file:///Users/margaretelliott/Downloads/pinterest-13c6f.html M.Elliott: October 2008

27 October 2008

My weekend in San Antonio, TX started with tex mex on the River Walk and late night drinks at "Howl at the Moon" Saloon. The trip was not left void of tourist attractions, including the Alamo, Buckhorn Saloon and Museum (think Val Kilmer "I'll be your huckleberry"), a visit to the Yarn Barn (a mecca for those who like to knit!), and brunch at the Gunther House (home to Pioneer Flour, a.k.a. fluffy biscuits and rolls). The weekend was topped by my cousin's wedding, which took place at the Arneson River Amphitheater along the River Walk, followed by a private courtyard reception complete with a mariachi band!

19 October 2008

Birmingham Mural -

This back entryway was transformed with a little ivy and a faux iron gate (disguising pantry doors). The ivy and iron gate create an extension to the outdoor living space. This once blah entryway is now an intimate space transitioning visitors from the back patio garden into the home. (Before and after pictures of a mural I painted recently in Birmingham, AL.)

14 October 2008

Faux Finish Walls in KY~

I spent the weekend in KY working and learning 'fAUX fINISH' techniques. Above are pictures of me applying venitian plaster to walls in the entryway of a new home being built on KY lake. I have applied 5 layers of venitian plaster. Once the layers have dried and cured, I will go back and burnish to bring out the color and depth of layers. This is a work in progress. But that's not all . . .

Downstairs, in the same home, a leather faux finish, is being applied as an accent wall in a large gathering room. The pictures above show the first layer of glaze. After this layer has time to dry fully, a second layer of metal/patina glaze will be applied to finish the look!

05 October 2008

October Art Show . . .

Thank you to The Briarcliff Shop in Birmingham, AL for so graciously hosting a showing of my artwork. It was a perfect early fall evening that encouraged a large attendance and pOsiTive eNergY!

*For more information about The Briarcliff Shop visit their website: