Isn't this vase gorgeous with white tulips?
My friend Stephen Andrew has just sent me this beautiful marble vase. After seeing my post about the alabaster lamp, he thought I might enjoy his marble vase he actually had never used.
I've enjoyed getting to know Stephen through his blog. He is a beautiful person inside and out, and his talents and creativity are shining through what he shares on his blog. Thank you, Stephen, for such a thoughtful gift. I'm blessed to have you as my friend.
Speaking of good friends, there were some concerns regarding my previous post. I guess my goal for this blog was a bit too ambitious considering how little time I have outside of motherhood. I really appreciate your honesty and kindness (Thank you, Stephen and Gam!). After some thinking, I decided to take it easy and not to pressure myself. I've been spending too much time in front of my computer lately, anyway. I think I was anxious to let my creative side blossom, but I have to remember that my family comes first.
This blogland is filled with so many wonderful people. I really enjoy being part of this community.
* * *On Saturday, I spent some time on the art project I started last week. I added a nude drawing to the coffee and tea stained paper. What do you think?
This is an antique frame my mother-in-law picked up from a garage sale for $5. The frame was covered in dust and was quite dirty. So, I gave it a good cleaning with a damp cloth and touched up with Rub n' Buff to bring out the details of the frame. I still need to do some more repair to it, but it already looks much better than it was!
I enjoy restoring antiques, especially once beautiful pieces that have been long forgotten and left behind. I think many of those old pieces deserve a second life.
While I was putting my artwork together, my 5-year-old was also working on his own artwork in his bedroom. He told me he was "decorating" his room.
I wish I could be as creative as he is!
I hope you had a wonderful start to the week.