Hi everyone!! I’m done!!! YAY!!! I just finished most of my signs. (I do have 26 little signs to spray in the morning—not dry yet) I clearcoated all the others yesterday and put all the hangers on today. My hands are crampy now. Here’s a fun fact (?)—I use between 5000 and 6000 heavy duty sawtooth hangers every year!  That means I pound in 10,000-12,000 nails every year!  I’m surprised I don’t have Popeye arms by now!  Tomorrow I have to tag everything and start to pack. Here is a shot of the new signs….


Including the 26 I will finish in the morning, I completed 174 signs.  WHEW!!  I finally hit a brick wall last night and couldn’t finish the last 12 boards I had. Here is a favorite piece of mine—a 36 inch door crown. I’m so tired of doing signs..I feel the need to paint folk art again.


Tomorrow Brian has his follow up with his surgeon. If everything is ok, he will be moving back into his apartment. It will be hard on me not seeing him every day. If I can see him, I know he is ok. But, he wants to be back at his place and I can’t blame him. He wants to get settled before his chemo starts. I’ll really miss him and his kitty. I’m sure he will be fine, he has a lot of his college friends living nearby that will be happy to help him if he needs it.

We got our acceptance from a new show today—it is in the Columbus  Ohio area. Luckily, we were assigned an end spot, so I have more display area. I know I promised an announcement of some good news, but I have to hold off for a bit. Everything is ok, but just has to be finalized before I announce it. Our shows are about to begin and I am happy about that. We have several in Virginia this spring—like little mini vacations…that we work at. Our big shows start in June.

Al has finished a lot of wood for folk art for me—I’m anxious to get at them. I’m really trying to push out a lot this year—last year I sold out early and it is hard to paint more during my shows. There are probably 40 pieces of wood ready to paint. Well, Survivor is on—gotta go! Have a great night and enjoy your weekend!–Jan


8 comments on “SO.SICK.OF.MAKING.SIGNS.

  1. Trish says:

    Wow, you sure have been busy!!I am so glad that Brian is doing better and hopefully getting to go back home 🙂 I am a new follower and I have been reading your post and I am glad that I have finally been able to comment! I am sure you will be happy when everything is done and you can rest your hands. That’s alot of nails you have hammered, lol.
    Hope you have a great night,
    hugs, Trish

  2. Cindy says:

    Wow…174 signs!! You sure have been a busy bee!! What show are you doing in Columbus, Ohio? It is only about an hour away from where I live.
    So glad that Brian is doing better and might be able to go back home to his place. And the mom in me knows that it will be hard for you…I would be just like you wanting to see him everyday to know that he was okay.

  3. Sheila says:

    Good morning Jan~
    That is good news for Brian. Will keep him in prayers and positive thoughts that things will continue to improve for him, and you too.
    That sure is a lot of work sitting there! Are you sure you don’t have Popeye arms? Love that crown piece with the salt box houses!
    Wishing you a wonderful day!

  4. Angie Berry says:

    Wow, wow, wow girl you are amazing!!! I might be able to handle 26 signs, lol. But seriously, where do you come up with the energy?! I would love to come to one of your shows, wish it wasn’t so far away. I would love to have one of your door crowns but all my doors and ceilings have wide molding so there is barely room for a small sign. I love the design on your door crown, it is wonderfully prim!

    I can certainly understand your concern with Brian going back home. It’s a good thing that he has friends close by. I’m sure there is comfort in that. But all in all, hoping for good news and things to get back to as normal as they can be.

    Enjoy your weekend, take a break and relax a little~ =]

  5. Steph says:

    Wow!!!! Congrats on getting your signs finished. Whew……I bet your hands hurt. I love the folk art sign you posted!!! I have folk art all over my house. I love it so much. I bet it would be hard to let your son go home after all you guys have been through and all he still has to do. As a mother I would worry so much. Good for you to let him go. But what can you do? Tie him to the bed? I am happy you got accepted for the show in Ohio. I bet you could mak a fantastic area from the space you were given. I would love to go to a show sometime. Maybe you should apply for the show Survivor:) Ha Ha. -Steph-

  6. betty crowe says:

    Never saw so many signs! When are you doing the Columbus show, and where in Va? So happy Brian is able to go home. I just updated my blog on wonderful bloggers and their prayers. Praying for all good news.

  7. marly says:

    Good for you! I could never do that much at one time. I couldn’t do a fraction of that!! Well, I couldn’t do any of it since I can’t paint like you. I signed up for following and never received your posts so I tried again tonight. Twice. Let’s see if I could do that right!

  8. betty crowe says:

    Jan, I have been to Delaware, Ohio to the Seraph. I have relatives outside Columbus and thought if it was in Columbus, might be able to make one.

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