Tuesday, April 14, 2009

An Increase in Shabotage

The ice is off of Flannery Bay. Ice out is a significant event here on the tundra. It is the sure indication that Spring has arrived. The geese are on the water and Babe is very interested. The pair of loons on this bay are checking out the nesting area. I will probably be able to start some painting outside later this week.

The April sale at Gypsy Lea's was great. Our biggest problem is having enough inventory to meet all four days of demand. We did the set up and worked hard at getting everything in place. Kris and Gypsy spent much of the time rearranging and pulling some inventory out of our limited storage space. I am not complaining. Damn, sales being too good an oxymoron. But it does add pressure to get more inventory ready each month, which means more painting, sawing, auctions and shabotage.

Mr. Flannery

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Paint it White?

I attended two auctions in the past 24 hours. Crap, crap and a few other crappy things. I even bought a pressed crap simulated wood mantle to paint white. I am going to paint a piece of 1980's pressed wood with a shabby white coat. I am sure that is one of the activities that I disparaged in my very first blog. The shabbies have got to me. It was one of the few things that I could buy for resale. I will spray the thing tomorrow and price it low at our April sale at Gypsy Lea's. We are going to do some more set up tomorrow. And while it is April, it is snowing here on the tundra. Oh my!

Mr. Flannery