So sorry I missed my Friday post last week, but I have a note from my doctor. Actually, I really do. I’m new to wearing contacts, and have been struggling with trying to get them in, but mostly… out! My various methods of removal are less than effective. Last week, I really gouged my right eye in an attempt to free the lens that had been in my eye for 3 days. The contacts I use are dailies. After Day 3 of several unsuccessful attempts, I visited my eye doc only to be told there was no lens at all in my eye and that I had been pulling on my eyeball for some time, it must have come out unnoticed, and now I have a nice abrasion on my eyeball. I nearly passed out when I was told that and even now shudder at what I did. My eye is almost back to normal, but I’ve had to put drops in around the clock for the past few days. I hope I get the hang of this soon because once the lens are in, they are really comfortable! I’m giving my eyes a break for a bit, then going back for another lens training.
This week my posts will be all about creating faux panels on walls. I will start with these cracked plaster panels I did in a foyer. The background is a glazed, cracked plaster finish and the trompe l’oeil frame is done with metallic golds.
Here’s a close up of the finish.
This shows the panel before the homeowner added anything. I did 2 identical panels on either side of an open doorway. One panel unfortunately has a thermostat and the other has a switch. The switch blends in fairly well, but the homeowner did not want the thermostat touched or moved. There is enough going on in this foyer that it still looks nice!