Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Five: Creative websites to visit

Drumroll please..........Friday is finally here! The sun is shining. My dogs are shedding.

Time for the Friday Five! In no particular order.....

Some very talented people out there! I always have a hard time finding just five.

Happy Friday!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Make Lemonade

I sat staring at this canvas with a cool background forever and decided to go with a slice of lemon. My children love lemons (weirdos) and so do I (even bigger weirdo) and it makes me think of summer....that couldn't come fast enough! ($40)

Hiding Place

Hiding Place (collage/acrylic on canvas) $60
I had this canvas hiding away in my art room and took it out for a little recycling. I love this new teal color that I found and have been experimenting with it all over the place. This canvas is fairly large, I can get my ruler out later if need be. The short one ran off with it!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Dog Butt.

This post has nothing even remotely close to art or paint or even being creative for that matter. I just wanted to show you what kind of trouble my dog is in today. Both of them are shedding like crazy and just might send me over the edge into a spiral of vacuuming fury so I banished them to the kitchen. Obviously they found other ways to entertain themselves. See exhibit A: Dog on table. Dog is not supposed to be on table. Dog's owner is not happy with dog. Anyone want a dog?
Dog butt.
She spotted our friendly neighborhood squirrel ransacking our bird feeder.
Once again, dog is NOT supposed to be on the table.
Naughty dog.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Five: Creative websites to visit

I am beginning to look forward to Fridays because I get to browse through creative blogs! Here are my picks for the Friday Five this week. Happy creating!

1. (I may have used this one before, but I love her work!)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Art in your house?

This is the window that I did for Kim. She wanted a mirror in the middle so I bought some mirror spray paint (yes, there is such a thing) It doesn't give a super reflective finish, but it does give it some vintage flair. I like how it turned out.

(The two piece on the piano are for a baby gift) As you can see I am a little like the mama-razzi, I take a billion photos of my children. So much so that they have asked me to, "please put the camera down and play with us mom." Eeek!

So this weekend at the art show I was having a conversation with the cute ladies from Things with Wings, and they asked if I had my artwork up in my house. Apparently in the art world some things (like having your own works) in your house is a tad on the taboo side. I'd have to argue against it because I love hanging up my art in my house. I figure there are a few reasons why one my hang their own pieces up in their house but for me it boils down to 1. I usually can't afford anyone elses artwork 2. I make things that would look good in my house and that are pleasing to me 3. I have run out of places to store the windows and thus making many homes around my house! Above are a few of the places I have found to hide artwork in mi casa!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Baby baby

12x12 canvas. Winged heart. Needs a big fat MOM in the middle don't you think?
I'm not sure if these are done yet. I really like the colors though.
This is for baby Noah. It's a 12x12 canvas and matches his bedding. Hope he likes it!

Recycled sweater hats

Okay, so this hat is from Wal-mart, but it was only $2! I just added the hand sewn felt flower pin.

I made this one out of an old sweater from cost $.25 baby.

Here are the two recycled sweater hats. Not the best sewing in the world, but I got both sweaters for $.50 total. Can't beat that!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Art night and wine tasting

Just a few photos from the art night! These windows are still available!

The space was limited so I had to squeeze all of my art on a window sill.
The art night and wine tasting was a success! Lots of fun and just a relaxing time selling some art. Sales were a little slow but we did get to see some friends. Here are a few photos from the night. The window on the wall is an actual window from the old building before they renovated, I snagged it before they threw them away!
Here is the coffee shop and cafe. Wonderful wood, coffee and wine/beer in the evenings. You should come and check it out!
I finished this little guy right before the show, although I believe I posted a photo yesterday. Sorry to bore you. It did not sell, so it's still available!
I got on a flower broach/pin kick. I made an insane amount and they are still available too. I am thinking of sewing some hats and putting them on for added that a word? Chicness? Now it is.
This has nothing to do with the art show, I just wanted to show off my heart shaped pancake that I made the boys for breakfast.
This was the scene Saturday morning. There was fog and a little snow that turned into this beautiful frost on the trees.
Ed and Bett from Mount Vernon were there too. They make this incredible jewelry from hand. Fortunately for them, I was standing next to it the whole night admiring and then of course...buying :) I didn't get a photo of the other set up from Things with Wings for some reason, they had some amazing artwork as well. They had some fun at the end when their car battery died and we borrowed some random dude from inside to help us jump the car. Fun times.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Two-ply. Why the name you ask? Well I wanted to use tissue paper on the back for texture and I ran I had to use the next best thing....toilet paper. ($100)
These are the ones I have finished with pins on the back. Put them on a hat or a coat or a bag! ($2) each.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Pretties: Felt flowers

