My mother gave me a totally amazing present for my birthday. A digital piano. I grew up playing piano and gave it up when I was a teenager. Recently with my own kids I have gotten back into music and taught myself ukulele and guitar. Now with this amazing new digital piano I can refresh my piano skills. I was so excited to start playing that it sat for 3 months on my long coffee table where I played it from sitting on the couch getting a sore backed from the awkward position.
It was time to get to work in the shop and build a piano bench for it. Here is my result. It is not the best built but it was made with what I had on hand and at the perfect size and height to fit the piano and myself.
I am so excited to start playing again!
There is a small problem I have. I've been doing a lot of painting. I don't have the wall space to frame and hang anymore but I still want to be able to display some of my new art pieces.
The old throw pillows on my couch were getting pretty ratty and I have repaired them several times so I thought it was time to get new ones. Why not get my art printed on pillows for my couch?
I found an online site that you can upload family photos and get them printed on canvas or on throw blankets or even pillows. I took a chance and uploaded some designs and waited for the pillows to arrive. I was quite happy with how they turned out and love how they look on my couch. I gave several as gifts to friends and family as well.
While I was ordering a second batch of pillows I added in some umbrellas which were surprisingly cheap. Each panel had a different piece of my art on it. The contrast wasn't great but I was still pretty happy with the outcomes and now have a functional piece of art I can use on a dark gloomy rainy day.
Here is a catalog of my creative adventures and experiments