Thursday, April 23, 2009
So my mother bought this figurine for her "focal point" in the backyard. Meet Minnie-HaHa, as she calls her. Personally, I hate the name, but it's her statue, not mine...never!
She has asked me to retouch Ms. Minnie and so this is what I'll be doing today. After much inspection, I say spray paint her and just start over, but my mother wants her focal point outside a.s.a.p. During the summer, my mother's backyard is a wild display of gorgeous plants, bushes and little ceramic critters. Many years ago my daughter took her cousin outside and stood among the ceramic menagerie and told her, "Look Marisa, someday this will all be yours!" It's been a constant joke since then. In fact I sent my niece a pic of her new piece that will be her inheritance...I'm still waiting for a comment!! LOL My mother is such a "super beaner" and yet a woman of great intelligence, class and style but sometimes you just can't get away from the ol' heritage!!! LOL
Oh it gets better. She's been hunting for a blue toilet seat for a couple of years. She hadn't found it yet and I even ventured into the wondrous sites of toilet seats on the Internet; couldn't find the blue she wanted. Upon our visit to Phoenix, my sister took us to a home goods store and she found it, the toilet seat, with scallop edges...quite elegant. Was she happy with the it's lovely simplicity???? OH NO!!!!! She wanted me to paint something in the centre but I told her the paint would wear off after a while, even if it were sprayed with a heavy duty finish, the maid would scratch it all off with her brush. So what did she come up with, decals. So off to Hobby Lobby we went in search of the little sticky pieces of artful plastic. Oiy Vey! So guess what my next project is going to be?
Well, now that I've unloaded this story about the travesty of my time, I'm off to mix and match colours and doll up little Miss Focal Point. Peace out.
Posted by Georgina at 12:11 PM