No, really. I mean hanging with Chicken Mama. She and I spent the afternoon today hanging some of her photographic prints.
A good friend of Chicken Mama's owns a business in town and after some recent remodeling found himself with an attractive entry foyer . . . and a couple of blank walls. He asked Chicken Mama if she would like to do a little decorating for him by hanging some of her photographs along with prices on them so they would be available for sale.
So that's where we were on a gray, very quiet afternoon in our sleepy, non-populated, nearly deserted (it's April, you know) town.
Okay, we had to start somewhere. This is the wall to the left as you walk in the entry door. (The door you see directly to my left is to the owner's office.) Does this blank wall make my butt look big?
The wall available for display directly across from the door is waaayyy up there. I was going to say that Chicken Mama did all the work on the top of our eight foot ladder, but I think I got to climb up there a time or two also.
Hey, Chickie Mama, I think you're about half a bubble off. ( I shouldn't have said that when she had a weapon in her hand.)
Moving right along. We're making progress.
"Measure twice, drill once." We put many screws in the dry wall for hanging the pictures and we only messed up on one.
This upper area is probably what will catch people's eye when they first step into the foyer.
And this is the wall to the left. Chicken Mama will add a narrow table under the pictures on the left with a display of some of her photographic note cards which will also be available for sale.
Both of us were a little surprised at how exhausted we felt when we finished. I think it was all the measuring and figuring in fractions that hurt our brains along with a lot of stretching with arms over our heads to drill a hole or hold a picture in place for approval. Climbing up and down the ladder 346 times might have had something to do with it, too.
But it was a fun time together getting a bunch done and I think we did a fine job of decorating the business foyer and getting a few of Chicken Mama's beautiful photographs out for the public to enjoy. And purchase. Yeah, purchase! That would be really nice.
the quotidian (3.19.18)
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