Yes, I know this is Wednesday — oops, let’s blame it on Labour Day, okay?
CHECK IT √ — Monday Status Report:
√ wk 13–> CityScape framed & Purple Wave window installed
x wk 12–> missed Saanich Fair due to illness
√ wk 11–> Skinny Bench painted [link to be added]
√ wks 10 through 1 –> please see Check It √ page index
Welcome to Check It √ Monday [originally started when Kristi, at Addicted2Decorating introduced Make It Happen! Mondays], where I hold myself accountable — for both finishing projects & posting at least once per week!
For this Purple Wave window, I lined up the lead came in the larger, middle panel with the came lines on each of the smaller, side panels.
I really like how the clears, yellows & gold at the top, with the darker black & purples at the bottom, fit in well with the sidelights of the door at that end of the porch.
I really wanted a more modern look to the new wooden frame for the CityScape window, so it was spray painted with metallic paints — first a beautiful royal blue [Rustoleum] then a silver topcoat [Krylon].
To enable it to stand on its own, two 2″x4″s were cut with a slot at about the one-third mark — this allows the back portion to carry the weight.
There was a bit of wind from the water & there was no wobbling at all. The big test will come in late fall with the first big rain storm.
I love CityScape among the green & blue of the back yard — a beautiful focal point. Even Lady thought it an interesting addition.
Seeing how beautiful it looked in the yard, I moved it to sit among my little area beside the house where I view the ocean — the perfect addition for beautiful contemplation.
Plans are [were?] to move CityScape to a front corner of the yard, beside a sign advertising my custom glass services — but, hmm, I really love this beauty here! It’s so cheery to see the bright colours from the porch, . . . I think I’ll simply make another one for the front . . . we’ll see.
The next week is all about organization. I might work on a little smiley-face suncatcher for my grand-daughter — might even finish it — maybe.
More importantly, I have to:
- make some appointments,
- catch up on replying to emails,
- WRITE SOME PROJECT POSTS,
- clean my room,
- do some fall preparation in the gardens,
- another mini-clean of the porch,
- numerous visits/calls with sons & grandchildren,
- all the regular fun with dogs, cat, & living in the country, along with the mess!
Check back next Monday [September 10th] to see how I do at Check It √ Monday!
and maybe look for Check It √ Fun Friday where I look forward to my weekend plans!
Functional glass & wood art on Vancouver Isle