drew a bunch of the flora we saw on a recent trip to Joshua Tree National Park for this week’s Low-Commitment Projects.  Above is an ocotillo.

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Low-Commitment Projects: Tiny Construction Zone

October 17, 2016

We recently had a bunch of work done in our basement.  I took that opportunity to paint the (really crappy) floor.  We found a hole, so after patching it, I added construction zone accessories for safety.  See Tiny Construction Zone at Low-Commitment Projects.

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Low-Commitment Projects: Bobland

October 3, 2016

For this week’s Low-Commitment Project, we share (0ld) photos of our first collaboration together, Bobland.

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Low-Commitment Projects: Making Mends

September 26, 2016

I repaired a bunch of stuff (poorly) for this week’s Low-Commitment Projects.  It is called Making Mends.

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