Life Part Two

The adventures of Fay and Bob as they move beyond the 9 to 5 life

Marquetry, painting and Sabrina

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I thought I showed you these  paintings that I did this winter but I guess I didn’t.

This was my first painting

wine_bottles

This was my second one.

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This was my third one.  This could be hung either direction.   Haven’t decided which I like better.   I think I want to do this one again in a larger format.

oriental
This one I did about a month ago

geraniums

Here is Bob’s first marquetry piece.   This is made with hand cut veneer.   Quite a complicated process.  He got frustrated at first and his workshop was not big enough for him to have all the equipment set up so he spent a lot of time moving things around.   This weekend he set up a permanent marquetry place in what we call the “clean room” and Fay’s hobby room.   It’s a big room so it will all work out just fine.   He has gotten lots more confidence now that he has made a couple pieces and will be going up to Asheville in a couple weeks to work with someone for the day.  There is  A LOT to learn to do this.   This piece is about 4″ by 6″.

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This is his second one.   This is about 6″ by 8″

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And here is my little supervisor Sabrina keeping a very close eye on me while I putter in the kitchen.    She is never very far from me and is so curious.  By the way, that’s her stool.   Smoky has his own stool too.

supervisor

Author: Fay

Follow the adventures of Fay and Bob, 65 plus, as they explore the country to look for a new home, sell their MN home, finally move and get settled into a new state and town.

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