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A Man and His Cat
Today was filled with what seemed like a thousand things and I was not able to work on my art projects. However, we had a most wonderful day together. At the end of the day, Michael was tormenting "Monkey" with a long piece of cording that I had discarded on the floor earlier in the week. While I was checking emails, Michael crawled underneath my work table, grabbed Monkey and put him in (what we call) "lock- down". That's where he wraps his arms around Monkey, and keeps him from moving. They were both just 2 feet away, right under my feet; so, I took a few pictures. What a blessed way to end a day. What we thought were just a few fun shots, that had come out really blurry, we ended up with a series of black and white art pieces that look more like pencil sketches. I simply used Microsoft Picture Editor to reduce the color saturation, increase the contrast and lighten the monotones.
Michael and I have discovered a Secret Garden every where we have lived since getting married in 2010. Whether it was the creek that ran behind our first apartment in Sacramento or the tiny little space of our 520 square foot, 1962 single-wide, mobile home in Rancho Cordova, California, we were always able to discover and create a unique sanctuary to call home. Even though, in years past, we did what we could to make our surroundings uniquely wonderful, we never had the room to go really crazy until now.
Since moving to our new home in North Carolina in May, we have not only discovered a world of exotic creatures and plants outdoors, but we have also started taking full advantage of the additional space we now have available to add our own touch of whimsy to the new "Wood's Secret Garden".
Our first major project was the Patio which joins the in-law quarters (where mom lives) to the kitchen entrance into the main house. We have received so many questions about "…
For those of you who have been following me on Hometalk.com, you are already aware of all the work that went into making this 1964, single-wide, mobile home into what it is today. We have enjoyed living in it for the past two and half years. However, we will eventually be moving to North Carolina and therefore will be putting our little house on the market. If you are interested in buying it, please leave a comment. It is located in Rancho Cordova, California in a gated senior park and the lot space per month is under $700. Take a look around and let others know who are 55+ and would like to own this little house. Let me know if you have any questions. It will come with lots of little extra's!
Living Room will come with the floor to ceiling oak wall unit, the Faux Fireplace Heater, the floor lamp, and the large framed mirror.
Kitchen includes a new refrigerator, new Range Top, microwave, toaster oven, and a wave oven. If you want the built in desk that can also be arran…
As promised, the following are some "after" pictures. We have moved everything in and organized most of our things. We still have several all day projects, like replacing the diverter valve and the washers in the shower. Currently no functioning shower; but, I can always take a bath until we can get this done. Yuck!
No time to write. Just enough time to post a few pictures: