Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Wednesday -- 90 degrees at PJs

Tommy's lovely mom and sweet Aunt Ann came in today to help me make sure everything is placed right. We went for a lunch and had such a nice visit. The chairs and tables from Ireland cane in and we all went up to take a look...

I LOVE these ladies!!


Layout for Kathleen's Kitchen

Panorama of the whole mural -- sorry about the glare!

Pat -- the odd-looking thing on the left will be the front of the old chapel at Fahy. Aunt Ann says there's no roof and it's long deserted. I thought it would look cool with the gravestones around it. Also, note that there are 2 Cleary's on the right. Let me know which spot you like better. The cows and sheep will be in that spot just below and to the right of the Campbell house. They're drawn, you just can't see them in the photo... Moo

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Rainy Sunday

Worked on the Colonial Boy sign some more today and laid out the grid for Celtic knotwork on Kathleen's Kitchen. Got a general layout on the big mural of Ballycroy put in, but I'm trying to hold off on painting anything in, until I can talk to Tommy's Aunt Ann. Everyone says that she's the expert on precisely where everything is actually located.
A lot more tile work is done. I like the green ones. The blue ones seem to me to be 'off ' somehow.

The blue sections of tile.

The green sections of tile.

Window side of the bar is almost done.

Approximate layout of the Campbell house.

Sign for the men's room.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Kind of fun

You Are 91% Creative

You are an incredibly creative person. For you, there are no bounds or limits to your creativity.
Your next creation could be something very great... Or at least very cool!

Wednesday work at PJ McIntyres

I met your Mom today, Patrick -- what a lovely lady!

I re-worked the sky todayto accomodate the mountain showing through the clouds.

Floor tiles are going in

Detail of tiles

Putting up the road sign

Detail of the sign

Sunday's work

Painted the wall by the back door with primer and the gesso, so I can get the restroom signs done.

Walls prepped

Mike and Marc have all the upstairs wood stained

Mural with changes to Croagh Patrick

Friday, August 10, 2007

The Quilted Table

TJay's tabletop just came home. Rick planed it for him and now it's ready for filler and final sanding. Oak, poplar and black walnut.
Just freaking beautiful!!!

Thursday work pics

Pictures from Thursday's work. - I also primed the walls for the bathroom signs.

Putting in the waters of the bay

Floor around the bar

Floor section

Tile for floor

Lamp in front booth

Paver progress was going well...

...Till the storm hit and flooded the drive. Pic of sandbags to keep out flooding!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Sew, what's up?

All of my blocks have arrived from the Carol Doak group fat quarter swap. Absolutely lovely!!

Did some free-motion practice on a muslin quilt sandwich...needs a lot more work...

From a design by Suzanne Shumaker

More and there

More work at PJ McIntyres.
Left side
Right side
Whole sky
Pavers stones

Sundays Clouds

Worked on the sky over Croagh Patrick some more. Much like Cleveland, the mountain is now covered with clouds. I took some heat over a couple of other murals of Ireland, because my skies were too clear and blue! :)

Left side

Right side

The whole thing
Cloud detail
Obviously, there's more work to be done on the clouds. Will strike out early in the morning. Tomorrow will be back in the 90s -- muggy and yucky again.

Guinness Guy is Done! (maybe)

Got up early, early, early to beat the heat. I headed right for PJs and got to work on the Guinness Guy. It's awesome to work without the sound of saws and hammers. Yay! Here's what I got done done today...
As if it's not bad enough getting the eyes perfectly symetrical...much harder when the face is five feet wide!
See how delerious I look after working on those big eyes?
Face drawing done -- more or less...
The Little Orphan Annie stage of the painting.
Now it's starting to creep me out a little...
Almost there...

Some highlights and it's all done -- well at least until I look at it again and decide to 'fix' something tomorrow...

Friday, August 3, 2007

Friday Work at PJs

Painted some today, but the heat knocked me out. Thought I was gonna do a header off the ladder... In the 90s again today. Face goes on the pint tomorrow -- hope it's not so freakin' hot!

Nothing like painting a 7-foot pint of Guinness to make you REALLY thirsty! There's one of the 3 sets of taps too.

Big beer...

Dayton and Paul are getting the stage floor going.

More Floor

Tommy on the roof, painting the urns

A fine looking pub