I've become a little obsessed with the welcome signs lately. I think it's because I always like to create things that can be used or hung in the house. This one measures a shade under two feet and six inches. Those are little black birds if you can't tell from the photo. ($30) I'm trying to get ready for the art open house (Nov. 14th) and need some smaller things!
This could actually hang without a name in the middle, I just left a space there, open for possibilities. I also left some of the wood grain showing because I liked the way it looked, kind of like the evening sky. It's done on wood and can be hung or set or nailed...you name it. It would make a marvelous Christmas gift (sorry, had to do a shameless plug!) ($30 and it's a hair under two feet by six inches)
This is blank for a reason. The reason being I'm waiting to put a name on it....like "The Does" The name would run down the side and you could hang this in your house....just in case you forgot what your last name was. You name it, I paint it. (personalized name sign $30)
I had this old screen down in the cellar and thought it needed a little paint job. oops, this is upside down.....just turn your head a little....there you go. This is on the inside of an old photo frame. Home ($20) My very favorite. Welcome sign (collage/acrylic/wood) $25
I'm so excited about this one! I left some of the window clear so you can see through it. Aspen Trees ($150) It's about 33x40ish.....the ish is because I used a ruler....tape measure has walked away again. Remember you don't have to hang these from a wall, they can be set on a dresser, mantle, fireplace, window, etc.
...and then there is this...uh, board. Experimenting....kind of. What do you think? I'll put a ribbon on it so you can hang it.
This is a window I just finished for Kristine and her family. She gave me a HUGE amount of good quality windows and I did this piece for her. Hope she likes it! It looks a little bright in the photo, but never fear Kristine...it's not that neon red! This is a piece entitled "Big A** Pear" (someday when you're older, I'll explain the title) for Amy, our wonderful local librarian. It's huge. 30x30! Hope she likes it!
Here is a canvas I did for a friend that wanted to do something personal for another friend who is expecting a baby. This is done on canvas with vintage magazine as the elephant (also based off of her baby sheets) with name and bible verse. This can be done for weddings, anniversaries, you name it. I love making things personal. I hope she enjoys it!
You can't really see the cool texture from this photo, but if you look close enough there is tissue paper under the paint and it adds a whole dimension. Oh, how I love skinny windows. Skinny Love ($100) Would look marvelous anywhere (like on top of my piano) This would also make a fabulous Christmas gift.
My first love....photography. Here is a shot from the pumpkin farm we visited yesterday. The farmer was unloading a huge load of peppers. Isn't this just a beautiful picture? Even thought I can't stand peppers. ...and here are the pumpkins. Standing at attention, waiting for little hands to pick them up and take them home.
See this nice white wall? It's the only white wall left in my house (yes, I'm a sucker for color) The reason that it has remained white (not a bad color, just too bland for this wall) is because it goes up the stairs and into the upstairs hallway. It would require a large ladder (which we'll have to borrow later) and a steady hand. If you look close enough, you can see a square of even whiter white (apparently, all white is not the same!) that I did a test on.....and failed miserably. Anyhoo, I am in the mood for some color on these walls that go up the stairs. It has to be a color that works with the blue...very blue...in my living room. I would love a color similar to my favorite ball jars. I'm not sure it would go with the blue however. Maybe grey? Here is another shot of the wall. So I need a little help from you. What color should I paint this remaining white wall in my house?
It's beginning to look a lot like.....uh, fall? Okay, so maybe you're not thinking about Christmas gifts just quite yet, but NOW is the time to get the orders in! DO IT. I'm doing wishful thinking and hoping I will be very busy with many many many art projects this fall and winter. I'm working with new materials such as wood and smaller picture frames (think mini windows) as well as larger windows. Need a personalized kid's room sign or last name of your new in-law's? You got it. (I'm not very good at this saleswoman thing am I?) Run your rough ideas past me and I can turn it into something fabulous. (really, did I just say fabulous?) Eeek.
I've decided to go small for a while. This is a 5x7 wood panel. The Hills are Alive ($20) This is a sneak peak at a larger piece I'm going to do for a friend. The is Literary Pear ($20)
I'm taking orders for Christmas. You can do large windows or smaller canvas/wood and everything in between! I'm also planning a Christmas open house with Diane and hopefully a few other crafty mamas. We haven't decided on a date yet, but it will be sometime before Thanksgiving.
Here is what I have left after the art show. I'm taking orders for Christmas now so I can get started soon! Let me know if you're interested in any of these (note some price change due to the need to move these pieces) I am also willing to barter for services or artwork!