Chinese Painting Brushes vs GIGI Upgrades

I’m practicing using the Chinese paint brushes, deciding if I want to invest in another project with it’s own implements. I like the way I can make tree trunks and branches with this brush but I don’t’ think I’ll succeed using them for flowers. I’m not a delicate painter, I need wide swoops of color, but I’m interested in watercolor, I’ve never tried using it before, thought it would be too hard as I’m not much at drawing and keeping white spaces. I never got too far in the drawing course I haven’t finished taking. And I still have painting courses I can work on.

Now that I have GIGI kind of figured out I want to spend more time learning art techniques. Much to learn, I add these photos here only to show you how much I have to learn! A little bit of wine helps release the inner muse.

But GIGI needs a new sink and faucet asap, well it’s not urgent it’s just old and ugly and is the first thing you see when you come in the door, after you see all the bright red colors and expect something ………clean and more modern. I am sorely tempted to go to amazon and order the sink and faucet, I see just what I want and it seems very reasonable but then I’ll need it installed and what if I get the wrong parts and how difficult would it be to install, because rv’s have different plumbing issues I’ll have to get some rv help….I wonder if they’ll take a credit card? (thinking out loud here). I may just do that, then I’ll have things on the inside looking very good ……..after I repaint some areas that need touch up or really need a second coat of a green I hope I can match……….yeah, I’ll never really be done will I. Soon to get started on the outside, soon as the weather permits, today it’s chilly but not windy, I have some issues to work on on my roof too, not leaks but some potential problems. Probably a priority.

One step at a time is boring.


An ACupuncture RX plus more Red Paint

I’ve given an acupuncture treatment for painful swollen knees for a friend here in the park. I know this will help her because when I treat my own knees I feel better and can climb stairs quickly, sometimes without having to go one stair at a time. Yesterday she couldn’t bear weight, today she can.

Finally the winds have died down this morning so I’m going to town to do my errands before they start up again.

Walmart had Cadbury candies out for Easter, the Easter bunny doesn’t stop here….I don’t think so, I got a little over excited and bought a lot of mini eggs. Yum

I did some painting today in red. I painted Jose’s table, I removed the paper and it looks great, much better the plywood took the paint just fine and I sprayed a gloss finish, I’m happy with it.

I also painted the cabinets above and below the fridge black, instead of red or white or purple all colors that I tried first. I painted them black because the fridge has black edges so I think they fit in better this way, I used craft paints and will give them another coat of my good black paint tomorrow. Red and black are a favorite combination for me, and I’ve used it liberally here in GiGi.

I’ve repurposed a three tired wire basket that fell down in the ‘kitchen to use in my bathroom and spray painted it with teal to match the mirrors in my barely turnaroundable bathroom. Right now my shower is full of my supplies for my various projects which I move from here to there hoping one day I will have used them all up and I’m finished with my projects, that will never happen I know, there will always be something to fix or change and I’m good with that.

loving my red!

My old RV on my small budget doesn’t compare to those I see on the various fb pages, but I still like mine the best because it’s all about me and who I am, and who I am is a really old lady on the road wondering what the heck I’m doing and can I really tow my toad down the road? I’ll need to get a trailer for it I’m told, sounds like another expense I’ll have to plan for.


a red flag alert does not refer to wind

You knew that didn’t you.

It is a fire alert When it’s dry and windy with potential for fires. Just needed to clarify that, feeling foolish to think it would be a wind alert, have not lived anywhere where I’d heard a red flag alert before. So, its windy again today. I was going to do laundry today and still could but I started doing stuff on my computer and now the urge to do laundry has escaped and so……..yah, tomorrow is good too.

I like adding a picture here, just something for those readers that need a visual, so here’s my bathroom again, not pictured is the three tired wire basket that I had in my ‘kitchen’ fell down, too many sweet potatoes, so I’m going to use it in the bathroom, the shower bar should hold it it’s black but I’ll spray paint it to match the mirror as I have a can of spray paint about that color for some reason, I’ll do it when I can do it outside without having the wind blow it away or at me..

See that I covered the shelf with this paper that I removed from my table that Jose built to put in here? That paper was a total waste of time and money, doesn’t look good anywhere I put it.I don’t mind the little sink much, maybe paint it with ‘paint on anything’ spray paint. …or not.

I was noticing that the pictures that I printed with my newish little printer makes better photos than Walgreens, I can see the difference in the ones I have here and the ones I have over the fridge, good because I don’t have a Walgreens anywhere close to here.

See that pretty little dish on the ledge? It’s my new denture cup, I tossed the blue one with the cover to hide what was in there, tho the shape tells you it’s a denture cup. I think putting my denture in this pretty little cup instead shows a spirit of ……….hmmmm what? kind of a rebel- ness against keeping secret (or shame) the fact that you wear a denture. note I don’t have the denture in the photo, still not comfortable with that visual.

I’m just meandering here today, you can tell, right? It’s cuz I’m thinking about what to do about the boring exterior of GIGI. Whatever I do or have done will cost me money that I don’t have. But free to consider and plan. I wonder what kind of paints would be used on the exterior. I’ve seen decals used on u-tube nomadic fanatic so it’s not painted directly on the RV, his decals covered the whole RV. Got ideas? send them to me!