I have been working on a storage cabinet that my daughter asked me to build. I have cut and machined all the various pieces and glued up the side sub-assemblies and door and have decided to apply the first coat of Milk Paint before I glue the assemblies together. I am hoping that it will be easier to get the paint into all the various nooks and crannies without drips and puddles if I paint them laying flat instead of upright and glued together. I'll glue it up after the first coat dries then apply the second coat and final mat clear top-coat. Ill let you know how that goes. However, it has been cold and rainy a lot while I was getting to this stage and..........................
When I wasn't playing golf (it was warm and not raining a couple of days!), I decided to tie a few flies, getting ready to do some trout fishing in the mountains. Examples below, clock-wise from the top include: brown and black stone flies, yellow humpy, prince nymph, pheasant tail, green copper john, green and red bead head brassies, dual standard, green and red San John worms (my take on the classic San Juan worm), zebra nymph, and parachute adams. I also tied some woolly buggers but forgot to put them in the picture.
Oh yeah, there has been one other very important distraction......our new grand daughter, Zoe. Isn't she a cutie? I'm the ugly one in the first picture, that is her Mom (Jenny) and Dad (Jake) holding her in the second, and Grandma (my wife Barbara) in the last. Good times in the Schwartz family!
I'll get around to painting when things settle down.
John Schwartz - watercolorist and woodworker.