Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pretty in Pink

 This painting turned out on a whim.  I hate wasting paint and I was using these colors for something else and had a bunch left over.  I just started slopping it on a piece of birch wood (my new favorite!) and this is what happened.  I think it turned out okay!  (Within the City, 2by2 $65 plus shipping)
 This is a ginormous window.  Lots of pinks and purples. Perfect for a girls room....or any room for that matter! ($125)
 A special order!
This finger print tree is for Tony and Jillian (obviously) for their wedding. It's done on watercolor board which is easy to work with and easy to frame! Looking forward to making more of these since I have a fascination with everything trees......

Monday, April 25, 2011

Chalking of the walk

It's that time of year again! Chalk the Walk in Mount Vernon, Iowa will be on Saturday May 7th and 8th.  I will be there with some of my windows (hopefully!) and am waiting until the last possible moment to figure out what I want to chalk.  I am now taking suggestions.....




Thursday, April 14, 2011

A whole lotta aspens....

 The bark is made out of old dictionary pages with graphite, pen and paint.
 (2ft by 2ft) and ready to hang.  Let my words be few ($65 plus shipping)
 A wedding gift! 
And another wedding gift.....

Have you ordered your wedding gifts yet? 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Music Lover. Lover of Music. I love Music.

 Come Thou Font (Board) $30
 Prone to Wander ($35)
 Cherry Blossoms ($65 plus shipping) 
Blessed ($35)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Inside the creative brain

Sometimes I can't sleep. (okay, a lot of the time I can't sleep)

My mind is constantly working....turning....processing....future projects, ideas and artwork.  

I can't make it through a day without writing down, sketching or painting some idea that has floated around in my head the night before.  

I can't walk down the street without seeing the beauty in everyday objects.  The curves in the pavement or the color of the new leaves.  

One mental picture leads to another that leads to another that leads to a painting. 

I can't walk by a blank space without thinking of what I could create on it.  

I can't help but think that these images of beauty in nature would make fabulous paintings or photographs. I take a mental snapshot.  

I have trouble sitting still because containment doesn't suit me.(but really....does containment suit anybody?)

I have to be doing something most of the time. 

I can't listen without doodling.  

I write. 
I paint. 
I take photos.
I draw.
I doodle. 
I read. 
I create. 

I draw out inspiration from unlikely sources. 

I am more creative when listening to music.  

I desire to learn new things every day. 

I desire uniqueness and one of kindness. 

When are you most creative? 

Making people smile

 One of my favorite things about my job as an artist is when I get to make someone smile.  When I capture exactly what they asked for or the feeling they wanted to convey.  The painting above was done for a family of a friend who lost two twins after they were born.  Such a heartbreaking story, I can't even begin to imagine what they are going through.  I hope this tiny piece of work will bring a smile to their face in their time of grieving.
Here is a stool for James! I hope I get to make him smile too! 
(Personalized Children's stool $40)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Poopies (or Poppies if you're normal)

 Periwinkle (such a fun word to say) Vintage window with antique music behind it ($75)
 This is a brand new window that I stumbled across on the side of the road, kind of strange, but I'm not complaining. ($100)
Tried to channel my inner Martha Stewart.....dark chocolate ginger cake with bourbon sauce. Fantastic. Not for kids though :)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday Five: Creative websites to visit

It's FRIDAY (just in case you have lost all track of time...which happens to me all the time)

Here are some great art blogs!

Enjoy. Be Inspired.

1. http://tyggereye.blogspot.com/

2. http://www.anopensketchbook.com/

3. http://esterwilson.blogspot.com/

4. http://carissapaige.blogspot.com/

5. http://happinessthroughart.blogspot.com/

New stuff!

 For a baby!
 It's really hard to see the detail on this piece from the photos! It's pretty funky though.
 Passionate (2ft by 2ft) Collage/painting $65 plus shipping
 It is well with my soul (collage) 2by2 $65
 Lined up waiting for names, quotes, verses, sayings.......
Another thumb print tree! These are selling like hot cakes (thank you!)


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