IT'S DONE!! The table is all done. Three coats of polyacrylic and all. I actually finished the painting yesterday. Then put on the first coat of finish last night, another coat this morning and again this afternoon. I am thrilled with how it turned out and I am think it makes a great addition to the studio.
And the whole process of taking a week off has really done it's job. I am itching to get back to the torch and to my jewelry desk. I have lots of goodies coming in the mail over the next few days. New PMC stuff, more Parawire.... and I got SIXTEEN POUNDS of glass last week too!! I am going to continue my hiatus through the weekend and enjoy some quality family time with the kids and hubby. Then the plan is to hit the ground running on Monday. I have just a few more weeks until The Clothesline Arts Festival. If I want to be ready... double torch sessions need to get started.
I love these shots of the patterns on the table. See... I told ya I thought they looked like cool wrapping papers or fabric. Speaking of which... if you read the comments on the last post, you'll see that Hillary posted some names of fabric designers with really cool blogs. Check out Heather Bailey and Anna Maria Horner! Their blogs led me to Free Spirit's website. I decided to send Free Spirit an email and asked how I would go about designing a fabric collection. I will let you know what, if anything, comes of it. You know, one time, there was this ad on the Xerox (where my husband works) internal want ads, asking if anyone knew a graphic designer to work with someone on a fabric collection. Ron sent her my name. We had several emails go back and forth but nothing ever came of it. Maybe I'll have better luck with this. Hey... you never know, right? I just really think some of my glass patterns would make for some really cool fabrics!!
Oh... almost forgot! You never got to see a 'before' shot of the table!! Here is was.
Now it is time to hit the pool!