Thursday, March 24, 2011

Snow Update and Paintings Finished

Remember the snow from yesterday?

The forecast wasn't for very much... 

...And we ended up with close to 6 inches.

So no work outside for me. Although I might walk to the grocery store if it gets above freezing.

On a better note, the paintings are (almost) done!

(you can see the inspiration here and progress here and here)

The blue print IS done. I just need to get a super fine tipped pen to finish up all of the small writing and designs on the map. It doesn't quite look complete without it.

And I'm very happy with how both of them turned out...

(Sorry if these are a bit blurry... Living in a basement isn't good for taking photos w/o flash and the flash just washes them out.)

I even hung them all by myself.

They might look a little small for the wall, but we're not here permanently, so I consider their placement temporary.

And now I've got to get back to my "spring cleaning..." Who knew washing walls, windowsills and baseboards is so time consuming?

Linking up to:


  1. Wow! Those maps look incredible! Such detail! Great job. I totally understand about the snow! We just had about 8 inches dumped on us! Grrr. I felt trapped....until hubs shoveled the driveway! Ha! Where's spring???

  2. The pics look great! And with the bookcase filling in some wall space I think they look good.

    Hope this is the last snow of the season for you... at least the sun came out afterwards :)

    ~Chris aka mom

  3. These are so cool! What a great idea!

  4. Amazing. Your blog is one of my FAVORITES!

  5. How impressive! I never would have guessed that you painted these yourself - if I hadn't read it! So cool.

    Thanks for linking them to the party. I would love to have you join me each week. Come back Thursday night and see your creativity featured. ;)

    By the way, I just joined you as a follower, as well.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  6. I love your paintings! What a great way to show some love for your hometown.