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Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


June 23, 2005
2:05 PM

Post #1570046

Not at my house ! LOL

I've always thought it would be fun to paint our hurricane boards so last weekend we threw a painting party. Everyone that came got a white painted window board with pots of red, yellow, green, blue and black paints. We had several different sized brushes and sponges for everyone.

What a riot!! We had plenty of boards and folks were still painting after dark...

Here's the setup. We have lots of chain link so we leaned the boards against the pool and perimeter fences. This is mostly family, including Mom with a great seat to watch what's going on...

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Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


June 23, 2005
2:09 PM

Post #1570053

The painting progresses...

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Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


June 23, 2005
2:11 PM

Post #1570056

My niece (and namesake) Stacey really getting into her picture

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Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


June 23, 2005
2:18 PM

Post #1570088

Some of the finished products...my son's wind and waves

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Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


June 23, 2005
2:20 PM

Post #1570091

My BIL Howard's take on Rene Magritte's 'self portrait'

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Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


June 23, 2005
2:21 PM

Post #1570093

Theresa's sunrise...

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Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


June 23, 2005
2:23 PM

Post #1570097

Theresa's 14 y/o son Stevie did this one showing a storm out over the Gulf

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Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


June 23, 2005
2:24 PM

Post #1570100

My sister Lucie did this self portrait...they fish each weekend the weather is good

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Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


June 23, 2005
2:27 PM

Post #1570103

My sister Julie and daughter Stacey collaborated on the hot air balloon board. At night this one looks like a coral reef scene too...

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Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


June 23, 2005
2:30 PM

Post #1570110

My niece Summer and BF Aaron shared this board

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Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


June 23, 2005
2:43 PM

Post #1570143

My niece Summer's stained glassand bird...she's still painting after dark

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Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


June 23, 2005
2:43 PM

Post #1570145

The finished product!

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Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


June 23, 2005
2:46 PM

Post #1570152

My son Robert and my niece Stacey did this one...

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Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


June 23, 2005
2:48 PM

Post #1570157

My son's friend Chad did this poem...

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Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


June 23, 2005
2:49 PM

Post #1570158

Theresa and her son did this night beach scene

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Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


June 23, 2005
2:50 PM

Post #1570162

My son and friend Chad did this one...

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Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


June 23, 2005
2:51 PM

Post #1570170

Theresa's Redfish...this idea came from the back of my brother's shirt.





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Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


June 23, 2005
2:52 PM

Post #1570173

Chad's father did this rendition of Kilroy

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Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


June 23, 2005
2:55 PM

Post #1570181

Last but not least we got everyone to paint their hands and put their prints on a board.

This was such a fun party, people barely stopped to eat...

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patischell
Fort Pierce, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 23, 2005
3:33 PM

Post #1570260

What a GREAT idea...and some real talent showing!! I wish more people would do this. After the hurricanes coming so close together last year people here just decided to leave their boards up 'til the end of the season. It would have been great to see something other than the brown plywood.
Pati

PS: The fire department finally pitched a fit about access and people had to take them down.

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razzie
Prospect Park, PA
(Zone 7a)

June 23, 2005
4:46 PM

Post #1570426

Oh, I have GOT to alert my Artists' website friends about THIS! I'm going to go tell them right now. How awesome!!!! What a fabulous idea!!! Now, hopefully, they won't get used for a looooonng. time!!

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

June 23, 2005
5:01 PM

Post #1570474

They look fantastic Stacey and it sure is a fun way of making something pleasant to look at during a stressful situation.
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


June 23, 2005
5:14 PM

Post #1570523

Ah Pati, I'm so tired of plywood. I've been thinking of doing this party for a long time...lots of folks thought it was just plain strange but it turned out to be such fun.

Everyone got involved and everyone went home paint stained and smiling. The day was perfect, slightly overcast so it wasn't hot and no sun burns. The grass is blue in a few places but not bad and several other paint parties are in the offing...

Pam, maybe we should paint the other side of the boards too so we have something to look at from inside!!

Hopefully we have not tempted fate!

