Monday, July 27, 2009

projects that needed "tweaking"

constant readers of this blog know how i love the movie "you've got mail". i know many lines of the movie by heart and while working on some projects over the weekend i heard tom hanks saying "i've got a project that needs . . . tweaking". it stuck with me and today's post is all about my weekend projects.



first an update on presley. the good news is that he gets around fairly well and i can take him on walks. the bad news is that he poops out about 1.5 blocks from our house and i carry him back home. he seems to really enjoy the fresh air but when his legs give out he is done and mama must step into rescue her old sweetheart. above shows how badly presley needed a good haircut and grooming.



here he is all trimmed up and showered. i still need to trim up his legs some more but it was a good start. he now gets a shower instead of a bath as he has a tendency to simply relax down into the warm bath water and i fear he will drown. with the shower i can hold him up better and he is much safer.




as promised i spent the better part of our rainy saturday in the art room. i applied a print of my sirena bella mermaid original collage to the above painted canvas and added the shells i collected in florida last october. it will hang in our guest bathroom.



the above is a 16" x 16" board painted black which i added mounted prints of the rusty old car photos i took this summer. i plan to hang it in my family room.




i painted this canvas a chocolate brown and then added mounted mini prints of some of my country vignette photos which i took the day after i got my new nikon. this will hang in our master bedroom.




another canvas with my shadow shots photos mounted. i haven't picked a spot for this yet but know i want to hang it in the house somewhere.

i'm off to the kitchen to make zucchini bread and then take a bike ride.

take care to all of you!

13 comments:

Susan said...

oh Presley you are a dear. Thanks for the sweet photos of him and the update. Senior pets ... sigh especially ones with Mom's who love and take care of them - this post made my day Julie

and your new mounted photos look fantastic !! - you've been busy. xo from les Gang and Winn sends some special love Presleys' way.

Megan said...

Wow! No wonder we didn't talk all weekend! You've been busy! Love the new header picture. I really like the photo collages you have put together. We're gonna have to come visit so I can see them where they'll "live".

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Again, your pictures are great. Do you think Presley would like to ride in a wagon? He is a sweetie. We love our babies like little family members. I'm glad he is so much better. I really love your bathroom picture. The shells make is so special. love it.

Auburn Kat said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that movie! I also love Sleepless in Seattle!!! I'm a sucker for Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan together!

steviewren said...

Sounds like to had a fun and artistically productive weekend. Love your mermaid project!

Joanna said...

Another lovely header photo. Those Agapanthus are so elegant. Is there anything besides age ailing your little dog? He's very sweet.

katie jane said...

These are all so pretty! I love the way you mounted them all.

I assume that Presley is elderly. He looks adorable. We had a Schnauzer when I was growing up and I think he live to be something like 17 or 18! Dogs are amazing. He looks good, though.

julie king said...

thanks for all your sweet words, susan! presly loved the hug from miss winnie and he sends a big one right back to her and all of you!!

julie king said...

megan, wait 'til you see the photo collage i'm doing in the hallway. tons of wonderful photos i've taken of the grandkids!!! fun, fun, fun!!

julie king said...

trish, a wagon is actually a great idea! i will have to give it a try.

julie king said...

for those of you fairly new to my blog, presley is 16 1/2 and has canine ideopathic vestibular disease which means he has constant varying degrees of vertigo. his brain doesn't let his body know where it is oriented in relationship to the objects around him including the floor and ground. he's been on meds for over a year and has good days and not so good ones. we do our best to keep him safe, comfortable and happy. our vet says as long as his appetite is good we know he is not suffering too much. i love him dearly and can't imagine life without him.

thanks for all your kind words and support!

willow said...

I especially love your car photos and country scenes. Wow they look so great mounted, Julie.

That sweet Presley is so precious.

Mechelle Harrison said...

Great picture Julie, that will look great in your bathroom. Glad your doggy is better.