So, here we are. A.J. and I disassembling the leaky, front porch enclosure. We found spiders, birds nests - complete with tons of bird droppings, it's amazing how much poo there was! - mud daubers nests, lots of moldy ceiling drywall and wet insulation AND for some reason there was an onion smell????
Tons of screws. Not just the little drywall screws either, but those darn 3" screws that take a ton of time to unscrew. Lucky for us, Kyle has a very strong magnet that made picking them up a breeze. Good thing, cause our hands were about to fall off after removing thousands of screws. But, I know the aches and pains will be worth it in the end.
A.J. will have a nice, new room (the last photo is of him "test laying" on the floor of his new space) AND we will have one less front door!!!
It's an exciting time. Progress. Hopes and dreams coming true....Yay!!!!
I'm just a country girl, having the time of her life, treasure hunting daily, seeing the good in all things that others might consider worthless. I love creating mixed media artwork and home décor items using found objects...and I've just recently started dabbling in wearable art jewelry. Many of my fixed-up finds have been published in a number of magazines and have won accolades. But my life spent in Southern Oregon, with my family and friends, is the MOST important to me. Without their support and encouragement, I might just be another hoarder! LOL I'm enjoying meeting like-minded persons and sharing ideas, dreams, and experiences...and hope to have the studio open to the public someday soon.
Tina Schiefer works and lives in Southern Oregon, where she and her husband own and operate a themed fabrication company serving the entertainment industry, E.B. Effects and Design. She is the proud mother of three grown sons; is a themed media, assemblage artist using primarily found objects and cast-offs; and will soon be hosting and teaching mixed media, jewelry, and home décor related workshops in her new studio, The Rusty Monkey. She is enjoying meeting other artists with like minds and sharing the adventure! She was an ICE Resin Creative Team Member 2011-2012. Many of her creations can be seen in a variety of magazines such as Somerset Home, Somerset Gallery, Art Doll Quarterly, Somerset Memories, Mingle, Somerset Life, Belle Armoire Jewelry and Jewelry Affaire, and on the spring issue of Create & Decorate. Most recently, one of her assemblages, Folly - a parasol, won 2nd place in the Spellbinders Explore Beyond - Craft to Win contest.