Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Carrying gypsum board (a.k.a. sheet rock) from the
lower to upper studios. 5/8 firecode gypsum board is
2.2 pounds per square foot, making a full 4x8 foot
sheet weigh 70 pounds. I used 20 sheets for the project.
How does anyone make money manufacturing and
selling sheet rock? These cost me just $8.80 per sheet
at the local hardware store, Owl Lumber, and that's a
better price than what Home Depot quoted. We do have
a gypsum plant just 90 miles north of us, so maybe that
has something to do with the lower price. The price per
pound is 12.5 cents!
Stapling R-19 insulation to 2x6 studs. This amount of
insulation is necessary in Wyoming. I went out to the
new space earlier this morning and discovered that my
900 watt radiant heater I am using has the temperature
at 46 degrees farenheit, and the temp outside is 15 below
zero! Not to worry. We also have a propane gas vented
stove in the corner to my left in this photo. And when I
turn it on, it takes about 30 minutes to heat the room to
mid-70's! Once I get everything sealed tightly and install
the floor insulation, it'll stay warmer in there. WOOHOO!
Friday, November 19, 2010
Stripping new 12-2 Romex wire to install new receptacles
Barrie in the attic
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
We took this photo of our booth during the Friday night reception for Highland Art in the Park at Highland, IL. We love the way the picture lights make everything look at night. We also won one of the top two awards, the Nona Weder Abbott Special Award. WOOHOO!
Monday, October 4, 2010
Castaways is a pastel on rag board painting copyright 2010 AB Word
Now in a private collection at Huntsville, Alabama since we sold it during the Monte Sano Show on September 18.
This painting is one of AB's finest ever. Featuring her best two models, Ambra and Devon, lost at sea. We just didn't get to live with this one ourselves for long enough, but we are thoroughly pleased that it quickly found a patron. Sold its first day out of the barn. WOOHOO!
So here's a photo looking inside our booth at that show. WOOHOO!
FEATURED ARTIST - Monte Sano Art Show at Huntsville, AL
Longview Art & World Music Festival at Lee's Summit, MO (Kansas City area)
Art in the Park at Highland, IL (St. Louis area)
Winter Springs Festival of Arts at Winter Springs, FL (Orlando area)
Fine Arts for Ocala at Ocala, FL (central Florida)