Man, oh man are we feeling like we are ahead of the power curve for the 2022 holiday season as Phillip and Andrew, Dolores – new chick to the holiday game but a long-standing artist in residence at TSH – and our Alysa put our heads together to begin a daunting painting and decorating project.

Let’s step back to see the sawdust actually being made.

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Since this was Dolores’ first go-around with this crew, we began by reviewing some of Phillip and Andrew’s previous contributions and discussing how to ensure that these decorations, inside and OUT should be prepped to endure.

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Then out to the garage we went to inspect all the ‘sawdust’ they had made and Dolores showed us a few of her embellishments and conceptual drawings for painting these decorations. There are right at 200 of these items in varying sizes and patterns and she will be in charge of the 38 largest ones. We don’t want to give too much away just yet but we want you to begin to get excited to see for yourselves . . .

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The happy crew feels all properly organized and ready to hit it hard next week with Dolores and Andrea making final paint color selections and assembling all the needed tools.

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Once Miss Prince is on IT she is on IT with laser focus (in the words of a helper). Today just seemed like the most perfect day to begin spray painting the large ornaments for Dolores. Notice please the determination, focus, and professional painting attire (socks and one glove) the well-seasoned Miss Prince exhibits to protect the mani/pedi status.

Van Gogh, Degas, Renoir, and Michelangelo – step aside!

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P.S.  Did Michelangelo require an upside-down Home Depot bucket to complete his tasks. . .?

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