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

June 23, 2005
9:52 PM

Post #1571172

Gosh, Stacey, what a FUN thing to do! I bet it was a great party. : )

I'd paint the insides at least white. Keep the house from feeling quite so bleak and maybe reflect some candlelight, too.
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


June 24, 2005
12:25 PM

Post #1572388

It was great fun and it kept everyone busy.

My son did the invitations, thought you might like to see them. I loved that the background was a plywood board. Isn't he clever??

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darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

June 24, 2005
2:23 PM

Post #1572622

Great invitation!
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

June 24, 2005
2:47 PM

Post #1572670

Great excuse for a party!
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


June 25, 2005
10:09 AM

Post #1574623

Ha John, Summertime is party time so any excuse will do...
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 25, 2005
10:36 AM

Post #1574637

How neat is that!!! and such great work they turned out. You may start getting bids on some of these.
I love it all and think I should do this too.
I doubt mine will have the real flair your family has with the paints.
sidney
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


June 26, 2005
11:28 AM

Post #1576752

Go for it Sugar! This was so much fun. Seriously it was probably the best party we've had. Everyone was involved...and everyone got to watch the various works evolve. It was just great!

Here's the basics:

We painted our cut boards with several coats of white exterior paint and provided accent paint for the colors. We bought 99 cent ladles at Big Lots to dip paint into plastic hiball glasses and had taller, coated paper cups to help rinse brushes as they worked. We also handed out stacks of empty hiball glasses to mix colors.

The paints (and cups) were set up on a sheet of plywood on sawhorses and the brushes scattered for choosing.

The brushes were a mixture, 1 and 2 inch bristle brushes plus various sponge brushes that crafters use.

A roll of visqueen, long and narrow (50' x 3') was rolled out to set boards and paints on. It really worked to protect the grass from paint, splashed or spilled.

We set up 5 gallon buckets to dump the paint water and most folks hosed off first then went inside to use Lava soap on their hands. Our pool probably helped here too...LOL

My brother jokes that we should sell the boards on EBay and have professional shutters installed.
I say the best part is that all this original artwork by friends and family...is mine!!

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

June 26, 2005
2:02 PM

Post #1576984

And, just think how much you will treasure those paintings many years down the road...
dottik
Oakland, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 27, 2005
2:38 AM

Post #1578723

Floridian, you are going to have the prettiest house to ever face a hurricane. (Here's hoping that will be many years in the future). Dotti
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


June 28, 2005
12:12 PM

Post #1582231

Dotti, I also hope we won't have to use them for a looong time.
Besides...they might get damaged! LOL
Amaryllisgal
High Springs, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 28, 2005
4:05 PM

Post #1582874

Stacey, this is a fabulous idea! You've just invented a whole new art form that I'm sure will become part of Florida culture forever.

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

June 28, 2005
4:14 PM

Post #1582910

Stacey, although I really hope you do not need to put them up anytime soon, I do wonder what reactions your neighbors might have... and the local media if they get wind of them.
JaxFlaGardener
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 28, 2005
10:17 PM

Post #1583867

Very impressive! And it looks like everyone had a great time! I'm amazed at some of the results -- I've seen things hanging in galleries and museums that weren't as effectively composed and carried out as some of your storm shutters.

By the way, all. I had an idea that has apparently already been patented (from what my basic research at the online patent office indicated). For those of you in "hurricane alley" that may have short notice to put up shutters and take them down, you might consider installing some permanent snap type fasteners onto your window trim and drilling holes in your boards to fit the fasteners. That way, you don't have to destroy your window trim with nails or screws being put in and out at the whim of the weather.

There are several type fasteners that are probably already available in the big mega hardware stores. I happened to rent some scaffolding to try to top out some trees BEFORE they fell on my house during our last barrage of hurricanes. The scaffolding clips together with some nifty fasteners that would work perfectly for putting shutters up and taking them down more easily.

