Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Yup folks, I'll paint pretty much anything that holds still long enough! This pretty slipper tub was a barter job with my friends T.C. and Carol. I got sparkly windows last year, a house cleaning rescue during a really hectic time when I was overbooked and Wilson was on the road, and spur of the moment sod help...not to mention some lovely home-cooked meals this last weekend, while I was painting it. Thanks, you two!
I also painted details on a firetruck toy box while I was there. Although I forgot to run back out to the workshop to snap a photo of that, check out the side bar to the right, to see photos of some of T.C.'s other carpentry. We team up on things like heirloom kid's furniture and custom wine cabinets, and he also builds top quality garden furniture and gazebos. We have a few pieces in stock, but mostly we build and paint to order.
Now is a great time to order from him, as he can't seem to fully embrace retirement, and works construction and landscaping jobs in the summer. You can call me, or call him direct at (952)873-2809.
As some of you reading this know, my calendar recently went very suddenly from booked-just-enough, to almost empty, with a string of economy-related cancellations. My parents, who were depression-era babies, believe this is the beginning of terribly tough times. I see the logic of Dad's reasoning, but stubborn kid that I am (who'd I get that from, Dad?), I sure would love to prove him wrong, so if you have need of my services, I am available right now.
On the other hand, if you are also on the slippery side of things, and there is something I can do to help you, please let me know. We're all in this together, and I do agree with Dad that the best thing we can do is extend a hand to those around us, so that we all make it through to better times. While I don't sell my services as a seamstress, plumber, carpenter, cook or bat catcher (yes, the little furry kind), I often help my friends and neighbors with such tasks, so think of me as one of your "barn-raising friends", and call me...just remember, there should always be a bit of dancing to follow the work!