Friday, February 12, 2016

Easter Already?

For someone who gets annoyed when the stores are jam-packed 
with Christmas in early October, I am certainly rushing Easter, this year! 

It is not even Valentine's Day, yet! 

I simply can't help it. I painted one little cute bunny and could not stop.
However, I can rationalize this "season-rushing" a little, because 
bunny-rabbits are cute all year long in a baby's nursery!  
It can double as NURSERY ART! 


How cute is this little guy on the easel?...




Sweet little things, aren't they?
I have been using photos of bunnies to paint and 
am about to talk myself into getting a new furry pet. 
I wonder how my labs will like a bunny? 
I am guessing they will think he is tasty. 

Here is Daisy this morning....


And this is Nellie ....



They are each manning different windows. 
They are my protectors. (Yeah, right - they are actually 
big, furry, lovable teddy bears who wouldn't hurt a 
burglar if he walked right into our house!). 

Hope you are having a great day!

"My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD. 
Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever."
Psalm 145:21


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Monday, February 1, 2016

Kitchen Parts

I tend to focus on pretty kitchens when glancing through a magazine or Pinterest. Primarily because I need a new kitchen. I love the floors in this kitchen....



And this is a fun, green lamp...


Art in the kitchen is always a plus. I could put fine art in my kitchen because I don't cook much, therefore, my pieces would always be protected from grease and smoke and garlic smells. Every personal flaw can be turned into a positive, if you think hard enough, can't it?


Love that artwork in that kitchen! 

Speaking of artwork, I've been painting. I just completed this vase of flowers...


Measures 16"x16" on wooden panel.


And here is another, smaller set of peonies....

12"x12" on wooden crad

Have a great day!!



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Friday, January 29, 2016

Let Every Creature Praise His Holy Name

Love this verse!



I typically use it for nursery paintings.

Saw a bunny on my way home, last night, and promptly painted this little guy!

"My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD. 
Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever"
Psalm 145:21


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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Flowers for Valentine's Day

Just a reminder -  Floral paintings last longer than fresh floral arrangements ! 





Here are a few of my Valentine's Day creations. ....



And they won't wilt !
I promise.

In the spirit of Valentine's Day art, I love this idea...


Have a great day!

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13


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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Not Enough Time




I love those potholders! How fun is that?!  
I wish I could crochet. 
However, my life is BOOKED solid with painting and work and kids and the *usual*. I'm going to crochet when I'm older, maybe. (Don't hold your breath - it will be awhile!)

Here is a little glimpse into my past weekend...



We've had lots of chickadees at our feeders this winter!

Have a great day!

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?  Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?"
Matthew 6:25-27


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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Green Apples and God

My art break is over. After the mad rush of Christmas orders, I have picked up my paintbrush, again. Don't get me wrong - I love Christmas! I love the fun and the chaos. I love remembering the baby that God sent to us. I also love painting at Christmas. I just tend to procrastinate and also manage to underestimate the number of late shoppers that will contact me. Those last minute shoppers are my "kin" in a way. I am a last minute person when it comes to shopping and planning, as well as with my to-do list. Due to this kinship, I have a difficult time saying "no" to requests for art at Christmas-time. So I paint late into the night and early in the morning, hopeful the flu-bug will avoid our home. 
Enough about me, here is my first creation in 2016.....

12"x12" on birchwood

And this photo of apples in a bowl is the piece I used for my inspiration....


Frest fruit is so ... ....

refreshing and clean.



I love how fruit and nature can gently remind us of God's presence. 

"But ask the animals, and they will teach you, 
or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; 
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, 
 or let the fish in the sea inform you. 
Which of all these does not know 
 that the hand of the Lord has done this? 
In his hand is the life of every creature 
 and the breath of all mankind."
Job 12: 7-10


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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Exteriors I Found While Watching Football

Hope you are having a wonderful 2016, thus far!!

I am not quite back into the swing of things. I took a couple of weeks away from my art and am eager to start painting, again.

I am a multi-tasker by nature (or maybe simply because I am female?). So, I looked at pinterest, worked a crossword, and read twitter articles while watching the football game with my family, last night. I ran across these gorgeous homes on Pinterest....













It is not easy to find a home photographed in winter-time. That crossed my mind as I sat under a blanket in January on the sofa "watching" football. 

My entire Pinterest Exteriors feed pretty much looks like the same house, over and over....



My favorite home exteriors tend to have the following:
1. white or light paint
2. symmetry
3. columns
4. cottage sized
5. boxwoods

Classic styles are hard to pin down to a specific era, which is one reason I am partial to that style. Essentially, I enjoy seeing a symmetrical white cottage with boxwoods out front. Perfection.

In regards to my art - I have several items in local stores, but need to replenish. I added a couple to my Etsy shop last night....


Hope you are enjoying 2016! Stay warm, my friends!


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