Maybe you've already got something like this and I'm way behind the times. We are fortunately in what seems to be a position of being sheltered from the storms, tucked under the armpit of Georgia and Florida and haven't had a direct hit by a hurricane since Dora in '64.
So, even though we have people making the last minute dash for plywood when the storms come close, it is not as often as in other parts of the state.

If anyone needs it, I could come up with some sort of diagram of the type of fasteners I'm talking about or some other possible methods of avoiding the nailing and screwing each time a hurricane watch goes into effect.

Thanks for the great art pix! I'm referring this page to several artist friends!

Jeremy
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


June 29, 2005
2:18 PM

Post #1585516

Jeremy, I leave that part to my DH but I know he's been talking of some 'new way' to hang the boards. We have a stucco type facing over wood frame so I know it has been a problem. I'll let him know of your idea and you may just hear from him...Thanks!

AGal, I'd love to see more folks doing this...I just hate plain old plywood! What fun to see communities involved.

Darius, there really isn't anyone to see them. Sniff. We only have one neighbor that passes our house because of a shared driveway and they board up and leave during storms. They must have seen the paintings scattered across the yard though...They don't talk to us much because I let my "weeds" grow for the butterflies, etc.

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

June 29, 2005
2:35 PM

Post #1585558

I'd rather have butterflies than neighbors anyway...
dottik
Oakland, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 30, 2005
3:19 AM

Post #1587537

Darius, I'm with you. We are fortunate in that we don't have any really close neighbors, but even those farther away can be a problem. Butterflies at least are quiet, lovely, and don't complain about DH's habit of collecting. Dotti
JaxFlaGardener
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 30, 2005
5:06 AM

Post #1587773

I guess I'm lucky being in the sub-tropics of NE Fla. I can grow enough plants tall enough that the neighbors will soon lose track that my house and I ever existed here in the jungle on the corner.

rose318

rose318
(Patti) in Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 30, 2005
5:13 AM

Post #1587785

Floridian,
That is a brilliant idea.
I just hope you don't ever have to use them.
Patti
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


June 30, 2005
1:05 PM

Post #1588153

Jax I need to do that but I've come to the conclusion that I am not a gardener...but I do need to find some native trees to form some type of screen for our place.

We have lots of butterflies and as we add (let grow) more natives we add more species flitting through.

Rose, me too!

I'm so glad everyone enjoyed our paint party. I almost didn't post them but figured what the heck...Now I'm so glad I did!!
SoCal
Huntington Beach, CA
(Zone 10a)

June 30, 2005
7:54 PM

Post #1589313

Hi Stacie,

This is my type of party!! Looks like you had a grand time. I love all the paintings and the creativeness of them. I want to know where your picture is...huh? Did you just make everyone else paint and you just took pictures of them working?

I'm so glad that we don't have to worry about storm boards, but we do have to make sure our homes aren't too close to a big hill. hehe
Did you see all those expensive homes in Laguna Beach that fell down? I live on a very flat surface and feel very safe.

Donna
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


July 1, 2005
12:57 PM

Post #1590878

LOL Donna!!
I get to take the pictures but we do still have 4 boards to paint. Mine, Paul's and a niece's and one to say "Celebrate the Wind". I'll try to get them posted when we finally get together and paint

I guess every part of the country has it's weather problem... I can't even fathom a house sliding away in a mudslide...Good grief! I was amazed when that happened in NC last summer. How do you fare with the wildfires? That's more like hurricanes, you know it's coming but you're not sure exactly where it will end up. Sitting vigil in front of the TV...

Big hugs for you and Jerry!!

I



weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

July 2, 2005
9:07 PM

Post #1594205

Stacey! That is a grand idea...I just love those boards...better than my neighbor's board that said in big ole letters...Ivan sucks!
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


July 5, 2005
2:23 PM

Post #1600193

LOL Connie...gotta love the graffiti that shows up during hurricane season!

