Wednesday, August 19, 2009

It's a Sign of the Times

Before and After

Here I am doing re-furbishing of signs today (acrylic) while Deb Ward is creating THE most fantastic batik of a flag that I have ever seen!!!  Not me. I am dragging in our sign out by the end of the road (20 summers of rain and sun...boy, they just don't make 'em like the used to!)  And trying to give it back it's pizzaz.  All the blues had faded to white.  Rip's Place, by the way, refers to how we call this place Rip Van Winkle's first home.  Where my husband sleeps until his beard grows down to his toes.  Now we'll give it a clear coat and see if it will outlast us!  :-)

Okay...after lunch I will go do REAL art work.  


  1. Thanks for the huge compliment! Your sign is looking good. I paint our mailbox about every 5 years (which consists of silver paint and black vinyl letters I buy!!!) So you did a great job if it lasted 20 years!

  2. Hahahaha. I am not into mailboxes (this year at least). We found a cute cut out loon and we just screwed it to the side of the mail box and that is it! Someone else did that art work. Of course the mailbox is only up for the summer (mid May to Oct 1) so it doesn't have to weather through the winter and the Stiles sign is the same. We take it down for the winter as most of the snowbirds do around here. That why it's lasted for 20 years!
    I am still marveling over your flag!