Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Sunroom Update: LIGHTS, Camera, Action...

I feel like I preach about lighting all the time (anyone remember this post?), but it really is eye candy for any room, plus it sets a mood, sets a style, sets a stage, sets your own creative and restful environment.  Don't forget it.  What's over your head is just as important as what's under your feet and all around you.  
For me as an artist, my environment can make for much smoother sailing in my work.  
I was so excited when I started working for the public this year to finally make enough to start working on my sunroom.  It's really my family room.  Where we always end up after the kitchen closes.  So, it's no surprise that now that the construction is wrapping up, and the style factor is revving up, I want to start with LIGHTING!!
 Here's my options to bring in a little sophistication:

#1


#2


#3


#4


#5



and the winner is:::


#1

I am so excited.  I just ordered it!
It is in my budget, not too feminine, not too masculine, but definitely a statement maker!!  Can't wait to show you it hanging in all its glory!!

Peace out!



Me and My Boys Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree...And then Decorating It!

Like the Griswold's, we Thompson's love driving out to Old Baker's Farm the day after Thanksgiving, selecting the perfect tree, and chopping it down ourselves.



Here are my hunter-gatherers







 

And we have a winner!!






Timber!!


And the reward:
Hot apple cidar and a hay ride.



Guess what all he wants for Christmas is...

You know how every time kid's eat things they get it on their face?
Like candy canes and such as...




You know how when a kid needs a haircut, but it still looks okay when you fix it, but then there's those mornings when you don't have time to fix it and they look like squirrels have been having a meeting in their hair all night?  Yep.
















And we finally get her home!

And the net is the perfect excuse to break out the pocket knife.

What is it with boy's and pocket knives?




Only the daddy can reach the tall bit at the top.

Ta Dah!






































The lines sometimes get blurred between Roll Tide and Merry Christmas this time of year, so we just brung em both to the Thompson show!

Cheers!