I did get a call from the St Pete Times, a local newspaper. A friend called them but I don't know who. I'm getting ready to call the Homes editor back now...
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 6, 2005
4:38 AM

Post #1602101

I haven't been in the weather forum for a while and missed this thread. Wow, what a cool thing to do with those boards! Like the others, I hope you don't have to use them, but if you do...I want to see pictures. ;)
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

July 6, 2005
1:59 PM

Post #1602599

Hi Kimberly!
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 6, 2005
4:08 PM

Post #1602983

Hi, Dave --- errr ---- JOHN! ;)

This message was edited Jul 6, 2005 11:12 AM
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

July 6, 2005
4:09 PM

Post #1602985

LOL, its John!
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 6, 2005
4:11 PM

Post #1602991

Oh, geez, fingers typed too quick. Sorry about that, JOHN!!
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 6, 2005
4:12 PM

Post #1602993

(and it's Kimberley) LOL!
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

July 6, 2005
4:32 PM

Post #1603041

Way 2 many e's!
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


July 6, 2005
5:10 PM

Post #1603148

Hi Kimberley and John,

Fun, fun to paint the boards, not nearly so much to wait for Dennis to pick a path. But you know me, if a storm causes the boards to be put up I will be out taking pictures!

We're going to be in the paper Saturday...I've been on the phone with Judy, the Homes editor. How funny is that and I don't even know who called her!
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

July 6, 2005
5:40 PM

Post #1603224

Now, thats cool!!
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

July 6, 2005
5:48 PM

Post #1603255

here comes your fifteen minutes of fame.
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


July 6, 2005
7:37 PM

Post #1603558

LOL More like 30 seconds...
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 6, 2005
9:53 PM

Post #1603946

Stacey, could I put some of these pictures and a little story about them on my blog sometime?
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


July 6, 2005
11:09 PM

Post #1604104

Absolutely...and post the link for us?? LOL If you want pictures just let me know and I'll send them so they don't have the DG copyright.
And thanks!
justmeLisa
Brewers, KY
(Zone 6b)

July 6, 2005
11:33 PM

Post #1604161

stacy, I wanna be you when I grow up :-)

that is waaay cool! I hope you don't need them anytime soon, like this comming week..ugh...
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 7, 2005
2:07 PM

Post #1605429

Those are WONDERFUL!!! Thank you for posting the pictures. :-) I keep telling my aunt in Florida that she needs to join DG... I'll send her this link. Maybe it'll help!

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

July 7, 2005
10:34 PM

Post #1606417

Stacey... what's up with the newspaper?

Just think what an incentive it might be for other folks to see painting hurricane shutters as FUN and thereby negate some of the fears of those inevitable hurricanes.
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 8, 2005
10:39 AM

Post #1607498

Stacey, let us know which paper and if it has a hyperlynk.
I'm excited for you.
sidney
weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

July 8, 2005
1:05 PM

Post #1607722

you might be needing those beautiful boards!
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


July 8, 2005
3:54 PM

Post #1608153

Nooo Connie!! It looks like you're going to need a bigger closet or will you evacuate this time when the hurricane threatens??

Lisa I hope none of us need to board up but somehow I don't think that will happen. Batten down the hatches!!

Marilyn, Thanks! I hope they're great incentive to her!!

Darius, Some bunny called the St Pete Times, one of the two big papers in our area. I've asked Judy (editor) who called but never got an answer. Strange that they had my home number and not my cell. It started out as a two picture article, now it looks like 4 and the last lines of her last letter said "Thanks so much! Everyone who sees this thinks it is a great idea!"

Thanks for being excited for me Sidney! LOL I admit I'm looking forward to the article. The St Pete Times is online so if I find the article online I'll sure post a link.

weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

July 8, 2005
5:46 PM

Post #1608453

great stacey!!! i can say i knew her when
JodyC
Palmyra, IL
(Zone 5b)

July 9, 2005
5:07 PM

Post #1610760

I really enjoyed this thread.Thanks a lot,Jody
MzMunchken
Crestview, FL
(Zone 7b)

July 9, 2005
6:08 PM

Post #1610935

what a neat idea!!
angele

July 9, 2005
8:47 PM

Post #1611280

Brilliant!
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


July 10, 2005
12:27 AM

Post #1611693

Thanks y'all. The boards really have gotten great reviews. The article in the paper was great...thanks Donut! Unfortunately I can't find a link online. They used 5 pictures and we were second story, right in the center of the front page, Homes section.

