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Art FLASH by Anita - Spring

April 19th, 2010

Art FLASH by Anita - Spring

Hi friends,

Spring has sprung early in Wisconsin and it sure feels good. Taxes are done and we're heading into the spring cleaning and sprucing up the home season. I like that.

Adding color to your walls is a thrifty way to refresh - or radically change - the look of your home. I network with great decorators. If you have a bigger project, I'd be happy to pass on a referral. On May 13th I've been invited to do a Decorator Open House in Waukesha with Oleander Interiors and will be showing some of my faux finishing tools & techniques. There's more info on my website.

For that special occasion there is nothing more personal than custom art. Do you know a graduate that could use a mixed media painted portrait as a gift? What about a June bride? It's not too early to start planning. And in case you forgot, I play piano for wedding services and dinner music. 'Tis the season.

Painting tip #1. Don't waste time taping everything. Yes, it takes a steady hand and practice - but the best trick is to keep a washrag handy. If you do get paint on the trim - wipe it immediately. If you wait to peel off tape or go back later for touch ups - you may find that the paint has bled underneath or started to dry and become hard to remove. Be extra careful doing ceiling lines - use a small beveled edge brush. A definite sign of an amateur paint job is sloppy edges.


Check out the updated photos from my wine cellar mural in the slide show link below.

Smiles,
Anita


Art FLASH By Anita / Mural Slide Show

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