Sunday, April 12

Help, I'm Addicted to Making Abstract Paintings and Linky Party #223

I know, another painting? I needed something for my office/craft room wall.  I think this'll be it for the big paintings.  This one was so much fun to do. I found some inexpensive canvas art at the thrift store and painted them white.   I laid an old plastic shower curtain on my driveway and randomly poured paint in my favorite colors. I placed the paintings faced down on top of the paint and moved them back and forth. The shower curtain unexpectedly wrinkled, causing a really cool effect! I let them dry flat outside on the hood of my car, which was covered with a clean tarp. 

This cabinet is a future project. It was a free curb find and has been living in my garage to hold storage.  I moved it into the office/craft room with the intent to use it as storage there. When I decided to top it with my parents old marble coffee table top, it turned into a nice large desk. There is enough of a ledge to sit comfortably close.
The middle knob is missing, which is OK because it's not a real door anyway. That's probably why it got yanked off.  I'm planning on filling the holes and painting the piece black.

My other score for this room is this chair from IKEA. Except I didn't buy it from IKEA, someone else did for $149.00 and then donated it to Saver's Thrift store. I tried not to fall down when I saw it for $24.99! It's so comfy, I love it.

This Week's Features
spring editorial, fashion, a handful of stories, colorful make up, flowers, fashion portrait, statement necklace, bright eyeshadow, yana pospelova
A Handful of Stories

Quick and Easy Baked Salmon with Roasted Asparagus | Simply Fresh Dinners

Just right - rustic hanging lights for our greenhouse

A Vintage Green

Art Club Blog

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  1. Your paintings are really cool and your way is the best way to get the exact colors and type of art you want. They look just as good as some of the real art pieces at a fraction of the cost. Thanks so much for hosting another enjoyable party!

  2. Art has always been an interest of mine. Yours is so beautiful and vibrant. Great job, keep going!
    Thank you so much for hosting.

  3. Your artwork is awesome, Mary! I ♥♥♥ the colors you favorite color combo.
    What kind of paints did you that a tube of oil, a can of enamel, and craft paint?
    Have a great week.

  4. I LOVE your paintings, Mary!!! Love the colors, love the! Thanks for hosting a party for us. ~Zuni

  5. Thank you for the feature Mary. I love the way the curve continues from one painting to the next. What a lovely office space you created. Thank you too for Masterpiece Monday 223. It is always a pleasure to join in.

  6. Your painting turned out beautifully. I love the colors. Thanks for hosting, Mary...Christine

  7. Hello beautiful! Thank you for hosting such a great party! Please take a moment to stop by our party that starts on Monday at 7 pm. We pin and tweet your masterpieces!
    Lou Lou Girls

  8. How wonderful to have such bright, beautiful colours in front of you for inspiration every day, Mary! I need to make an area to try my hand at that. I always figured I'd go to all the work to set it up and then make a mess out of it, lol.
    Thanks so much for featuring my salmon :) Now I'm off to use your buttons to share your party, talented lady!

  9. Hmmm, you don't have sharing buttons! That's next on the list, lol - those ones are easy! I'll send an email :)

  10. Those paintings are so vibrant and fun! They look like they took much longer than 5 minutes! Great finds, always feels good to save a buck! Thank you so much for hosting and have a lovely week!

  11. Your paintings are fabulous! Thanks so much for hosting another fun party!

  12. I love your abstract art. Thanks so much for the party.

  13. Mary, I love your paintings. They are just perfect for the setting. Thanks so much for hosting and for featuring my greenhouse lights!

  14. Great painting, colorful and fun. My friend Robyn pointed me to your blog. Happy Spring.

    1. Hi Linda, so glad to have you visit my blog. I was just on Robyn's blog, enjoying her Tuesday Tidbits!