**
weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

July 10, 2005
12:35 AM

Post #1611704

oh boy...wish we could see the article!
angele

July 10, 2005
12:44 AM

Post #1611715

When did the story run? What was the title? When I did a search it only gave results up till yesterday. St. Pete Times, right? If it ran today might be able to see it tomorrow?
inanda
Winnipeg, MB
(Zone 2b)

July 10, 2005
1:02 AM

Post #1611758

What an amazing idea and so much fun. Particularly loved the invitation. Something for all ages. Really clever fun idea.

Hope you never have to use them. We have floods (too much rain) up here - poor farmers with rotting crops but hurricanes, never. in Manitoba. There was one in Toronto quite a few years ago.

Thank you for posting all the pix. Really interesting and amusing.
Inanda
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


July 10, 2005
1:31 AM

Post #1611810

Here's a photo of the paper. It ran in the Tampa Bay Homes section.
I found the article above and below online but not this one...

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angele

July 10, 2005
1:53 AM

Post #1611835

That is sooo cooool! Congratulations!
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


July 10, 2005
2:11 AM

Post #1611859

Thanks!!
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 10, 2005
4:33 AM

Post #1612225

Oh, WOW! That's awesome, Stacey!
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

July 10, 2005
4:45 AM

Post #1612247

told ya, there's your fame, - really, great article... may many folks take yours for inspiration. Might as well get some joy outta such necessity
weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

July 10, 2005
12:37 PM

Post #1612575

love it girlfriend!!
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 10, 2005
12:43 PM

Post #1612579

I'm emailing Sunday Morning on CBS.
You have started a trend!
sidney
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


July 10, 2005
1:34 PM

Post #1612720

She really did write a nice article...it was a fun party and the aftermath has really been fun too. I'd never have expected it.
Thanks for sharing it with me!!

Sudney, are you going to have a paint party?
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 10, 2005
5:07 PM

Post #1613359

Lookie here - there's more and it's posted!
http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/sptimes/865000091.html?MAC=df5d6eaebe185eb7a6a67bf45aa1e428&did=865000091&FMT=FT&FMTS=FT&date=Jul+9%2C+2005&author=JUDY+STARK&pub=St.+Petersburg+Times&printformat=&desc=SMART+ART

