Friday, February 10, 2017

Winter Beach

We just love that beach condo at Eddy's work.  We even braved some wintry weather recently to enjoy a nice long weekend at the coast. The drive was terrifying and beautiful.


People in Portland said we were crazy and we probably were. We made it, though. Just in time for this beautiful sunset walk on the beach.


The next morning we were out again at sunrise.


The thing about winter in Oregon is that there isn't much daylight so you can be pretty lazy and enjoy sunrise and sunset all winter.

It was cold, but NBW didn't care one bit.


That dog just loves the beach so much.




The only thing that Norman dog loves more than the beach is snuggling up to the little heater right after a long beach walk.


We did get out and do a little sight seeing as well.  Tilamook Cheese Factory again, of course!



We also went to the Latimer Quilt and Textile Center, which was great fun.


There were tons of Christmas-y beach things this trip as well.



We love the beach, but we were so glad to be home with our little naughties!


Friday, February 3, 2017

I Accidentally Made 1980s Hotel Artwork

I was pretty proud of the pair of paintings I made for our dining room recently, so I thought our bedroom could use a work of art as well.

I gotta have my Bob Ross when I paint.


Did I mention that this was during Painting Apocalypse 2016 during which we moved all of our belongings into the basement of our house so we could have the house professionally painted and so we also lived in the basement with all three pets for, like, three weeks? It was crazy times.


Weird projects like this kept me sane.



Well, sane-ish. Here's the finished painting.


I have to admit it's not one of my favorites. I couldn't quite put my finger on it until I showed it to Eddy who said, "Whoa. That looks like it's from the 80s." To which I replied, "Yeah, but from an 80s hotel room." So there you go. I made 80s hotel art.

It does look nice in our bedroom for now.


And if there's anything I've learned from painting artwork for our house it's that if you don't like something you can just paint over it. Maybe someday. For now, we'll just enjoy the new 80s vibe our bedroom has.