Here's that old window, the next painting surface challenger. My original plan is to block off bits of the glass and attack it with the absorbent ground and watercolour, just to see how far I can take it. After some research, I think there is very little chance of any permanence no matter how I approach it, but that's life.
Anyway, the frame was covered in chipping beige paint which wasn't looking good at all. I considered painting over it, but I also considered exposing the wood. Me, impatient person trying to remove paint? Well, it's not like I didn't procrastinate! A heat gun and a chisel saved me from endless sanding (I HATE SANDING), but the inside is bevelled so... I'm procrastinating again. The wood is a pretty red colour, the hardware is crazy rusted, the caulking is disintegrating yet hard as stone. All this prep better lead to fun later!
Here's a garden update no one asked for! This year is "surprise" themed, meaning I disposed of all of my old seeds in some dirt to see what stuck. I think I spied a lonely asparagus sprout this morning. A few were purchased today as well. I'm at least a month too late! Here are a few new contenders and an old one. Last year I was upset that my four leaf clovers had lost their colour and grown only three leaves. This year, they have their colour back and have grown FIVE LEAVES. Wat. Better late than never, I guess!
Hello! I'm Melissa, and here you'll find some behind-the-scenes footage of an artful life. Won't you join me?