Just in case they only show the articles for a short time, I'm pasting the text here.

~~~

SMART ART
By Judy Stark, St. Petersburg Times.
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Jul 9, 2005. pg. 1.F

Abstract (Document Summary)

Stacey's sister, Julie Gray, and her daughter, Stacey Gray, created this scene. The primary colors inspired Julie to paint the hot-air balloon. Stacey used her hands to create the image as well as the handprint.; Robert Edmondson, son of; homeowner [Stacey Cyrus], a friend and several relatives get their brushes busy painting the Cyruses' hurricane panels.; This is brother-in-law [Howard Gray]'s take on surrealist painter Rene Magritte's Son of Man. Gray calls it The Green Apple Man.;; Nature enthusiast Theresa Rubalcava saw an image of a redfish on a shirt worn by another party guest and painted it on her plywood shutter.; Guests at the painting party signed one of the boards with their handprints.; Photo: PHOTO, Photos by STACEY CYRUS, (5)
Full Text (437 words)
Copyright Times Publishing Co. Jul 9, 2005

As you read this story today, Hurricane Dennis may be pounding Florida's west coast with heavy rains and high winds. Maybe you've protected your windows with shutters, or you're wishing you had.

A few weeks ago, Stacey and Paul Cyrus of Lutz got ready for the hurricane season. They cut their plywood to fit the windows of their home. Then they took the extra step that the experts recommend but few of us do: They painted their shutters. This helps plywood repel water and decreases the likelihood it will peel apart.

But no one said a paint job had to be boring. The Cyruses worked some enjoyment into necessity. They invited 20 family members and friends over for a "Celebrate the Wind" painting party to decorate their plywood.

The couple prepared the boards with several coats of white exterior paint. On party day they used 99-cent ladles from Big Lots to dip colorful paint into plastic highball glasses for each guest. They offered bristle and foam brushes. They provided empty highball glasses so the painters could mix colors, and tall plastic-coated cups to rinse brushes.

The Cyruses leaned 15 ready-to-paint plywood shutters against the chain-link fence that surrounds their pool and property and protected the grass with lengths of Visqueen plastic.

Then the artists went at it. One guest, Stacey's brother-in-law, Howard Gray, painted his version of the famous Magritte painting of a man wearing a black bowler, his face obscured by a green apple. There were abstract spatters, scenics, sunsets, palm trees and fish, stylized designs, and one board with the handprints of all the guests.

"My brother jokes that we should sell the boards on eBay and have professional shutters installed," Stacey Cyrus said in an e-mail. "I say the best part is that all this original artwork by friends and family is mine!"

- JUDY STARK, Times Homes editor
[Illustration]
Caption: Stacey's sister, Julie Gray, and her daughter, Stacey Gray, created this scene. The primary colors inspired Julie to paint the hot-air balloon. Stacey used her hands to create the image as well as the handprint.; Robert Edmondson, son of; homeowner Stacey Cyrus, a friend and several relatives get their brushes busy painting the Cyruses' hurricane panels.; This is brother-in-law Howard Gray's take on surrealist painter Rene Magritte's Son of Man. Gray calls it The Green Apple Man.;; Nature enthusiast Theresa Rubalcava saw an image of a redfish on a shirt worn by another party guest and painted it on her plywood shutter.; Guests at the painting party signed one of the boards with their handprints.; Photo: PHOTO, Photos by STACEY CYRUS, (5)
kareoke
Greensburg, IN
(Zone 6a)

July 10, 2005
5:09 PM

Post #1613368

That is wonderful, who knows you could end up with someone having a famouse painting .



Doris
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


July 11, 2005
3:03 PM

Post #1615439

Kimberley, thanks so much for researching this! I saw you'd done it earlier but was pretty caught up in the hurricane thread.

I'm sure glad Dennis is over but wish we had gotten more time between watches. We're already watching TD5...

gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 11, 2005
11:54 PM

Post #1616793

So did you have the boards up on your house? Did you get pictures?

Can't believe that TD5 is coming already. Yie.
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


July 12, 2005
12:19 AM

Post #1616852

Thank goodness we didn't need our boards...that would have meant we were under hurricane watch. We had some gusty squalls but nothing like last year.

TD5. I don't want to think about that yet LOL We're as prepared as we can be. We're only 6 weeks into the 6 month season. I have a feeling it will be a loooong summer
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

October 20, 2005
11:30 PM

Post #1827862

time to send out those invitations again? this time they can help put them up LOL...
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


October 21, 2005
12:46 AM

Post #1828037

Noooo! Funny Girl! I think Teflon Tampa will be okay yet again. It's been almost 40 years since Gladys and I don't remember any real damage then. Of course there weren't nearly as many people on the islands then either. I do remember evacuating from the beach to my dad's office on the mainland. It was built into the bluff...very safe. An adventure for us kids

