Well, now that my kid can read (!!!) posting this is pretty risky, but she doesn't know how to spell or type or even turn on the computer yet so my secret surprise, all for her, is still safe. Hidden in my attic are a ginormous mural (drawn in Illustrator/Photoshop and printed on adhesive fabric by uprinting.com - it looks terrific, I'll let you know how the adhesive works out) and the assorted pieces of a "ladybug garden" dresser which I am INSANELY HAND PAINTING, AS IN, BY HAND, AND IT IS NOT SOME TINY LITTLE WOODEN DOLL, OH NO, BECAUSE I'M NUTS. I am at the stage of the project where I'm sure I've lost my mind and taken on too much. If this project is like any of the other insane projects, that means all will be just fine. She will love it.
So the photo above are little ladybuggy drawer knobs and below are the drawers in progress. I made the photo nice and blurry as a special treat for you :D !
My white paint marker was too thick-nibbed to do the eyes and mouths of the ladybugs -- they are so tiny -- but lots of patience and a toothpick with just a little bit of unthinned acrylic paint, wiped clean between strokes, did the trick.
My amazing and awesome friend Julie arrives tomorrow to help me turn Maya's bedroom walls into a kind of lilac apocalypse while she's at school -- I'm taking a day off of work. I am really psyched. And insane! But psyched.