Thursday, December 31, 2009
Bye bye 2009, and helllllllloooooo 2010!!
p.s. Just kidding about that Savannah cat. We saw it on Animal Planet and now Jeff really wants one but they're like $10,000 and illegal in three states (although not California!) so I'm going to say that dream shall go unfulfilled. Sorry Jeff.
Posted by Liv at 4:41 PM
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Can you tell I'm smitten? We got the signed and fully executed offer back from the seller today and are going in to sign off on the disclosures tomorrow morning so it's looking good! It will likely take a few more months before we get the bank approval and close escrow, but this gem was too good to pass up. Let's hope this is The One!
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009
A few new crafty items I made while I was home sick. I hope I'm not giving bronchitis with them...
Wool felt eyeglass cases. These were my first sewn buttonholes that I did on my machine! I'm addicted now. Everything I make will now have buttons.
Posted by Liv at 11:15 AM
Anima, a show by Jill Bliss that I've already blogged about, opened this past Friday at a gallery in Portland. The pieces are SO incredible. Check it:
Aren't they gorgeous? I would LOVE that Elk piece. I would probably exchange Lily Mae for it if someone wanted to do a deal. You can imagine my excitement when I saw on her blog that she was making prints of a few of the pieces (the originals go for between $1500 and $6000, a wee bit out of my budget) and I had a spaz attack when I found out she was selling them for only $20 each. They went on sale at Buyolympia.com on Saturday, but much to my disappointment, they put a horrible bright background on them! The artwork stands out SO MUCH MORE on a white background (which is why every freaking gallery has white walls) and the green is so distracting to me. Not to mention wouldn't really go with anything we already have. I am so bummed. I hope someone requests them with a white background and she acquiesces.
By the way, I should have been using this new blog editor months ago. It makes it so much easier to size and move pictures! I'm dumb for not realizing it was there earlier. I also changed the width of the blog and postings by editing the html. I'm getting fancy! The blogging future is bright.
Posted by Liv at 10:38 AM
Friday, December 11, 2009
Jeff finally finished his Lost pieces!! They look spectacular. The show these pieces are for is being held at the 1988 Gallery in LA on Tuesday, and will feature a ton of paintings by different artists. Jeff did a huge tryptic that includes a lot of the show's main characters and pivotal moments over the five seasons it's been on the air. We're going to go see the show on Tuesday, and we heard word that several of the show's main characters in addition to the writers and producers will be in attendance. I'll take more pictures then hopefully!
The show of course started with the plane crash that stranded the characters on the island, so Jeff made the broken fuselage a big piece. Also characteristic in the show was a big black fog that terrorized the island's inhabitants. Jeff made the burning smoke from the fuselage look instead like the black fog. So smart!
Here he is doing last minute touch ups. Seriously last minute. He pulled an all-nighter last night to get this done in time for today's deadline. It's a classic Jeff move but I'm very impressed he pulled it off. You should have seen what it looked like yesterday!
There are way too many show scenes in this painting to describe them all... if you don't watch the show, you're missing out!
Ben's face is my favorite. It is SO good.
Okay, maybe John's face is my favorite. And Vincent the dog!
The polar bears were pretty significant in the story line too.
Juliet and Said's faces are crazy real also. Good job Jeffy!
Posted by Liv at 6:18 PM