On a more solemn note, we can pray that the storm really does drop to Cat 1 before landfall in Florida. We heard that earlier on the Weather Channel. People and homes survive Cat 1 hurricanes
patischell
Fort Pierce, FL
(Zone 10a)

April 27, 2006
8:34 PM

Post #2227587

***BUMP***

This came to mind as we are starting to sort out the plain boards for the coming season. It is a great idea, especially as we have to board up "just in case" when a 'cane is coming our way and sometimes they have to stay up for awhile.

My DD's grandchildren are coming for a visit and they are old enough to enjoy a painting party.

Thanks for finding it for me Robin..
Pati
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


April 28, 2006
5:52 PM

Post #2230305

Thanks for bringing this back up. Funny that I was just talking about these boards yesterday. If your grands are coming to visit this will be a wonderful and fun project for them.

It was such fun I was trying to figure out what else we could paint (or have painted). Even our rain barrels may be fair game. We have no HOA so we could have the house painted! LOLOL

Go for it Pati...have fun!!
BamaBelle
Headland, AL
(Zone 8a)

April 28, 2006
11:25 PM

Post #2231151

Wow! This is soooo Awesome! I missed this when it was first posted...now is a good time to bring it back to the top...you see, we have our first TD of the season. The good news is that it isn't headed for Flroida...but it IS headed to follow in Katrina's path. I worry about the folks in Mississippi living in the FEMA trailers and the folks back in New Orleans living in God knows what...even though it is not forecast to get beyond the TD stage, it is still going to be a mess. Forecast is for it to hit in about 4 days at 34N and 88.5W with winds around 35kt...however at its peak the winds will be 50kt with gusts to 60kts...and, of course this far out, there is lots of room for error as to where it will land and how strong it will be.

Heads up, Ya'll...it's going to be a busy season!
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 3, 2006
1:01 AM

Post #2243170

I like Chad's poem...!
Debbie
MySharona
Amelia Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 12, 2008
4:34 PM

Post #5542970

I'm bumping this because it's such a great idea!

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

September 12, 2008
4:37 PM

Post #5542981

Absolutely!
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


September 12, 2008
7:07 PM

Post #5543450

Oh!! This was such fun! Thankfully we have never had to use the boards...at least not for storms. Paul partitioned off part of the garage for a laundry room and guess what got used? He framed it out and used some of the boards They sure are a bright spot in the garage, from both sides! LOL
gardenwife
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 16, 2008
3:14 AM

Post #5557385

Folks up here could have used hurricane boards even clear up in Ohio on Sunday!

I love this thread. :)

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 16, 2008
9:04 PM

Post #5560154

This would be fun to JUST for the fun! LOL You could sell them and send the money to those hit hardest by the storms.
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 29, 2008
11:16 PM

Post #5614782

Had not seen this thread before a few moments ago, well maybe did, but who knows!

Most excellent! The artists should be proud and are certain to have a very fond memory of that painting party.

Talk about making the best out of a bad situation! The person who thought this up - "Floridian" right?, should be in charge of the education system for the country. Not the county, not the state, but the country.

I am truly impressed.
roadrunner
Hereford, AZ
(Zone 8a)

October 1, 2008
5:39 PM

Post #5621925

I just saw it also...what a wonderful idea you had, Stacy...Love & Hugs Jo
justmeLisa
Brewers, KY
(Zone 6b)

April 1, 2011
9:21 AM

Post #8464875

This is one of the many ways I will remember you Stacey. You epitomized awesomeness. Love ya friend, until we meet again.
roadrunner
Hereford, AZ
(Zone 8a)

April 1, 2011
1:42 PM

Post #8465324

I had forgotten about this "caper"...Stacey had some of the most awesome ideas.

Jo
weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

April 1, 2011
2:31 PM

Post #8465421

Glad you bumped this one up, so just Stacey. Thanks.

LoveForests

LoveForests
FU
United States
(Zone 9b)

July 14, 2011
5:28 PM

Post #8692695

What an awesome idea Floridian :]
Wish I knew more people like this and who thought of cute/cool things like this to do :]

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

July 14, 2011
5:53 PM

Post #8692744

LoveForests, she would have loved to hear that. Unfortunately for all of us, she passed away this year.

LoveForests

LoveForests
FU
United States
(Zone 9b)

July 14, 2011
5:55 PM

Post #8692750

Oh. sorry :[

heading off to cry now.

Sorry, verry sorry.

sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 24, 2011
11:39 AM

Post #8712556

Wow that is sad...I didn't even know. I've always enjoyed her pictures...a great photographer.

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

July 24, 2011
12:43 PM

Post #8712645

She's in the DG Memory Garden
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1168543/

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