Monday, September 1, 2008

Is Anybody Out There?

I've been conspicuously absent for a couple months. It's summer...I've been busy, I've been lazy, I've been involved...with someone. It's hard to pin down exactly why I haven't wanted to share. I haven't felt inspired to write. I haven't felt creative in the story telling way. My heads been mashed full of jobs and feelings and then had a ton of pressure applied making a sort of thought pancake out of everything. It's not pretty. I would like to show you a little bit of what I've been doing though...

I have been trying to get the outside of this very large house painted, the rain has not let up all summer. In two and a half months we have had about 12 days so far where the house was dry enough to work on. It has been scraped 3 times now, because with each new rain more peeling occurs. It has been maddening.

I built this corner cabinet to a customers specs. Dimensions and color, slate blue with red underneath, then rubbed through in places.

And I carefully removed all the old paint, and repaired broken and missing wicker, primed and painted this set of old wicker furniture.

I'm sorry I haven't been around much to read and comment on your blogs. I expect things to slow to a normal and hopefully steady pace here soon. I hope to manage my time a little better and reconnect with everyone as fall approaches. I really do miss everyone and hope to back among you shortly.

18 comments:

TheWeyrd1 said...

Nice to see ya...heh. Don't forget to visit my page to see some pics of various things...

Baino said...

Red, haha . . you have a life! I don't . . take you're time but don't go away for good! (I've lost a few bloggers this winter/summer) Cheers! Well done on the house exterior, I'm still pondering painting the interior of my place . . .

Ben said...

The wicker looks great!

citizen of the world said...

And I say again, welcome back. I wondered if I might not find a post when I logged onto reader today. The place looks good. And I hope the month off was great.

Boo7 said...

I'll say it again....you do some awesome work my friend...that cabinet you built looks amazing!!

Seems we both took a bit of a blog hiatus....lol mine a tad longer than yours....welcome back!!

RED MOJO said...

theweyrd1, thanks for the welcome back, I'll stop by shortly.

baino, I guess you could say that. The pictures of the house are during scraping, I'm still working on the house! :(

ben, Thanks, I wish I'd taken a before, it was rough!

RED MOJO said...

Citizen, Thanks, I haven't really been in the reading loop lately, but I'm coming!

boo7, Thanks, I think the cabinet is one of the best things I've ever built. I don't like blue, but that's what she wanted. The red coming through does look good!

Charlotta-love said...

I'm down to blogging once a week due to graduate school. I think we all understand that life sometimes has a way of demanding more time. Thankfully Google Reader allows me to study the books and catch up on blogs later. It's just good to see you!

Debra Kay said...

I'm glad you popped in-I've missed you.

Natalie said...

this has been a slow summer for me too! i've been reading blogs, but so many of them have slipped through the cracks. i am trying to leave comments on all the ones i read today.

the furniture looks fabulous!

VE said...

Where'd the summer go? With marriage and building a house I'm frazzled. I see I'm not the only one overwhelmed though. Many bloggers took hiatus for many reasons. It was sad seeing you slip from 3rd to 4th place on the blog roll though. Welcome back!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

It's wonderful to see some news of you, and your projects are beautiful. I can't imagine scraping a large house three times to paint. You do exquisite work!

Try to enjoy the rest of your summer weather, hopefully some of it dry, and don't feel pressured to share anything until and unless you're ready.

tsduff said...

Glad to hear you have been seeing someone. :)

Did you paint that wicker black? Hmmm - that must just be primer.

I admire a gal who knows how to paint. I suck at it.

Slip said...

Shit I am in the same boat. Who the hell said retirement was easy? I took the summer off, very little work for others. Just trying to catch up some of my own work. Blogging slipped way down on the list of things to do.

But once again you motivated me I am going to post to my blog today!

Anonymous said...

I'm here now ... it has been an enjoyable experience, but looks as if everyone is sleeping now ...

VE said...

You are about to be removed from my blog roll!!! It’s nothing personal…I’m restarting for 2009 this Thursday. Were you at the top of the list in 2008? If not, here’s your chance to be. A single comment gets you on my blog roll. Keep commenting and you’ll stay at the top. Hope to see you in 2009!

tsduff said...

Happy Moving Day - is it soon? Try not to slip on the ice.

Oh, and Happy New Year!

Baino said...

Hope all is well with you. Finished blogging? Happy New Year for 2009.