Having fun with the felt flowers. Baylor is modeling the recycled shirt hat with felt flower pins.
Here are a few with pins on the back so you can put them just about anywhere.

Add some pretty to your hat or coat or bag!

Friday Five: Creative websites to visit

First, I must shamelessly put in a plug our art night and wine tasting event tomorrow! Should be wonderful and a fun time had by all. Let me know if you need directions!

Now on to the good stuff.

I might have to start making this the Friday fifteen because of all of the creative sites out there.

Drum roll please.....

1. (This is Eric's blog, he's a coach with my husband and little did I know he is a pretty sweet artist)

Wishing you a very creative Friday!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thou shall not whine

Guilty as charged....but not as guilty as my children. The final boards are finished (at least for the time being!) Productivity brought to you today by the letter N as in nap. Thank you Brody for sleeping....finally! ($35)
This one is a little different. It's watercolored/ink right on the board. It was kind of an experiment at first but I kind of like it :) ($35)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Working overtime

I made a mistake on this one but tried to cover it up. Not sure how I like it, we shall see!
This is for Lindsay to put in her lovely farmhouse (jealous!) It's my all time favorite Abe Lincoln quotes.
This is how I felt this morning...after seven cups of coffee...I went nuts with the painting.

Trying to get ready for the show on Saturday! I'm almost finished with the smaller wooden works and putting the finishing touches on the windows and making sure they are ready to hang. We are hoping for a good turnout! These lovely ladies will be there, along with some artwork from this chica.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Rock on.

This is Apple Blossoms and the middle isn't painted. I want to try to put a mirror paint on there and see how it works, but we shall see. I painted over the green on this one. ($125)
Bigger piece of wood with a verse from Be Thou My Vision (one of my favorite hymns) on it. The trees are made out of watercolor vintage magazine. ($35)
Vintage magazine, white wash, collage on wood ($35)
I have a thing for guitars. It's probably because I've always wanted to play one but settled on the cornet and piano. Rock on ($35)
Stained from art for life I guess. Okay with me. I swear, I bathe.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday Five

First I wanted to show you the final board that I finished last night. The positives: I ran out (sold) a lot of them and need to get more! I have three new orders and I'm excited to work on them. The negatives: This will be my fourth trip to Menards to raid their scrap wood pile and I will have to work hard to get some ready for the art night!

Now what you've really been waiting for! The FRIDAY FIVE top creative websites to visit. I can hardly choose just five! Here you go in no particular order.

Your mission, if you choose to accept is to leave a comment with your FAVORITE creative blog (for the moment) Happy Friday!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things...

Just a little heart broach I threw together to add some color to my coat. It needed some love. So far the only thing I can sew is felt and my thumb.
Just finished a batch of wood works. This one is blank because I'm waiting for someone to, "order" something on it. Like a last name or a saying or a bible verse.
Up close and personal of my cupcakes.
I took a vintage magazine circa 1900 and watercolored on it for the cupcake part and then used fabric as the bottom. Turned out pretty cute!

I know this saying is totally over used, but it was the only thing I could think of today.
Sorry about the bad photo. It says, "Be still and know that I am God." Words to live by for sure. I don't know the meaning of BE STILL, but I am slowing learning!
Here is the "batch" of wood works! I like working on wood because I love the texture and it's cheap. Thank you Menards.
This bad boy is currently in my kitchen, sitting on my cabinet...waiting for someone to buy. I've grown quite attached though.
My collection of vintage pitchers in my kitchen. Love them.
...and my collection of cobalt blue glass in my sink window. Love them too.
I've taken over the kitchen table since it's so cold. We had a "picnic" lunch today because there was paint and glue all over the table. The boys loved it and I didn't have to disturb the mess.


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